(ages 2-17) in Fort McMurray live at an unhealthy weight that could set
them up for serious health risks later in life. Our team of dietitians,
an exercise specialist, and mental health therapists provide one-on-one
sessions to support families in their efforts to lead balanced lives.
The Pediatric Weight Management program focuses not only on health
behaviours for the youth patient, but also on cultivating a healthy
environment in the home that can encourage wellbeing in the entire
To participate, have a discussion with your family physician or pediatrician about your child's weight. If your physician feels that
your family would benefit, they might refer you to receive support from
the Wood Buffalo PCN that can be integrated into the care that you already receive
from your family physician or pediatrician.