The OPTIFAST for Teens weight management program is designed to address the unique medical, nutritional, and behavioral needs of obese and severely obese adolescents.
The goal of the Program is to help the adolescents reach and maintain a healthy weight while building healthy habits. Includes Lifestyle Education Series™ Modules developed just for teens.
- Obese teens are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, orthopedic problems, and sleep apnea1
- Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults1
- Approximately 18% of adolescents aged 12-19 are obese2,3
- The rate of adolescent obesity has tripled over the past 3 years2
Developed in conjunction with:
Joseph Skelton, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Director, Brenner FIT (Families in Training), Brenner Children’s Hospital
Craig Johnston, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics-Nutrition, Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine
*Not all OPTIFAST providers have an adolescent program. For more information on what is offered in your area, contact a provider directly.