New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children's Hospital

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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.

Register Now!

Join us for our second biannual Childhood Obesity in the Community: Turning Science into Care, addressing how the latest childhood obesity research is being translated into successful community interventions. 


Register now for this exciting conference, occurring March 31st and April 1st, 2016. Abstracts are still being accepted. Explore our conference website or contact or 617-355-6097 for more information.

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 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.


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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.


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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