Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Healthy Weight Initiative

Helping families live more fit and active lifestyles.

Whether your family is just starting a journey to a healthier lifestyle or looking for extra help, we know how important a support system can be.

Our team of physicians, dietitians, behavioral experts and exercise specialists created unique clinical and community-based programs to provide families with the tools for developing healthy and active lifestyles. From prevention to intervention, hands-on activities encourage children and families to do their personal best and reach their individual goals by providing the latest nutrition, fitness and mental health information.

In addition, we continue to engage in cutting-edge research to further our understanding of the genetic, physiologic and behavioral issues that put children at risk for unhealthy weight. This combined approach to both treatment and discovery is our mission.

Watch and be inspired by our participants:


Since 2004, we've helped families have make the change to a more healthy and active lifestyle. Learn more about the program and meet a few of our families including, Taylor, a teen who made a change for a healthier future.


Programs and Services

Our Programs

We offer community and clinical programs to best meet each family’s needs. Our team supports families every step of the way.   

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Recipes for Families

Recipes for Families

There are so many great ways you can stay fit and eat healthy. Check out our recipe library and learn some new tips and tricks.

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Kohl's Cares

Kohl's Cares 

With support from Kohl's Cares, we're helping kids and teens create healthy and active lifestyles.

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Give us a call

We know that you want the best possible care for your child. Our team is happy to assist you.

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 We're ready to work with you to explain your options and discuss the best fit for your family.

Read inspiring stories:

What Parents Need to Know about Childhood Obesity

Raquel Hernandez, M.D., discusses childhood obesity and some tips for families on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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On Call for All Kids: How to Keep Your Kids Active During Spring Break

Mallory Carteaux, exercise physiologist with the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Fit4Allkids program, shares helpful tips to keep kids active during spring break.

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Collaborative Food Pantry Fills a Need

Students at Lakewood High School—with the support of community organizations like Johns Hopkins All Children’s—work together to help their classmates through a food pantry at the school.

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