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Be Forever Fit

Be Forever Fit

In partnership with UniHealth Foundation, our mission is to provide multidisciplinary and tertiary care services for children and adolescents with obesity through our clinic, to provide subspecialty support to community providers who evaluate pediatric patients with obesity, and to enhance training of pediatric providers in management of childhood and adolescent overweight/obesity.

What is BFF?

In the BFF clinic, patients see three providers on each day they have an appointment: a doctor, a dietitian, and a psychologist. Our BFF team will work together to help patients across multiple aspects of their health and well being. We want our program participants to have healthy minds and bodies, and we are committed to helping them find ways to eat healthy and stay active!

What to Expect

If you are a new patient, please register on the B-Side of the N-24 Building one hour before your scheduled appointment in order to allow time to complete forms about your health history. For a return appointment visit, we suggest registering 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment time.
For your first visit to our clinic, please expect the appointment to take approximately 2 or more hours. The first visit will take longer because we want to get to know you! When you come back for return clinic visits, you can anticipate the appointment to last about 1 to 1½ hours.

Directions

Check-in for your appointment at the N-24 Building (B-Side), located on the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center campus.

Nutrition & Wellness Class and the Exercise Seminar

Pediatric Exercise Seminar
Pediatric Nutrition & Wellness Class

Contact Us

For questions about the BFF program:
Phone: 310-222-8175
Fax: 310-222-3887
Program Coordinator: Ben Grace, MPH
Email: bgrace@labiomed.org
Administrative Address: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
1000 W Carson Street, RB-1; Box 446
Torrance, CA 90509-2910

Health Resources

Useful Links:
Online BMI Calculator: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/
Choose My Plate: http://www.ChooseMyPlate.gov
Let’s Move: http://www.letsmove.gov/
Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0: http://www.letsgo.org/
Fitness.gov: http://www.fitness.gov/
Choose Health LA: http://www.choosehealthla.com/
BAM! Body and Mind: http://www.cdc.gov/bam/index.html
Black Girl's Guide to Weight loss: http://blackgirlsguidetoweightloss.com

UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program (a consultant to the BFF Program): http://fitprogram.ucla.edu/

Neighborhood Resources

Provided by Dr. Kelly Callahan and the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center KIDS Clinic through the AAP Catch Grant

YMCA in South Bay
Torrance-South Bay YMCA: http://www.ymcala.org/torrance-south-bay
Gardena-Carson Family YMCA: http://www.ymcala.org/gardena-carson

Carson

Boys & Girls Club http://bgccarson.org/
21502 Main Street, Carson; (310) 549-7311
Healthy Habits – nutrition and fitness. Smart Girls – fitness, education, prevention and self-esteem for girls.

Gardena

Boys & Girls Club http://www.southbayclubs.org/
802 West Gardena Boulevard, Gardena; (310) 523-2173
YMCA http://www.ymcala.org/gardena-carson
1000 W. Artesia Boulevard, Gardena; (310) 523-3470

Harbor City

Boys & Girls Club http://www.southbayclubs.org/
1220 West 256th Street, Harbor City; (310) 534-0056

Hawthorne

Hawthorne Teen Center 3901 El Segundo Boulevard, Hawthorne; (310) 970-7001

Long Beach

Boys & Girls Club http://www.bgclublb.org/
Call (562) 595-5945 for your neighborhood location.
Healthy Habits – nutrition and fitness
Parks & Recreation http://www.longbeach.gov/park/recreation/youth_n_teen_programs/
Social and recreational programs, promoting personal and social skills, responsibility, leadership and self esteem.
Cesar Chavez "The Zone" McBride Park Teen Center 401 Golden Avenue, (562) 570-8890 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, (562) 570-1605
Houghton Park Teen Center Silverado Teen Center
6301 Myrtle Avenue, (562) 570-1640 1545 W. 31st Street, (562) 570-1675

San Pedro

YMCA http://www.ymcala.org/san-pedro-peninsula
301 South Bandini Street, San Pedro; (310)-832-4211
Boys & Girls Club http://www.bgclaharbor.org/
1200 S Cabrillo Ave, San Pedro; (310) 833-1322

Torrance

YMCA
2900 West Sepulveda Boulevard, Torrance; (310) 325-5885 ext 2781
Kids N Fitness: nutrition and fitness for kids, ages 8-12, and their caregivers

The ATTIC http://www.torranceca.gov/Parks/7452.htm
2320 W. Carson Street, Torrance; (310) 782-8828
The Teen Center offers hip hop dance classes, strength training, trips, volunteer opportunities and more.
Boys & Girls Club http://www.southbayclubs.org/
1435 Del Amo Boulevard, Torrance; (424) 558-8675

Watts & Willowbrook

Peace4Kids
1339 E. 120th Street, Los Angeles, 1 block east of S. Central Avenue; (323) 569-2034
A program empowering foster and at-risk youth, ages 5-24. Provides opportunities where youth can learn to make strong, smart, healthy choices.

WILMINGTON
Wilmington Boys & Girls Club
1200 S Cabrillo Ave, San Pedro; (310) 833-1322
Wilmington YMCA
1127 N. Avalon Boulevard, Wilmington; (310) 522-2100

The BFF Program is supported by a grant from UniHealth Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organization whose mission is to support and facilitate activities that significantly improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities within its service area.