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Health Department Offering Free Classes for Managing Weight

Wednesday January 10, 2007

LOUISVILLE, KY (January 9, 2007) – With 65 percent of Americans being overweight or obese, it’s a good bet that losing weight is on many New Year’s resolution lists for 2007. The Louisville Metro Health Department has several free one-hour classes, as well as a day long workshop, to provide assistance for losing weight and eating healthier for the New Year:

Strategies for Successful Weight Loss
Learn the proven strategies used by those who have experienced successful long-term weight loss.
Tuesday, January 16
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 South State Street


Monday, January 22
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Southwest Regional Library, 10375 Dixie Highway

Starting a Weight Loss Support Group
Learn how to start a weight loss support group with your friends, at work or with others. Attendees receive materials and ideas for fun activities.

Monday, January 29,
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 South State Street

One-day Seminar:  Wellness Training (Choose one or both sessions.)
Thursday, March 15
Urban Government Center, 810 Barret Ave., Room 261

Morning Session – 9:30 to 11:00
Information will include how to start a weight loss support group. Enjoy some “lite bites” low calorie tasting opportunities.

Afternoon Session:  12:30 to 4:15 
Learn how to start or improve a worksite wellness program. Attendees will receive free materials.

Classes are led by Margaret Heyn, a registered dietician and member of the Chronic Disease Prevention Team of the Louisville Metro Health Department. Heyn is also certified by the American Dietetic Association in Adult Weight Management.

All sessions are free of charge and open to the public, but space is limited. Please call 574-6663 to register or get more information.

The mission of the Louisville Metro Health Department is to protect, preserve and promote the health, environment and well-being of the people of Louisville.  To learn more about the Health Department’s programs and services go to