Weight Management Resources
Your doctor or registered dietitian can help
explain your results to you. They can also
help you change your lifestyle to decrease
health risk and manage weight. A variety of
weight management resources are described
UW Health Nutrition Services
We are staffed by registered dietitians and
provide nutrition education and counseling.
We promote healthy eating and activity at
any age. This service is offered for children
and adult patients who would like to know
how to prevent and manage diseases. We
work with patients to set realistic goals for
gradual weight loss and to help you maintain
it. We can help you:
ξ Change your behavior
ξ Follow healthy nutrition
ξ Find safe, routine physical activities
We suggest follow-up sessions to review
your progress and adjust goals as needed.
You may schedule an appointment by
calling the number listed at the end of this
We also offer many classes and programs to
help you manage your weight. For a
complete list of classes, go to the website
Sports Medicine Fitness Center
This fitness center is designed for everyone
who enjoys physical activity. We provide a
warm and friendly atmosphere to help you
achieve and maintain good health. This
fitness center is open to the public and is
located in the UW Clinics Research Park
Facility at 621 Science Drive.
Wisconsin Department of Health
Services: Nutrition and Physical Activity
Here you can find the Nutrition, Physical
Activity, and Obesity Program. This
program offers resources to people who live
in Wisconsin on healthy eating, activity, and
weight management. Here you can find:
ξ Tools used to track nutrition and
ξ Wisconsin biking maps and routes
ξ Searchable list of restaurants in
Wisconsin that offer healthy menu
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
This is the world’s largest group of food and
nutrition experts. They are committed to
improving the nation’s health. Many
resources on healthy weight can be found by
using the link above.
National Heart, Lung and Blood
Institute: Aim for a Healthy Weight
The NHLBI has a wealth of resources for
weight management. These include:
ξ Shopping guides,
ξ Physical activity ideas
ξ Menu planner and
ξ Tips for behavior change to help you
achieve a healthy weight.
This website provides helpful information
and tips to help Americans build healthier
diets. MyPlate is based on the 2010 Dietary
Guidelines for Americans. A number of
useful resources and tools can be found for
weight management at the website listed
Many insurance providers will cover
nutrition counseling for conditions that
result from or are related to obesity. Contact
your insurance company to find out if they
will pay for all or some of the costs.
What is the most important thing you learned from this handout?
What changes will you make in your diet/lifestyle, based on what you learned today?
If you are a UW Health patient and have more questions please contact UW Health at one of the
phone numbers listed below. You can also visit our website at www.uwhealth.org/nutrition.
Nutrition clinics for UW Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) and American Family Children’s
Hospital (AFCH) can be reached at: (608) 890-5500.
Nutrition clinics for UW Medical Foundation (UWMF) can be reached at: (608) 287-2770.
Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you have any
questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This is not medical
advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each person’s health needs are
different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using this information. If you have an
emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 1/2017 University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority. All rights reserved.
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