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Pediatric Weight Management Clinic

Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the United States and Mississippi is no exception. In response to this need, CIH hosts a monthly Pediatric Weight Management Clinic to assist pediatric patients and their family members in making healthy lifestyle changes to help them manage their weight successfully.

Our team consists of a pediatric nurse practitioner, dietitian, and physical therapist. Children and family members meet with our team and receive nutrition education, skilled PT, and counseling specific to their identified needs.

CIH also offers a unique 6-week pediatric weight management group called emPOWER where participants learn, along with their peers, how to exercise and eat properly in order to maintain a healthy weight. emPOWER aims to improve fitness levels in the areas of strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and coordination in a fun and uplifting environment.

Below are links to some brief and effective pediatric exercise videos provided by our integrative health staff. We would love for you to check them out!

Rachel K. DearRachel Dear
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Physical Therapist
Krista King HeadshotKrista King, RDN
Department of Pediatrics Gastroenterology
Registered Dietitian
Shanda-Sandridge.jpgShanda Sandridge, CPNP
Department of Pediatrics Gastroenterology
Nurse Practitioner