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.
July 9, 2013
New brain imaging study provides support for the notion of food addiction. Substance abuse and high-glycemic foods may trigger the same brain mechanism tied to addiction. Read related articles: New York Times, Time Magazine, National Public Radio.
November 13, 2012
Due to ongoing efforts led by David Ludwig, MD, PhD, the TEDMED challenge team has promised to highlight obesity as a top 20 challenge this year.
November 8, 2012
Our researchers find that when it comes to weight-loss maintenance, low-glycemic diets may help keep weight off and be more sustainable for kids, compared to the conventional low-fat diet.
October 29, 2012
Watch a new video about what patients can expect at the Optimal Weight for Life Program.
October 17, 2012
Study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds definitive evidence that sugar-sweetened beverages directly link to weight gain.