If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, on Long Island.
One Potato Two Tomato
9 Albertson Avenue, Albertson
(516) 484-2234 / (516) 286-5255
Specialty: healthy lifestyle education center for children ages 5-19, including healthy cooking, fitness training classes, and self-esteem building.
Rita K. Batheja, MS, RD, CDN
825 Van Buren Street, Baldwin Harbor
Specialty: based on a doctor's referral and medical examination, a weight goal is set based on the individual child's medical needs.
Child Development Associates
Barbie Broschart MS, RD
(516) 739-1936; firstname.lastname@example.org
173 Mineola Boulevard, Suite 301B, Mineola
Specialty: specializes in overweight, obese, underweight and picky eaters, and private pediatric weight management and treatment groups.
Fit Kids for Life
Dr. Peter Morelli
(631) 444-KIDS (5437)
University of Stony Brook Hospital
Specialty: a 10-week exercise and nutrition program for children ages 8-18.
Life Center Counseling and Health Services
214 Wall Street, Huntington
Specialty: nutritional counseling for children ages 5 and up, including a tailored individualized health care plan.
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