The Pediatric Obesity Center for Treatment, Research and Education

The Pediatric Obesity Center for Treatment, Research, and Education at Connecticut Children’s offers a behavior-based weight management program for children and adolescents. Our specialists help children and their families change behaviors to establish healthier physical and emotional lifestyles.

Connecticut Children’s is one of just 25 children’s hospitals in the U.S. selected as part of NACHRI’s FOCUS on a Fitter Future task force, a collaborative effort to identify best practices for pediatric weight management programs. We offer several obesity treatment programs that help children achieve a healthier lifestyle. Connecticut Children’s is the only hospital in the state that provides adolescents with a surgical option for weight management.

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Video Visits Available

See your Connecticut Children’s pediatric weight management program providers from home or another secure location using your smartphone, tablet or personal computer!

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Obesity & Weight Management Locations

Exterior of 505 Farmington Avenue

Connecticut Children's Specialty Care and Surgery Center – Farmington

505 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT06032
United States

Exterior view of 4 Corporate Drive in Shelton

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Shelton (4 Corporate Dr.)

4 Corporate Drive, Suite 282
Shelton, CT06484
United States

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Westport

191 Post Road West
Westport, CT06880
United States

Exterior view of 100 Retreat Ave in Hartford

Connecticut Children’s Primary and Specialty Care Center – Hartford (100 Retreat Ave.)

100 Retreat Avenue
Hartford, CT06106
United States

What Sets Us Apart

Comprehensive Medical, Psychological and Surgical Care

Connecticut Children’s Obesity and Weight Management program includes board-certified pediatric surgeons, a dedicated psychologist and a pediatric endocrinologist.

Understanding Pediatric Obesity

Connecticut Children’s endocrinologists and psychologists conduct research in several areas of pediatric obesity.

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Obesity & Weight Management Resources

The American Academy of Pediatrics is a professional membership organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

The United Way of Connecticut’s Child Development Infoline provides education on development, behavior management strategies and programs, makes referrals to services, and provides advocacy and follow-up as needed. For more information, call 1.800.505.7000.

Curious about how to build a healthy plate? provides healthy solutions for everyday life. It provides resources to improve your plate and increase physical activity through different online tools and activities. Provides tips for children, students, adults, seniors and professionals.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the United States’ largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, and represents over 100,000 credentialed practitioners — registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, registered, and other dietetics professionals holding undergraduate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics. is its go-to resource for providing nutrition information to the public. On the site you can find articles with quick tips to improve nutrition, overall health and stay updated on changes related to nutrition and food. This site also provides a gateway to find Registered Dietitians and other nutrition professionals in your area.

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

Nourish Interactive offers fun nutrition games for kids, interactive nutrition tools and tips for parents and health educators to use to promote healthy living for the whole family.

Connecticut Children’s Weight Management Family Advisory Board is made up of families who participated in one of our weight management programs. They provide program insight to other patients and families, and offer feedback so that Connecticut Children’s may continually improve its programs. For more information, obesity [at] (send an email) or call 860.545.8364.

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Weight Management Information for Medical Professionals

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions among children in the United States, affecting nearly 40 percent of children. Connecticut Children’s Pediatric Obesity Center for Treatment, Research and Education, in collaboration with the hospital’s Co-Management Program, has developed the following tools to help primary care providers in the assessment and treatment of childhood obesity and its co-morbidities.

The Pediatric Obesity Center at Connecticut Children’s offers clinical and research opportunities to medical students, residents and interns, along with psychology programs for doctoral students. Learn more.