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Welcome!

Do you need to lose weight?

EMPOWER is a nutrition and lifestyle program that will guide you on your food choices and behaviors to lose weight and maintain that loss for a lifetime!

The program requires commitment, a true desire to lose weight, and a willingness to change eating patterns and behaviors.

EMPOWER Components:

  • 1 year of virtual education, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching
  • Additional 1 year of support for weight maintenance or additional weight loss
  • 17 online educational sessions
  • 4 required in-person meetings, plus more that are optional
  • Daily weighing with a provided scale
  • Completion of food records and surveys

Requirements to enroll:

  • 18 – 75 years old
  • BMI > 25 and needing to lose 20 lbs. or more
  • Not pregnant nor lactating
  • Ability to commit to a 2-year program
  • Willing to access the internet once per week
  • Must live in a rural county of Illinois (<50,000 people)

Interested? Questions? Email: fshn-empower@illinois.edu