The Heart Health Program is both the pediatric weight management program of the MUSC Children’s Hospital and the preventive cardiology service of the Children's Heart Center. As a family-centered and lifestyle-oriented program, Heart Health is appropriate for any child or adolescent who has abnormal weight gain and/or associated cardiovascular risk factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or pre-diabetes.
Heart Health teaches families how to improve diet and lifestyle in order to manage weight and improve cardiovascular risk factors through a series of one-on-one counseling sessions and group education sessions. The program is delivered by Janet Carter, MS, RD, LD, a Registered Dietitian, and medically monitored by Melissa Henshaw, MD.
Heart Health is a long-awaited opportunity for children and adolescents to receive comprehensive, family-focused, individualized weight management and health counseling by a Registered Dietitian under close medical supervision. We hope to serve your needs through your participation in Heart Health.
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Learn more about this program (currently active families--click here!):
- What we do
- Frequently asked questions
- In the news
- Pediatric Obesity Research
- Information for anyone interested in becoming a Heart Health Fitness Session volunteer
- How to donate to this program
- GREAT GIFT IDEA!! ART of Healthy Cooking (Cookbook)
- The Dietitian's take on a topic or article
Calorie and Exercise Trackers
To schedule an initial visit, ask for Robyn at: 843-792-7984
For more program information, e-mail or ask for Janet at: 843-792-4717