Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

The POWER Project Program

Obesity among teenagers has increased dramatically in the last several decades. In September 2001, the Hospital created the Adolescent POWER (Program for Overweight Education and Reduction) Project to expand treatment options available for overweight teens in the community. The Project provides adolescents with initial medical, psychosocial and nutrition evaluations and the option to participate in either a group or individual treatment program. The program involves meetings with a nutritionist, an adolescent medicine provider, and an endocrinologist/obesity specialist.