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Pediatric Weight Management Program

Who We Are:

The Baystate Children's Hospital Pediatric Weight Management Program is a multi-disciplinary program serving children age two years to twenty-one years with a diagnosis of obesity ( BMI > 95% for age).  The program offers children and families resources aimed at promoting healthy nutrition, healthy activity and a healthy lifestyle. 

Our Services:

  • Complete medical evaluation and treatment by pediatricians that specialize in childhood obesity
  • Evaluation and treatment by registered dietician
  • Referral (if needed) to psychologists who specialize in childhood obesity
  • Enrollment in MIGHTY (moving, improving, and gaining health together at the YMCA).  MIGHTY is a 6 month long group program with strong emphasis placed on physical activity, nutrition and behavioral change for the entire family.  It includes a fitness evaluation, individual fitness prescriptions, group exercise sessions, individual and group nutritional counseling and strategies for lifelong behavior change.  Families who participate in MIGHTY also receive a free 6 month long membership to the Springfield based YMCA.  In order for a child to be enrolled in MIGHTY they must first be evaluated at the Pediatric Weight Management Program.

Our Team:

Our team includes physicians, a nurse practitioner, registered nurses, registered dietitians, a nutritionist and a social worker.

  • Chrystal Wittcopp, MD
  • Rushika Conroy, MD
  • Michelle Fitzgerald, NP
  • Jason Pelzek, RN
  • Kathy Dunn, RN, CDE
  • Lori Nowak, RN
  • Alison Roy, MS, RD, LDN
  • Lynn Henry, RD, CDE
  • Hillary Weiner, RD
  • Jennifer Kennedy, BS
  • Beth Russell-Smith, MSW, LICSW
  • Kara Miller - MIGHTY Fitness Coordinator

Meet the team...

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