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UH OptiWeight™ Provides the Latest Information on Weight Loss

University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, offers UH OptiWeight, a 12-week weight optimization program designed to help our employees and physicians reach their weight loss goals. To encourage UH OptiWeight participants to succeed on their weight loss and wellness journey, we offer the following informative links for additional resource information:

  • Emmi® programs for UH OptiWeight: Using voice and animation, Emmi helps UH OptiWeight participants learn about other health conditions which may coincide with excess weight and a sedentary lifestyle. Emmi answers frequently asked questions, and participants can view the program in the comfort of their own home or anywhere that has internet access.
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: is complete with reputable answers and information on any nutrition topic imaginable.
  • MyPlate: This site is great source for all things nutrition, including the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and much more.
  • Find a local Farmer's Market: Eat local. Eat fresh. This site gives help finding local foods and produce near you.
  • Let's Move: Get the latest information on America’s move to raise a healthier generation of kids at this website.
  • BMI calculator: BMI is one measurement of weight status. See what category you fall into.
  • US Olympic Dietitians: Eat like an Olympian -- this site has great fact sheets, recipes, and Athlete Plate guides.
  • CDC Nutrition: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers superb information on eating a healthy diet.
  • Fruits & Veggies More Matters: Here are recipes and tips to eat more fruits and veggies.
  • Whole Grains Council: Choosing whole grains can be tricky. Here is a helpful guide.
  • American Heart Association's Nutrition Center: This AHA website offers heart healthy shopping tips, recipes, and dining out guides.
  • Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Fact Sheets: You can download and print reliable nutrition and wellness facts from this website.
  • Healthy Dining Finder: Enter your ZIP code and find healthy restaurant meals in your area. Plus, this site gives great nutrition information.
  • Nutrition Blog Network: This website is an awesome database of nutrition experts’ blogs.
  • Weight Control Information Network: This network offers great information on weight management all in one place.
  • President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition: This site has important information on ways to increase activity.
  • National Institute on Aging Go4Life: This is an awesome site for older adults on how to add physical activity to your day, demo videos for exercises and much more.
  • Sodexo Cafeteria Menus: Look for the Mindful (apple) symbol next to healthier menu items on this site as it provides full nutrition information to plan healthy eating.

*The above-mentioned links are for patient information purposes only. University Hospitals does not endorse or recommend any of these products. Always speak with your primary care provider prior to using any medical information. The material accessible through these links is outside of the control of University Hospitals and has not been reviewed by University Hospitals.

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