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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.
OWL on the Water helps kids find a love of exercise
OWL on the Water (OOTW) is a unique rowing-based exercise program designed to help kids with weight challenges 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 each year. The main goals are to foster an enjoyment of exercise while improving fitness for health.
For more information about OWL on the Water please contact Sarah Picard at email@example.com or Steven Coletti at (617) 919-6566 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To schedule appointments in the OWL Clinic (required for participation in OOTW) please call (617)355-5159.
For patients in the OWL Program, joining a rowing team makes all the difference
Two lessons I learned on my weight loss journey
Dr. David Ludwig, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center and the Optimal Weight for Life Program, rewrites the rules on weight loss, diet, and health in his new book Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Calls, and Lose Weight Permanently, published January 5, 2016. Explore the Always Hungry? website.
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.”