Frequently Asked Questions Provide Important Information

Our UH OptiWeight team provides frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help communicate important program information. If you did not find the answer to your question here, please feel free to contact us at UHOptiWeight@UHhospitals.org.

What is UH OptiWeight?

UH OptiWeight is a 12-week weight optimization program created and brought to you by registered dietitians at the UH Accountable Care Organization. Classes include: educational components in nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral change. The program provides motivation, support, camaraderie, weekly weigh-in, and a healthy dose of fun.

Who can participate in UH OptiWeight?
Do I have to meet a certain weight criteria to participate in UH OptiWeight?

Absolutely not. You create your own goals for the program. We have people in UH OptiWeight from the entire spectrum of weight management. Whether your goal is to maintain your weight, lose a few pounds, or lose 100 pounds UH OptiWeight has the resources to assist you in meeting your goals.

Do I have to attend a weekly meeting? When are classes held?
I know I will miss one class. Can I still participate?

Yes, we suggest signing up for UH OptiWeight if you can attend at least 10 of the 12 classes. We understand that things come up that are out of your control, so you will be provided with all materials missed in that class.

I only get a 30-minute lunch break, but UH OptiWeight is for an hour. Can I still participate?
I didn’t participate in UH OptiWeight yet, but can I join UH OptiWeight II?

UH OptiWeight II is a graduate class of UH OptiWeight. You must first complete UH OptiWeight before you can join the second class.

I have a chronic health condition (diabetes, heart failure, celiac disease etc.). Can I still participate in the program?
How do I sign up for UH OptiWeight?

Sign-up for UH employees is completed through LMS. The next 12-week session of UH OptiWeight will begin in January 2014.

I’m not a UH employee, but I want to sign-up for UH OptiWeight. How can I do this?
I am interested in bringing UH OptiWeight to my organization to better the health and wellness of our employees. Does UH OptiWeight hold classes for other companies and businesses?

Yes, UH OptiWeight services are available for contract by other companies. For more details please contact us at UHOptiWeight@UHhospitals.org.

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