Pediatric Weight Management Programs

Learn about centers that provide intensive, multi-disciplinary care and treatment for childhood obesity.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Brenner Children’s Hospital

The BrennerFIT Program at Brenner Children’s Hospital is geared towards a holistic treatment of pediatric obesity for children 2-18 years of age. BrennerFIT involves the coordinated effort of physicians, psychologists, dietitians, physical therapists and nurse case managers.

Phone: (336) 713-2348

Duke University School of Medicine, Center for Nutritional Disorders and Obesity

The Healthy Lifestyles Program (HLP) is a multidisciplinary referral clinic for the management of childhood obesity in children and teenagers aged 0-22. Treatment includes an initial screening for the causes and consequences of obesity, an intensive lifestyle intervention phase lasting six months, and a maintenance program that continues until adulthood. For patients who do not respond to lifestyle intervention, pharmacotherapy (medications to help lose weight) and bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) are available options for selected adolescents.

Duke Children’s Primary Care
4020 N. Roxboro Street
Durham, NC 27704
Office: 919-620-5356 or 1-866-530-5356
Appointments: 919-620-5356
Fax: 919-471-6930

Duke Children’s Consultative Services of Raleigh
3480 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Tel: 919-862-5750
Fax: 919-862-5755
Appointments: 919-668-4000

East Carolina University, Department of Pediatrics, The Brody School of Medicine

The Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center provides multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for overweight youth. Pediatricians, dietitians, physical therapists and a mental health professional work together to develop effective, family-centered approaches to weight management for each patient.

Take Off-4 Health Summer 2009

East Carolina University is proud to partner with North Carolina 4-H, one of the state’s premier youth organizations, and North Carolina Cooperative Extension to sponsor Take Off 4-Health in summer 2009. Take Off 4-Health is a healthy lifestyle camp for overweight boys and girls ages 12-18. The 3-week residential camp is held each summer at the Eastern 4-H Center in Columbia, NC and is supported by the ECU Brody School of Medicine. Take Off 4-Health helps campers lose weight, build self esteem and learn the tools necessary to lead a healthy life and reduce their risks of developing chronic disease.

Take Off 4-Health is now accepting campers for the summer 2009 session: Sunday, July 26 – Friday, August 14. The registration fee is $2,250 for the three weeks. A limited number of scholarships are available for overweight youth of Pitt and Bertie counties only. Other funds may also be available for a very limited number of type 2 diabetics from NC who are highly motivated to attend the camp. To download an application or register online, visit the Eastern 4-H Center’s web site at For more information about scholarship opportunities, contact Yancey Crawford at

David Collier, MD, PhD, Director

Yancey Crawford, MPH, Program Coordinator

ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight
Research and Treatment Center
Room 3E-139 Brody Medical Sciences Building
600 Moye Boulevard
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: 252-744-5061
Fax: 252-744-3297

WakeMed Pediatric Weight Management

WakeMed Pediatric Weight Management is a family-based multidisciplinary practice for the management of childhood obesity in children and teenagers ages 0-18.  Our team consists of medical providers, dietitians, exercise specialists, and behavior specialists.  Families work with the team on lifestyle interventions to optimize health and manage weight related health conditions.  All families have the option to participate in our free community-based family fitness program, Energize, and our cooking classes.  For adolescents, we offer additional treatment options including a meal replacement diet plan, weight loss medications, and our Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program.

WakeMed Raleigh Medical Park
23 Sunnybrook Road, St 200
Raleigh, NC 27610
Appointments: 919-235-6439
Fax: 919-231-0314

WakeMed Apex HealthPlex
120 Healthplex Way, 3rd floor
Apex, NC 27502
Appointments: 919-235-6439
Fax: 919-231-0314

WakeMed Clayton Medical Park
104 Medspring Drive, Suite 210
Clayton, NC 27520
Appointments: 919-235-6439
Fax: 919-231-0314