“Healthy Food Choices Accountability Group” is a free, 10-week program to help people of Waldo County develop healthier habits and lifestyles. Coordinated by Hester Kohl (Certified Health & Wellness Coach) and Mirja Pitkin (Certified Personal Trainer), the program uses elements from the Wellness Mapping 360 program at Real Balance Global Wellness Services. Our goal is to provide the education and group support necessary to start eating healthier as a lifestyle, not a diet. Applicants must have a Body Mass Index (BMI)* over 30 and obtain prior approval from a doctor before participating. This program is for people who can commit to attending 10 weekly group meetings and making significant changes in their lifestyles including food choices.
Please note, this class does not contain an exercise component, however we encourage all participants to exercise either on their own or in one of our classes, or in other classes. Before, during or after our 10 week program, we encourage our participants to attend our Move it to Lose it exercise class.
In 10 weekly group meetings, you will:
Click here to view our Class Schedule with homework Fall 2014, which includes what we’ll be doing each week.
Outside of weekly meetings, you will:
If you don’t qualify for our program, or want to start before our next program begins, click here to see our community Weight Loss Resources.
Next session: Fall 2014 Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm, September 17 to November 19
When is the deadline to apply? Monday August 25
I submitted an interest form. When will I be contacted? By August 28
I submitted an interest form. When will I know if I am accepted? By September 2
If I am accepted, what else will I need to do? Accepted applicants will be emailed a provider referral form which you will need to give to your provider and return to us. If it has been a long time since you’ve seen your doctor, he/she may want to see you before approving your participation. If you do not currently have a doctor, we can arrange for a pre-screening visit with a provider at WCGH.
You will also need to sign up for a pre-class fasting health screening Monday September 8 between 7:15-9:30am (and again in December date TBD) including cholesterol, triglycerides, Blood Pressure, glucose, resting heart rate, waist circumference, height, weight, and BMI.
Space is limited to 14 participants. If you wish to apply, please complete the interest form below no later than the application deadline listed above. For any questions about this program, please contact Hester Kohl at email@example.com or 930-2514.
* BMI (body mass index) is a height-to-weight ratio. Because program participants must have a BMI over 30, we encourage you to use the calculator below to determine your BMI for the program application. Click here to learn more about BMI for adults.