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Resources for Families

At Children’s National Hospital, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. In addition to any resources your provider may give you, our online resources can also support your ongoing treatment journey.

Childhood Obesity FAQs

Childhood obesity is a serious health problem that affects many children and almost always continues into adulthood. Learn about calculating body mass index, what can affect a child's weight and healthy behaviors you can instill at home.  

Weight-Loss Surgery FAQs

Our frequently asked questions about weight-loss surgery cover patient qualifications, safety, counseling support, insurance information and more.