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Resources for Metabolic Health and Weight Management


The Meade Institute is a collective of information to support children’s well-being, particularly families struggling with childhood metabolic health and weight issues. Over the past decades, our environment and genetics have changed. Our modern environment presents new food choices, new activities, new screen devices, new stressors, and less rest. Learning to adapt to our modern environment can help us raise happy and healthy children.

Over 40% of children struggle with metabolic and weight related problems, and parents often struggle to help them. Helping children starts with the basics of physical, emotional, and social well-being. Addressing your whole child through the pillars of well-being can help them to have a healthy, happy future.

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Metabolic health and weight management are much more complex than eating less and exercising more.

Individual bodies respond differently: to food, to exercise, to stress, and to sleep. Factors such as genetics, gut microbiome, environment, stress and many other things outside of our control all contribute to our body composition.

Change starts with working together as a family to build healthy habits. Changing habits is not easy, but setting small goals can help make big shifts for your child and your family. Learning the tools to healthy living now will set your child up to thrive in the future.

Why Cutting Back on Sugar Can Transform Your Child’s Health

One common narrative around nutrition you may be familiar with is the "calories are all that matters" rhetoric. ...
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The Secret to Effortless Weight Loss: Increase Your NEAT

A majority of adults in the world are trying to lose weight. That's a dramatic statement, but according ...
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How to Eat for PCOS

PCOS is one of the leading causes of infertility in women worldwide. It's a hormonal imbalance that often ...
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How to Eat to Beat Constipation

Constipation is something we may feel shy talking about, but it's something most people experience at some point ...
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Can You Really Be Healthy At Any Size?

Body size has always been a controversial topic that extends far beyond the scope of health. Dialogue about ...
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Why Diets Don’t Work: The End of Diet Culture

It's no secret that the issue of childhood obesity is a growing problem. Data from the National Survey ...
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Meet Dr. Meade

Hi, I'm Dr. Carley Meade. I'm passionate about helping patients and families thrive.

More than 40% of children and 70% of adults in America are overweight or obese, and I work every day towards changing those statistics. Excess weight comes with consequences — both physical and psychological — and my goal is to help children and adolescents avoid those consequences and live their healthiest lives.

I'm glad you're here, and I hope The Meade Institute will be a helpful resource for you and your family on the journey to better health and well-being.

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