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Childhood obesity poses significant challenges for young patients and their caregivers. Here, we share insights from the field, tips for caregivers and patients, and news related to childhood obesity from the Nexus network.

Inpatient Prader-Willi Syndrome Program

6 tips for staying healthy after a Prader-Willi Syndrome program »

For children and adolescents with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), inpatient programs can be life-changing. They offer structured, supportive environments in which patients can shed pounds through controlled diets, physical training regimens, medical interventions, and behavioral therapies. After successfully completing a child…

Children with PWS playing a dance game in physical therapy

Structured nutrition for pediatric patients struggling with childhood obesity and Prader-Willi Syndrome »

Children with established weight control problems, including childhood obesity and Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), often need a safe, structured environment to help them reach weight loss and general health and wellness goals. Offering a welcoming, home-like setting, Nexus Children’s Hospital’s Jump…

Child with PWS playing games

Strategies for living with Prader-Willi Syndrome »

For individuals living with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), health problems often go beyond weight gain and maintenance. PWS is a rare genetic disorder that can cause learning and behavioral issues in addition to health problems related to obesity and weight gain.…

Children with childhood obesity practicing healthy eating skills

Good relationship with food: the purpose, goals, and outcomes of communal meals in pediatric rehabilitation »

For the patients at Nexus Children’s Hospital, communal mealtime is an important part of the day.

Brain injured patient eating during therapy

Dietary needs of patients with neurological impairment and swallowing challenges »

Neurological diseases occur when there is a dysfunction of the nervous system involving the brain, spinal cord, and/or peripheral nerves. These diseases may be acute, chronic, or a combination of both. Brain injury may occur as a sudden onset following…

Children with childhood obesity eating balanced lunch

Food control for children with medical conditions associated with binge eating & weight gain »

Food control focuses on creating an environment that limits access to food. Children who have medical conditions associated with binge eating and weight gain may need to live, learn, and play in spaces that either don’t have food or have…

Prader-Willi Syndrome physical therapy treatment

Treating PWS and helping children and adolescents navigate challenges »

Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder that affects learning and behavior resulting from an abnormality on the 15th chromosome. Individuals experience PWS differently and can have challenges, including health problems related to overeating and weight gain, delayed puberty,…

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