Eliza Kingsford, LPC, a licensed psychotherapist and weight loss expert, is Executive Director of Wellspring Camps, the leading provider of health & wellness weight loss camps for children, teens and young adults, offering a comprehensive, therapeutic approach to long-term weight control.
The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has had the pleasure of working with Eliza for many years. As an expert in the field of childhood obesity, Eliza has helped the OAC develop a clear understanding of childhood obesity, its causes and impact. Eliza encompasses a true passion for helping children impacted by the disease of obesity, and we’re thankful for her support of the OAC and its efforts.
Joe Nadglowski, President and CEO, Obesity Action Coalition
Eliza Kingsford is working to make kids happier and healthier. As clinical director of the Wellspring pediatric obesity initiative, she is taking the “bull by the horns”, and using the new science of obesity, redesigning the weight loss and health promotion protocol to benefit all children who come to Wellspring. I’m in complete support of her efforts.
Rob Lustig, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco
Eliza Kingsford understands that a critical part of health is emotional wellbeing. She sees the importance of addressing both physical and emotional health of children affected by obesity. I applaud Eliza’s efforts to address the social challenges that youth face because of their weight, such as teasing and bullying, and to provide support to children and adolescents who often face these battles alone
Rebecca Puhl, PhD, Professor, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Deputy Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, University of Connecticut