Kids and Teens Healthy Weight Program

Clinical Services: Pediatrics
Upper East Side
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-3442

We are going virtual for Fall 2020! The Kids and Teens Healthy Weight Program at Weill Cornell Medicine, developed by a Pediatric Endocrinologist and Registered Dietitian, is a free series of interactive, age-appropriate small group sessions that focus on healthy eating and other important food and nutrition concepts. This fall, we are continuing our program -- online! Family members and caretakers are encouraged to attend with their children. We strive to make classes hands-on and fun!

Topics include:
- healthy cooking demonstrations
- developing meal plans
- label reading
- fitness and exercise, and
- how to select nutritious foods

Guest speakers such as professional chefs, social workers, and exercise specialists cover the broad spectrum of developing a healthy diet -- essential to growth, development and weight management.

The program is offered by the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Weill Cornell Medicine, affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Children’s Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center.  

The first Fall 2020 session is Monday, October 5th.   All sessions will be held virtually via Zoom at 5:00pm.   Zoom links will be sent to attendees prior to the session.  Please enroll by 9/21/2020.


Session 1: Staying Fit for the Future

This session teaches families about nutritional requirements while exploring technology, community resources, and the principles of healthy weight management.

DATE: Monday, October 5, 2020, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Session 2: Healthy Cooking

During this session, we will learn the basics of healthy cooking. Our professional chef, Allison Aaron, RD, will demonstrate cooking tools.

DATE: Monday, October 12, 2020, 5:00-6:00p.m.

Session 3: Figuring Out Food Labels

This interactive session will teach your child how to read labels and make healthier selections while choosing snacks and meals, as well as during supermarket shopping.

DATE: Monday, October 19, 2020, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Session 4: Restaurant Dining and Fast Foods

This session is designed to teach families how to eat healthy while eating out. We are going to discover the secrets and tricks of making healthier choices while dining out.

DATE: Monday, October 26, 2020, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Session 5: Children and Exercise Recommendations

This session focuses on physical activity recommendations and health benefits. Our exercise specialist, James Mitchell, will demonstrate age-appropriate exercises.

DATE: Monday, November 2, 2020, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Session 6: Healthy Snacks for Children and Teens

Our healthy snacking session will be sure to give you some new ideas about wonderful snacks to pack or keep around the house.

DATE: Monday, November 9, 2020, 5:00-6:00p.m.

We strongly encourage our participants to come to every session to get the full benefit of the program.


How to Enroll:

To be eligible, all children must have an initial assessment by one of our Pediatric Endocrinologists (regular office charges apply).  Assessments can be in-person or via a Video Visit.  Deadline for enrolling: 9/21/2020.

For more information, and to schedule an appointment, contact us:

Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Sub-Specialty Clinic

505 East 70th Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10021





Phone: 646-962-3442 (select option 3) to speak with Katherine Bardhoshi.

Registration Deadline: 9/21/2020

Space is limited! All sessions are first come, first serve.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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Looking for kid-friendly snack and meal ideas?  Check out our recipe video series by Course Co-director Isabel Reckson, MPH, CDE, RD!

Easy Lemon Squeezy Salad

Roasted Chickpeas

Frozen Peanut Butter and Banana Bites

Salmon, Brown Rice, and Veggies

Quick and Simple Oatmeal



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