The Be Fit/Stay Fit Program is designed to help children and adolescents learn how to live a healthier lifestyle through nutritional education and regular exercise.
The program begins with a visit with our Pediatric Nurse Practitioner which includes a comprehensive physical exam, initial laboratory evaluation, and identifying any emotional or behavioral issues. The goal of this visit is to identify any conditions that may accompany an unhealthy weight or lifestyle. The Medical Provider will then be seen throughout the program and any diagnosed conditions will be treated. Following this visit the participant will go on to the nutrition and exercise components of the program. If any emotional or behavioral issues have been identified the participant will schedule a visit with one of our Behavioral Specialists as well.
For more information contact us at 203-229-2000
From a very young age I always knew that I wanted to pursue a career working with children. Whether I was babysitting the neighborhood families or volunteering within the local school systems, I always enjoyed watching children learn, grow, and develop. I first received my Bachelors Degree in Biology from Northeastern University. However, after working closely with a team of nurses at my first job as a Clinical Research Assistant, I was inspired to return to school to become a nurse practitioner. I received my Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Columbia University, continuing on to receive my Masters Degree in Nursing from Columbia University, graduating from the pediatric primary care nurse practitioner program. While in school, I worked as a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York, NY. I decided to join The Center for Advanced Pediatrics in March 2017 to begin a career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. While my background is mostly research, I am passionate about primary care and eager to enhance my understanding amongst the various subspecialties of pediatric medicine.
While not at work, I enjoy working out, exploring local attractions within Fairfield County, and spending time with my fiancé Andy and our adorable dog Hugo.
Northeastern University- Bachelor of Science in Biology
Columbia University- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Columbia University- Master of Science in Nursing
Member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
Obesity in children and adolescents has reached epidemic numbers. It is estimated that over a million children in the US are overweight and almost 20% are obese. Obesity is now the number one chronic condition affecting children and adolescents. Obesity predisposes children to medical conditions that can affect them now and later in life. Studies show that overweight children and adolescents have an estimated 80% chance of being obese as adults.
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Created & Maintained by Jennifer Moore, MD, FAAP, IBCLC