Strong4Life Intervention Programs

At Strong4Life, we know treating childhood weight issues isn't one-size-fits-all. It's a lifelong commitment to developing and maintaining healthy habits, which is why we offer multiple programs to treat and educate patients. Our clinical treatment programs help kids struggling with their weight get on a healthy track with lots of support—exactly where and when they need it. Our doctors, psychologists, dietitians and exercise physiologists work with families to make major lifestyle changes healthy, achievable and fun.

Strong4Life Clinic

The Strong4Life Clinic is a family-based, integrated medical approach created specifically for kids struggling with weight issues. Our team of doctors, nutritionists, psychologists and exercise physiologists work with kids and their families to create achievable, personalized lifestyle goals—complete with medical assessments, mental health support and nutrition and activity evaluations.

For children with extreme weight issues, the Strong4Life Clinic also provides a comprehensive bariatric surgery program. The program requires a minimum of six consecutive monthly visits, participation in our support groups and lifestyle changes. Eligibility for the program follows National Institutes of Health guidelines for adolescent bariatric surgery.

Camp Strong4Life

For rising fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade children with a BMI greater than the 85th percentile, Camp Strong4Life provides a unique opportunity to help jump-start a healthier future through a traditional summer camp experience. In a real outdoor camp setting, our fully-trained staff teaches kids the basics of getting healthy with a range of activities that inspire lifestyle changes and family involvement. Plus, camp gives them the support they need to start a lifetime of making healthy choices.

Referrals

Strong4Life Clinic

All Clinic patients require a referral from the child’s doctor to start the program. Referral information should include:

  • Most recent clinic notes
  • Most recent lab work results
  • Growth charts
  • Patient demographics
  • Contact information

To make a referral, please fax the above to 404-785-9111. Once we receive the documentation, we’ll send the family a new patient packet, welcoming them to the Strong4Life Clinic.

Strong4Life Clinic Bariatric Surgery Program

Referral Criteria:

  • BMI > 35 with a major co-morbidity (e.g., type 2 diabetes, severe OSA, etc.)
  • BMI > 40 with minor co-morbidity
  • 95% skeletal maturity or Tanner stage 4 or 5
  • Participation in the program for minimum of six months

Call 404-785-KIDS for more information.

Camp Strong4Life

For more information on camp and how to apply, visit Strong4Life.com/camp.

If you’re interested in referring a patient or receiving camp promotional materials for your office, email us at CampStrong4Life@choa.org.