Nutrition & Weight Management for Kids

Being under- or overweight is hard as an adult, but it can be especially difficult for a child or adolescent during a time of changing bodies and peer pressure.

Additionally, growing children have unique dietary needs.  Engaging a dietitian that specializes in pediatrics can help your child make a change to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. 

WakeMed's dietitians have the expertise to examine lifestyle, eating habits, and medical issues to help children and adolescents make a healthy change for life.  Our dietitians will work with your child to determine current nutrition knowledge, readiness to change, and the real reason for their struggle.  Through extensive one-on-one counseling, dietitians focus on meeting individual's needs.  

Convenient Appointments

WakeMed Outpatient Dietitians offer convenient appointments to fit your schedule with office hours from 8 am to 4 pm.  We also offer a comprehensive education program for overweight children and their families.  Learn more about ENERGIZE.


Nutrition services are being offered as a covered service more frequently by health insurance providers.  Check with your insurance carrier today.

nutrition pediatric weight management

Schedule an Appointment

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call or have your physician FAX a referral to us. Insurance coverage and costs may vary.

Phone:  919-350-7000, option 4
FAX:  919-350-8959

Ask A Dietitian

WakeMed dietitians are ready to provide helpful information on a variety of topics.  Wondering which protein bar is best? Confused about what you heard/read in a recent nutrition news story or article? Is eating organic foods better for my health?

E-mail your question to

WakeMed Voices Blog

WakeMed dietitians are frequent contributors on a variety of nutrition topics to our WakeMed Voices blog. Check out what they have to say.



Contact Us


Dietitian Appointments

Diabetes Management

Ask A Dietitian