The mission of the Duke Healthy Lifestyles program is to provide equitable access to evidence-based evaluation and treatment for obesity and its health complications; personalized for children, teens, young adults and their families.
How It Works
Every family’s journey is unique. Our team includes medical, dietary, exercise, and mental health professionals to serve as your “team” along that journey. Our role is to provide you and your family with all the science-based and effective treatment options available to you. This is different for every child, and may include lifestyle support, community-based recreation programming, medications, and/or surgery. We respect your decisions on which treatments to choose, if any. We will support you in that decision and offer guidance based on nearly 20 years of experience.
We will assess your child’s whole health, including physical, medical, dietary, and emotional well-being. This may include:
- Genetic testing
- Disordered eating
- Mental health
- Health issues related to obesity
- Social drivers of health
Here are some of the treatment options you might consider: