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Our dietitians are involved with a variety of nutrition classes within the health system on a variety of topics. Health classes are available for UC Davis patients and staff.

Please select a class below for a course description and registration information.

The UC Davis Bariatric Surgery Clinic support group meetings are open to anyone who is considering bariatric surgery, or has had bariatric surgery. Family and support people are welcome to attend.

  • Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. at 2221 Stockton Blvd, Cypress Building, Suite E.
  • Visit the Bariatric Support Group website for more information.

Join for a free postpartum breastfeeding support group where participants will have the opportunity to share experiences.

  • Every Thursday (except holidays) from 10 - 11 a.m. in the Glassrock Buildling, Room 7106, 2521 Stockton Boulevard
  • Find more information on breastfeeding education classes

Health Management and Education strives to empower patients and staff with helpful information to improve well-being. Classes on diabetes self-management, heart health, weight management, smoking cessation, and more are offered at various locations in the Sacramento area. Class locations and times vary.

  • Contact the office at 916-734-0718 or toll free at 866-683-2154 to take advantage of these learning opportunities
  • Most classes are offered free to UC Davis Medical Group Patients and UC Davis Health  Employees, with no co-payment
  • Visit the calendar of upcoming classes for details

This group class is for individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease and also for family and caregivers who want to learn more information. It is open to all UC Davis Medical Center patients working with the nephrology team and to the public. 

Healthy eating information for kidney disease is presented by a Registered Dietitian and information on dialysis and transplant is presented by nephrology nurses. 

  • Classes are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Located at Ellison Ambulatory Care Center located at 4860 Y Street, Suite 3015 B, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento
  • For more information call 916-734-3014

Food and Nutrition Services has collaborated with the Academic and Staff Resource Program (ASAP) to implement a nutrition wellness series. ASAP offers free staff wellness workshops, called “Learn at Lunch.” 

The nutrition wellness talks are led by Registered Dietitians who present on nutrition related topics that are practical and current for our fellow UC Davis Health employees and families.

  • Offered during the lunch hour, between 12 - 1 p.m.
  • All classes are advertised on The Insider and hosted near or in the main hospital
  • Anyone interested to attend is asked to RSVP to Marina Podoreanu

Patients and UC Davis staff are invited to join the LIFESTEPS® Weight Management Program and take positive steps towards reaching their weight management goals. The LIFESTEPS® Weight Management Program teaches participants to successfully take gradual steps toward changing eating and physical activity behaviors. Week by week, participants will learn about nutrient needs, portion sizes, the benefits of physical activity, and how to manage high risk eating situations to prevent relapse. 

A UC Davis Registered Dietitian and trained LIFESTEPS® Instructor leads each participant in designing individualized eating and physical activity plans. In addition to the 12 weekly group sessions, each participant receives a workbook and other instructional materials.

  • Classes are taught Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m.
  • The program fee is $50
  • To register for the LIFESTEPS® program or for more information, please phone 916-734-6224 x3 or visit the UC Davis Lifesteps website. Take the first step toward a healthier you! 

Living Fit Forever is UC Davis Health’s employee wellness program that has daily exercise classes and monthly wellness courses including nutrition courses.

Optifast® is a non-surgical weight loss program offered through the UC Davis Bariatric Surgery Clinic. The week to week program uses Optifast® meal replacement products to provide a very low calorie diet. Participants also attend educational sessions to support the lifestyle changes needed to promote weight loss and long term weight maintenance. 

Classes are available to all UC Davis Health Pediatric Diabetes patients. All classes occur on the 7th floor of the Glassrock Building. Contact Sultanna Iden or Erin Conboy Heiser for enrollment and the schedule of current classes.

There are three Pediatric Endocrinology classes: 

  • Introduction to Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitors—for patients and families to consider insulin pump therapy, what it is, and what it isn’t.
  • Advanced Pump Classfor families with insulin pumps to better use the advanced functions and insider tips to attain stable blood sugar.
  • Diabetes in the Real World—learn how to adjust insulin levels depending on blood sugar trends, how to treat sick days, and how to manage nutrition and exercise effectively.