Terriers Get Well: A Nutrition and Weight Management Program for BU Employees
Boston University has teamed up with BU Medical School faculty member, Dr. Caroline Apovian, who is the director of the BMC Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, which is considered one of the top weight management clinics in the country, and her team of Registered Dietitians to bring you an exciting new program. The Center has been on the cutting edge of obesity research and has helped thousands of patients achieve their weight loss goals.
The 12 week program created and led by the team of Registered Dietitians brings you sound nutrition information to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Classes focus on a weigh in, peer support and a wide variety of different nutrition topics, including mindful eating, navigating the grocery store, eating on the go, overcoming diet and weight setbacks, and much more!
The total cost is $150, Luckily, if you are enrolled in a Boston University health insurance plan, you are entitled to an annual (once per calendar year) $150 Weight Loss Reimbursement through BCBS.
The first ever Terriers Get Well program was held in Spring 2017, and the results tell it all. The average weight loss for participants over the 12 week program was 5.3%, with the highest weight loss coming in at 15%. See what participants had to say about the program:
“The weekly weigh-ins kept me accountable to stay on track, and I lost a total of 28 pounds during the program!”
“For many of us eating is not just a physiological activity but an emotional one as well. The Terriers Get Well program taught me about both, and it changed my life.”
“The recipes suggested are nutritious and delicious and have become weekly staples in my diet. I have been able to maintain my weight loss and continue to follow the nutrition and exercise recommendations offered by the program.”