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St. Luke's Hospital Nutrition Wellness & Diabetes Center

St. Luke's Hospital Healthy Weigh Programs

Using the University of Pittsburgh Group Lifestyle Balance Program™

Do you want to lose weight and improve your health? Have you been diagnosed with pre‑diabetes and want to prevent type 2 diabetes? Join us for a 12‑week program with proven results. Our registered dietitian will help you implement lifestyle changes to reduce weight, improve your health and reduce your risk of getting type 2 diabetes by up to 58% and improve outcomes for those already diagnosed.

Choose one session
Wednesdays, January 17 through April 4 • 2:30 p.m. OR 4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, May 2 through July 25 • 2:30 p.m. OR 4:30 p.m.

$99 per participant

Sessions will include:

  • Private weigh-in
  • Individualized goal setting sessions
  • Group support and motivation to help with goal achievement

Weekly Group Lifestyle Balance Topics for Success:

  • Be a Fat and Calorie Detective • Healthy Eating
  • Move Those Muscles • Tip the Calorie Balance
  • Take Charge of What's Around You • Problem Solving
  • Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out • Slippery Slope of Lifestyle Change
  • Jump Start Your Activity Plan • Make Social Cues Work for You
  • Ways to Stay Motivated

Participants will receive:

  • Binder with weekly nutrition handouts
  • Tools to monitor intake and exercise
    • Calorie King nutritional reference book
    • Pedometer

NEW - Individual Sessions Now Available! Two Options to Serve You.

  • Option 1
    • BMI greater than 30
    • Program is covered by Medicare with no deductible. If not covered by Medicare, check with your insurance for coverage. A physician's order is required to enter the program.
    • Personalized program with medical oversight for individuals who prefer a more one-on-one approach.
    • Initial evaluation by a physician at the beginning of the program and again at 6 months.
    • Feedback on your progress in the program is provided directly to your primary care physician.
    • Coaching and guidance for lifestyle changes provided by registered dietitians over the course of up to 22 sessions in a year.
  • Option 2
    • BMI less than 30
    • One-on-one sessions with a registered dietitian
    • Sessions are tailored to meet your unique needs
    • Assessment of current nutrition intake, medical history, lifestyle, food preference and activities
    • Personalized plan which may include: meal plans, portion control, behavior modification, activity plans, disease-specific modifications, cooking techniques and recipes
    • A physician's order is required to submit to insurance.
    • Self-pay is available.


For more information or to register for the program, please contact the St. Luke's Nutrition Wellness Center at 314-205-6483.

Healthy Weigh Program Options - Group and Individual (PDF) PDF

* The Group Lifestyle Balance™ program is a direct adaptation of the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases supported Diabetes Prevention Program.