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Child Programs

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.

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.

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.