HELPS accepting applications for weight management program

Wake Forest’s Healthy Exercise and Lifestyle ProgramS (HELPS) is now accepting applications for the spring semester 2021 “Healthy Weight for You” program.

“Healthy Weight for You” is a free, six-month weight management program offered to full-time, permanent Wake Forest University employees.

Weekly group sessions will be held virtually via Zoom on Mondays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m, beginning Feb. 1, 2021.

Program highlights:

  • Six months of weekly group sessions geared specially for weight loss and managing a healthy weight for you
  • Initial and six-month physical function assessments
  • Initial and six-month DEXA total body composition scans
  • Formal assessment and follow-up with a dietitian
  • Weekly food diary evaluations and feedback
  • Physical activity tracking and exercise guidance
  • Specific quality nutrient guidelines
  • Behavior modification and mindfulness

This program is designed for participants who meet the following criteria:

  • Individuals with weigh loss needs (BMI >27)
  • Able to attend weekly 1-hour sessions
  • Able to commit to personal dietary and exercise changes
  • Full-time, permanent Wake Forest University employee

To enroll or request more information, please contact Sophie Peters at or 336.758.3486. Space is limited, so please submit your application as soon as possible!