Obesity Prevention Center
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.
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.
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.
Watch a new video about what patients can expect at the Optimal Weight for Life Program.
Study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds definitive evidence that sugar-sweetened beverages directly link to weight gain.