Weight Management: Resources
Your physician or registered dietitian can help interpret your results and provide counseling for lifestyle change to decrease health risk and manage weight. Available weight management options are described below. For more specific information, you should contact each program individually.
UW Health Nutrition Clinics
The UW Health Nutrition Clinics, staffed by registered dietitians, provide nutrition education and counseling for individuals interested in disease prevention and management. Weight management assistance is provided to pediatric and adult patients. We work with patients to set realistic goals for gradual weight loss and sustained maintenance. A combination of behavior modification, healthy nutrition, and safe, routine physical activity are discussed. Follow-up sessions are encouraged to monitor progress and adjust goals as needed. Together, you can focus on achieving a healthy weight and living well. UW Health also offers many Classes and Support Groups to help you manage your weight. For more information contact any nutrition clinic listed below. Nutrition counseling is offered at University Station, East Clinic and West Clinic locations.
Sports Medicine Fitness Center (608)263-7936
Medically based Fitness Center is designed for everyone who enjoys physical activity. Scientific principles of conditioning are used in a warm and friendly environment to help individuals achieve and maintain good health. The facility is open to the public and is located in the UW Clinics Research Park Facility at 621 Science Drive.
The Learning Center (608) 26-LEARN (53276)
The UW Health Learning Center is an education center that offers a vast amount of nutrition information as well as resources for general health and wellness for patients and family members. Learning Center staff can assist you in finding materials, discovering community resources, and learning skills for self-care. Books, pamphlets, and computer programs are available to use in the center. A number of CD-ROM computer programs offer nutrition information on healthy eating and analyzing your diet.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
A healthy weight is all about balancing food intake with physical activity. Small steps add up. Slow, steady weight loss is more likely to last than dramatic weight changes. If you want to reach or maintain a healthy weight, the best path is a lifelong combination of eating smarter and moving more. For a personalized plan tailored to your lifestyle and food preferences, consult a registered dietitian with expertise in weight management.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: Aim for a Healthy Weight http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/risk.htm
The NHLBI has a wealth of resources for weight management including recipes, shopping guides, physical activity recommendations, menu planner and tips for behavior change to help you achieve a healthy weight.
Developed by the USDA, this website features practical information and tips to help Americans build healthier diets. It features selected messages to help consumers focus on key behaviors. MyPlate is part of a large initiative based on 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help consumers make better food choices. MyPlate is designed to remind Americans to eat healthfully; it is not intended to change consumer behavior alone. MyPlate illustrates the five food groups using a familiar mealtime visual, a place setting.
Many insurance providers will cover nutrition counseling for conditions resulting from or related to obesity. Contact your insurance company to determine whether they will pay for all or some of the consultation costs.
UW Digestive Health Center
|UW Medical Foundation Nutrition
202 S Park St, Madison, WI 53705
Appointments available at 12 locations
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Last Updated: 05/20/2013
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