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Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research
Adult Treatment Programs

CURRENT STUDIES

program overview

CHARGE (Controlling Hunger and Regulating Eating) for Veterans

Ages: 18-65

The CHARGE program is a no-cost 5-month behavioral treatment program for veterans with overeating or binge eating and obesity. The CHARGE program is a 11-month treatment study providing veterans with strategies to regain control over eating and lose weight. The supportive group therapy provides treatment for overeating and binge eating. In the CHARGE program:

  • Veterans receive information, state-of-the-art treatment for overeating and binge eating and weight loss from experienced interventionists.
  • We provide manuals and handouts, as well as online resources.

There is no cost to participants and veterans are compensated for their time and effort. The entire duration of the study is 11 months. There will be no medications or medical treatments assigned.

If you have been struggling with weight loss and binge eating, we would love to help. Let us see if you qualify.

BEAM (Binge Eating Anxiety and Mood)

Ages: 18-65

The BEAM program is a no-cost 4-month treatment program for overeating and binge eating that helps adults regain control over their eating and aids in organization and problem solving. The group treatment format provides a supportive environment for creating healthy and sustainable eating patterns. In the BEAM program:
  • Participants learn techniques for monitoring their eating behavior and reducing overeating from experienced interventionists
  • Participants learn and practice problem solving skills to make lasting changes to their eating patterns
There is no cost to participate and participants are compensated for their time and effort. The entire duration of the study is 6 months (4 months of treatment + 2-month follow-up visit). No medications or supplements will be prescribed. If you find it hard to stop eating or feel like you don’t have control over your eating, the BEAM study may be a great fit for you. Contact us see if you qualify.

NEXT (Novel Executive Function Training) for Weight Loss

Ages: 18-65

The NEXT program is a no-cost 6-month behavioral weight loss program that helps adults develop healthy lifestyle behaviors and aids in organization and problem solving. The group treatment format provides support and accountability for making healthy changes. In the NEXT program:
  • Participants receive information to make lifestyle changes including improving quality of diet and physical activity from experienced interventionists
  • Participants learn and practice problem solving skills to turn healthy behaviors into sustainable habits
There is no cost to participate and participants are compensated for their time and effort. The entire duration of the study is 1 year (6 months of treatment + 6-month follow-up visit). No medications or supplements will be prescribed. If you have tried to lose weight without success or are trying to change your habits but feel overwhelmed, the NEXT study may be a great fit for you.

SCNIP (Southern California Nutrition Incentive Program)​

Ages: 18-65

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.
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