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WEIGHT LOSS ​​​​​PROGRAMS​

We offer programs for weight loss, overeating, and emotional eating as part of our clinical research studies. Programs are available for children, adolescents, and adults.  See below to learn more!

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Child Weight Management

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FRESH-DOSE (Family, Responsibility, Education, Support, Health—Dual Options for Sustained Effectiveness) ​​ ​


Ages: 7-12

The Family, Responsibility, Education, Support, Health—Dual Options for Sustained Effectiveness (FRESH—DOSE) study is a program for children ages 7-12 with overweight and obesity, and their parent. The treatment program is 6 months and combines guided self-help family-based behavioral therapy. Families also attend assessment appointments and will be compensated for their time and effort.

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ReFRESH (Reinforced Enhanced Family, Responsibility, Education, Support & Health) ​​ ​

Ages: 7-12

The Reinforced Enhanced Family, Responsibility, Education, Support & Health study is a program for children ages 7-12 with overweight and obesity, and their parent. The treatment program is 6 months and focuses on weight-loss, healthy eating strategies, and skills for effective parenting and behavior management. Families also attend assessment appointments and will be compensated for their time and effort.

Take Survey

GOTDoc​​ ​


Ages: 5-12

GOTDoc is a 6 month program providing family-based behavioral therapy for children ages 5-12 with overweight and obesity. Families that are patients at Children’s Primary Care Medical Group in Chula Vista or Escondido can be enrolled in this study by asking their primary care physicians to send a referral to CHEAR.




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Get started today!

The sooner you take charge of your child's health, the better. Start by finding the right care for your child. We can help you find the program that best fits their needs.


Call us at 855-UCSD-4-W8 (855-827-3498)​ or email us at chear@ucsd.edu.​


Adult Weight Management


Call us at 855-UCSD-4-W8 (​855-827-3498) or email us at chear@ucsd.edu for more information on how to get started with the right program for your adolescent. 



Adult Weight Management

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SCNIP (Southern California Nutrition Incentive Program)

Southern California Nutrition Incentive Program is a multi-tiered program, which includes fruit and vegetable rebate financial incentives, promotions, and nutrition education and obesity prevention programming in a retail setting for SNAP participants who shop at eligible Northgate Markets in Southern California.

PACIFIC (Providing Adults Creative Inspiration for Ideal Choices)​​ ​

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PACIFIC is a program for overweight adults between the ages of 18-65.  All ​​participants will be asked to ​participate in a 12 month program focused on improving eating habits and reducing binge eating and overeating.  The total duration of the study is 2 years. ​Participants will receive some compensation for their time and effort.
If you are interested in participating, please contact us or complete this online survey and we will contact you to let you know if you are eligible for the study.  survey button.jpg

Please feel free to contact us if you or someone you know is interested in participating in our programs.   
Call us at 855-UCSD-4-W8 (855-827-3498or email chear@ucsd.edu for more information on how to manage weight loss effectively.

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