Training and Education in Obesity

Professional Education in Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

The Center for Healthy Weight is a key provider of essential professional education in childhood and adolescent obesity. Many medical and public health professionals are under-prepared to address the needs of the growing number of overweight children and adolescents. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital provides training to medical students, residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral researchers by:

  • Conducting national continuing medical education (CME) courses for practicing medical professionals
  • Participating in educational programs, from grand rounds to national and international scientific conferences

Pediatric Weight Control Program Training Institute

The Pediatric Weight Control Program Training Institute is an intensive, four-day program to train and certify other health professionals to deliver the Pediatric Weight Control Program within their own organizations or clinics. The Institute provides the principles, skills, practice and materials needed to help run our successful weight control program. We also provide access to an interactive Web site to:

  • Help providers manage the program from recruitment to completion
  • Set appropriate behavior change goals
  • Monitor progress
  • Provide feedback
  • Provide reports for both providers and patients