Active communities promote active children and adults
Organizing outdoor activities for the entire family is a great way to have fun and stay active.
Staying active together can promote both a healthy lifestyle and provide quality family time.
A formula for a healthy lifestyle.
Schools are changing their Nutrition Standards to combat obesity trends.
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|Together, we can impact childhood obesity.
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Nemours Children’s Health System, Healthy Choices Clinic
The Healthy Choices Clinic at Nemours Children’s Hospital and our satellite offices in Orlando and Melbourne provide personalized care for children with obesity. Children with obesity commonly develop related health conditions such as impaired sugar metabolism, high blood pressure, breathing and sleep problems, elevated fats in the blood, and mood concerns. If untreated, these conditions can result in diabetes, heart disease, and other problems. The good news is that effective treatment improves health.
Our team of dedicated physicians, nurses, dietitians, exercise specialists, mental health counselors and staff work closely with your family to complete a thorough medical, nutritional and psychosocial assessment. Through compassionate, patient-centered counseling, we help your child or teen focus on goal-setting and target behaviors they can change. This program has been highly effective in helping kids and families begin developing healthy habits and sustained weight management for a lifetime.
The Healthy Choices Clinic is part of the Nemours Division of General Academic Pediatrics, where our care for children extends beyond the walls of our medical offices with community outreach programs like the Florida Prevention Initiative. Working with other doctors and community partners, we are passionate about, and dedicated to promoting children’s wellness through healthy eating and physical activity.
Jane M. Benton MD, MPH
Lloyd N. Werk, MD, MPH
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Jordan Rambo, Executive Assistant
To provide leadership, institutions, and services to restore and improve the health of children through care and programs not readily available, with one high standard of quality and distinction, regardless of the recipient's financial status.
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Nemours' founder, Alfred I. duPont, firmly believed that “it is the duty of everyone in the world to do what is within his power to alleviate human suffering.” Our journey began in 1936 with the formation of The Nemours Foundation under the terms of Mr. duPont’s will; it began to deliver on his vision in 1940.
Healthy Choices Clinic at Nemours in Orlando opened its doors in 2006.
We serve central and east Florida with office locations in Melbourne, Lake Nona and downtown Orlando.
The Florida Blue Foundation is committed to finding ways to prevent childhood obesity in the state of Florida and is providing community grant funding to non-profit community organizations that can address the ongoing needs and gaps related to this problem in the Parramore/Holden Heights area. The Health Council of East Central Florida is the lead agency in Central Florida supporting this effort. This initiative provides funding to support Building a Healthy Parramore Call to Action strategies, activities and polices in the Parramore/Holden Heights community.
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This website was made possible with generous funding and support from the Florida Blue Foundation. Financial services generously provided by Bullock, Garner, & Leslie, CPA Firm.