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Weight for Wellness

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

Description:
Weight for Wellness is a weekly class held at noon in the Behavioral Health department for adults who want to attain a healthy weight. A healthy lunch is prepared by the dietitian with recipes given out to participants. Carb counting is discussed for diabetics, as well as other dietary guidelines on the meal. The counselor oversees the session with the participants and discusses emotional eating factors. Many facets of overeating are discussed. Workbooks are used with homework assignments given out before the next session. Visualization, positive self-talk, and other tools are used. Participants also rely on each other during the week to overcome any hurdles and check-in with each other. Physical activity is also discussed and highly encouraged outside of the session.

Age Group(s):
Adults

Site Type(s):
Clinic/Health Center

Health Indicator(s):
Nutrition

Service Area:
Bemidji

Keyword(s):
Health promotion and wellness, Overweight and obesity, Physical activity

Name: Elena Cox
Site or Location Name: Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe
Address:
W12802 County Rd A
Bowler, WI 54416
Email: elena.cox@mohican.com
Phone: 715 793-5060