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.