UCLA's Upstream Obesity Solutions Program
As an extension of the work pioneered by the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program, UCLA's Upstream Obesity Solutions Program (UOS) is developing a multidiscipinary nutrition education curriculum for health professional trainees (including: medical, dental, nursing, and public health students and pediatric residents, pediatric dental residents, and psychology fellows). The program’s goal is to equip the next generation of primary care providers with the knowledge and tools needed to reduce the prevalence and the short- and long-term consequences of pediatric obesity in Los Angeles County. UCLA’s UOS program is meeting this goal through capacity-building activities with health professional trainees and through educational activities and engagement with multidisciplinary healthcare-service delivery models that have proven successful.
Current efforts are bringing together medical and dental students for an immersive five-week nutrition education experience titled "Spring Sizzle: Cooking and Nutrition for You and Your Patients." The Spring Sizzle webpage can be accessed here: https://sites.google.com/g.ucla.edu/springsizzle/.
A file of the multidisciplinary curriculum can be accessed here.
Other Training Resources
Please click to access training materials on a variety of topics relevant to pediatric overweight and obesity:
Motivational Interviewing: To MI or Not to MI: How to apply motivational interviewing as a strategy to improve the quality and consistency of pediatric counseling.
Quality Improvement Methods: Applying continuous quality improvement methods within a health care setting.
Pediatric Obesity: Clinical Decision Tools: Clinical algorithms for general obesity management, blood pressure measurements, lipid screenings, diabetes screening, and NAFLD and PCOS evaluations.