New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center | 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.

The New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children’s Hospital understands the unique role that community organizations play in the health of children, and works to partner with these organizations to address the obesity epidemic head on.

Our experts are working toward building helpful resources for children and parents that community organizations can use to enrich their member’s lifestyles and health outcomes. Keep checking this site to learn more about our exciting and innovative updates that will come soon.

Always Hungry?

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.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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