Celebrate with us!

Join us for an open house

Get a move on and join us for the grand opening of our second location and home of our nationally recognized program, Jump Start Health & Wellness. Stop by Nexus Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands to learn more about how we serve children with childhood obesity and Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS).

A place to jump start healthy habits.

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 Start Program helps our young patients decrease BMI while addressing weight-related conditions.

Program Features

  • Individualized plan that addresses medical issues and behavioral complications
  • Designed for all children who have found traditional outpatient programs unsuccessful
  • Emotional and social support for children and families

2020 Featured Program Data

Standards of Care

As the only nationally recognized inpatient program designed to treat childhood obesity and the weight and behavioral issues of Prader-Willi Syndrome, Nexus’ Jump Start Program has a variety of goals including:

  • Decrease BMI
  • Resolve weight-related conditions
  • Develop strategies to manage behavior
  • Decrease unstructured time
  • Develop coping skills for at home, school, or in the community
  • Improve overall quality of life

The continued support and structure provided by family members, caregivers, and friends is imperative to the ongoing success of PWS management.

Diagnoses Criteria

  • Individual with PWS
  • Body mass index (BMI) greater than 35
  • At least 2 comorbidities

Patients with a PWS diagnosis do not have to meet other criteria upon admission.

Refer a Patient to the Jump Start Program