Nutrition and Wellness

Weight Management

We designed our weight management services to address the rising incidence of obesity—a condition that can lead to more serious conditions—in children, teens and young adults. Our goal is to provide young people with the right tools and nutritional information that will allow them to take an active role in managing their health—for today and in the future.

Teen Fit

Teen Fit encourages young people to stay active and healthy with a number of exercise, workout and dance fitness classes. Classes take place at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center or the 92nd Street Y and include training sessions that focus on improving strength, flexibility and aerobic capacity. Teen Fit also can customize workout plans for young people who are trying to overcome weight problems. As a component of this program, we combine nutritional education and mental health services to support the physical and emotional health and well-being of participants. You can find more information and the current class schedule here.

Eating Disorders

We provide evidence-based treatment for adolescents who struggle with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and other types of disordered eating patterns. Our team of experts customize each treatment plan to best meet the specific medical nutritional, and mental health needs of a patient.  Depending on the type and severity of the disorder, pateints are seen as often as needed for individual or family sessions.  Our clinical team includes adolescent medicine specialists, a registered dietitian, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists.

Each young person is provided:

  • A comprehensive medical evaluation (including physical exam and laboratory tests)
  • Ongoing medical care by a adolescent medicine specialist
  • A nutritional assessment with ongoing nutrition counseling and education services by a registered dietician
  • An evaluation of emotional well being and mental health and ongoing help