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If you are reading this blog post, you likely know how hard it can be to manage weight and health. Perhaps the only thing more difficult is talking to our kids about weight. A recent survey found that parents of teens find it more difficult to talk about weight with their child than talking about sex, drugs, alcohol, or smoking!

Many teens struggle with weight and body image. Yet for many parents, talking to your teenager about weight can be difficult or may feel awkward. Some parents may feel unprepared to have these conversations; others may worry about saying the “wrong thing.” We want to help!

For years, our professional team has primarily worked with adults to develop long-term strategies for building health and balancing weight. We often hear from our patients that they can’t find similar resources and support to offer their kids.

So, we are starting our first adolescent program for weight and wellness. Led by Dr. Robyn Osborn, this program aims to give adolescents a safe place to build a gentle and appropriate approach to weight, body image, and health.  The program is aimed at girls, ages 12-15. We will offer individual appointments with teens, family sessions, and groups and classes for teens and their families to support the development of healthy weight, body image and lifestyle.

If you have younger kids, you might take a look at this free ebook, created by Dr. Scott Kahan and colleagues at the STOP Obesity Alliance and Alliance for a Healthier Generation. This conversation guide for parents of children 7-11 years old will help parents develop a compassionate, loving, and productive approach to talking with kids about weight


  • Mondays, 5:00-6:30 pm
  • October 7 – December 16


For more information about getting your teen involved, please call the front desk at 202-223-3077 or contact us by email at