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.

 

  • Be Fit/Stay Fit begins with a medical recommendation from a medical provider.
  • Each participant will then have an individual Nutrition assessment and an individual fitness assessment.
  • After completing both assessments, participants will attend weekly group nutrition and fitness classes (ideally, twice weekly for the fitness class).
  • A point system will be used to help motivate participants.
  • Re-assessments will be conducted at eight weeks.

 

Medical Evaluation:

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.

 

  • Medical Conditions that occur in overweight children and adolescents:
  • Asthma, Sleep Disorders
  • Fatty Liver Disease, Gallstones, Gastroesophageal Reflux, Constipation
  • Bowing of Legs, Hip and Ankle Pain, Fractures
  • Hypertension, Cholesterol Abnormalities, Increased Risk of Cardiac Disease and Sudden Death
  • Type II Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Reproduction and Fertility Issues
  • Chronic Irritation of Skin, Skin Infections, Disfiguring Stretch Marks
  • Severe Headaches and Sensitivity to Light
  • Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Decreased Quality of Life, Stereotyping by Peers
  • Poor Educational Performance
  • Decreased Ability to BE FIT & STAY FIT

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Serving the communities of Norwalk, Wilton, Westport, New Canaan, Redding, Weston, Darien, Stamford and Greenwich.

Norwalk

40 Cross Street

Norwalk, CT 06851

203.229.2000

Darien

85 Old Kings Hwy N.

Darien, CT 06820

203.656.1833

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