OPTIFAST for Teens

A weight management program designed just for teens.

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Comprehensive Medically Supervised Program Designed for Adolescents

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
  • Medical monitoring by an OPTIFAST physician
  • Support from a team of healthcare practitioners
  • A behavioral and educational program specifically designed to help teens manage their weight
  • Long-term weight management support and resources

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.


  1. www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm
  2. Ogden CL, Carroll MD, Kit BK, Flegal KM. Prevalence of obesity and trends in body mass index among US children and adolescents, 1999-2010. Journal of the American Medical Association 2012;307(5):483-490.
  3. National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2011: With Special Features on Socioeconomic Status and Health. Hyattsville, MD; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2012.