Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research
It's not a one-size-fits-all world
and neither are our programs
TELE-MEDICINE NOW AVAILABLE!!!
Are you or a family member struggling with weight-related issues?
Are lifestyle changes harder than you imagined?
Ready to gain control over your eating and exercise habits?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, The Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research (CHEAR) can help.
Based in San Diego County, California, CHEAR is dedicated to developing and providing evidence-based treatments for those who struggle with weight and eating, including binge eating, overeating, and obesity. CHEAR offers no-cost studies and clinical services for children, adolescents, and adults.
WHAT WE OFFER
At the Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research, each of our studies teach children and adults healthy eating habits, ways to increase physical activity, and how to organize the home to promote sustainable weight loss.
Chear Offers Treatment 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.
Chear Provides Clinical Services
We provide evidence-based behavioral and mental health services to children, adolescents and adults who suffer from a variety of eating and weight-related disorders including binge eating, weight loss/management, gastroenterology problems, and picky eating, as well as eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and avoidant restrictive food intake Disorder (ARFID). Treatment is available in an individual or a family setting and typically takes place once a week.
Binge Eating Disorder Clinic
The CHEAR Binge Eating Disorder clinic uses research-based methods to help patients train their brains to reduce binge eating. Patients learn tools to help them improve sensitivity to hunger signals, develop inhibition to foods that are beyond their caloric needs, resist giving into cravings and urges to binge eat.
We are currently recruiting for new studies:
- Adolescents ages 13 – 16
- BMI between the 85th – 99.9th percentile
- Must have one participating parent
- 6 month treatment
- Weight-loss, sustainable lifestyle habits and skills for effective parenting
- Veterans ages 18-65
- BMI between the 25th – 45th percentile
- 5 month behavioral weight loss program
- Requires a 6 month follow up, total duration of program is 11 months
- Designed to help adults regain control over eating and lose weight
We are a 501(c) non-profit organization and are delighted to have such strong support from our community. Any amount helps us keep our services running and we appreciate your generosity.