New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children's Hospital

New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children's Hospital Overview

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Preventing childhood obesity for a healthier tomorrow

Welcome to the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children's Hospital—a resource for parents, children, healthcare providers and others who are dedicated to combating childhood obesity.

Over the last several decades, obesity has become an epidemic that puts happy, healthy futures in danger. Boston Children’s Hospital and the New Balance Foundation unite under a common goal to create healthy and happy lifestyles that last into adulthood.

Join us in our efforts to prevent childhood obesity for a healthier tomorrow.

Join Boston Children’s Hospital for an unprecedented conference addressing how the latest childhood obesity research is being translated into successful community interventions.
Please save the dates of March 31st and April 1st, 2016 for this exciting conference.
For more information contact or 617-355-6097

Harvard Food+ Research Symposium: David Ludwig
April 2, 2015

OWL on the Water helps overweight kids find a love of exercise, and a team of their own

OWL on the Water (OOTW) is a unique rowing-based exercise program designed to help overweight kids discover their inner athlete in a supportive team environment. The program is open to OWL patients aged 11 1/2 and older, and participants must maintain active participation in the OWL clinic program to remain eligible. We offer 4 sessions (seasonally) each year at a cost to families of $100/session. Our main goals are to foster an enjoyment of exercise while improving fitness for health. Patients also often experience improved self esteem and self efficacy as they develop strong bods with teammates and master new skills. For more information on OWL on the Water please contact Sarah Picard at (857)218-3614 or or Steven Coletti at (617) 919-6566 or To schedule appointments in the OWL clinic (required for participation in OOTW) please call (617)355-5159


The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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