services and programs
medical nutrition therapies
When visiting the lipid clinic at Dayton Children’s, each patient will meet with a dietitian for a full dietary evaluation. This will happen at your initial visit and then again as needed. The dietitian will set individual goals with the patient and their family and work on a nutrition plan specific for that child.
Each patient will be evaluated by the physician on their physical needs and abilities. They will help set fitness goals as needed. Our team will also do testing to make sure all activities are safe and appropriate for each child.
The lipid team will complete a review of healthy lifestyle changes for the entire family. They will also complete goal setting specific to the patient. Once completed we will provide resources and educational materials to the families to assist in meeting these goals.
individual medical assessment of risk factors of being overweight
Each patient will receive a full physical exam to determine individual risk factors. This will then help guide creating an individualized treatment plan for each child.
Healthy Way program
The Healthy Way program is a great, free opportunity for you and your family! It is a family-focused curriculum to empower you and your family to adopt healthy lifestyle changes.
Parents will receive tips about eating smart and being active, and children will participate in fun activities to learn about food and physical activity.
- Attend at least five classes during your registered session (both a family member and a child)
- Learn together
- Try new foods and activities in class and at home
- Interact in class with other families and the instructor
Our commitment to you:
- Groceries to try new recipes at home
- Gas cards given at each session
- Additional incentives when you come to all classes
- Free childcare provided to children 6 and younger
- Program is free!
For more information or to register, contact Dayton Children's by calling 937-641-3000 and ask to be transferred to the Healthy Me clinic. We will contact you to schedule a session 1-2 weeks prior to the session start date.