Weight Management Clinic Services


The Weight Management Program resides under the Center for Physical Activity and Weight Management (CPAWM) and offers programs in the Kansas City area and in Lawrence, Kansas. Within the Weight Management Program we have various services to assist an individual seeking healthy lifestyle changes, including weight control, nutrition counseling and diabetes prevention. 

Phase I

Phase I of our traditional weight management program is a highly structured program that can help you obtain the foundation of skills and knowledge to lose weight while teaching you healthy lifestyle changes to maintain that weight loss. 

This all-inclusive program focuses on a proven, evidence-based approach to weight management. We incorporate guided plans for nutrition, physical activity and behavior modification with the accountability and social support necessary to promote lasting change in lifestyle and behavior. This 12-24 week group-based program utilizes weekly meetings, a structured pre-packaged meal based eating plan, and gradual progression to high amounts of regular physical activity. We offer access to our exercise facilities to help you reach your goals, and these facilities are exclusive to Center of Physical Activity & Weight Management program participants. 

Because we focus on strategies to promote healthy habits and long-term lifestyle changes, it really is as much a health management program as it is a weight management program. 

Phase II

Phase II of the Weight Management Program is to support your long-term weight management goals. This program is geared toward those who have completed our Phase I program, but is available to people who have been through a weight loss program and desire additional support, education and accountability. 

In Phase I, we do most of the work to provide the structure of the program and you are following this guide while you are building healthy habits and acquiring the foundation of skills for long-term success. Phase II is when you develop a successful plan that is realistic for you over the long-term using the information in Phase I and building upon those strategies while you have the accountability and social support to aid your efforts. 

Your health educator will work with you to further your fitness and nutritional education as well as to encourage you to implement behavioral strategies to help you accomplish your goals. This includes attending group meetings, meal planning, education and data reporting. 

As a Phase II participant, you are welcome to use the CPAWM exercise facilities. Your health educator is available to provide instruction regarding proper use of exercise equipment and basic guidance for the development of a well-rounded exercise regimen.

Nutrition Counseling

We offer individualized nutrition counseling from a licensed dietitian to provide specialized recommendations or dietary modifications. Nutrition counseling is an option to utilize either in addition to Phase I and Phase II (recommended), or in lieu of our traditional group-based program. 

Nutrition counseling is a valuable option for those in need of one-on-one support for weight management or those with specialized (e.g. vegetarian, gluten-free) diet restrictions. 

CPAWM Diabetes Prevention Program

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a nationally recognized lifestyle change program through the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention that has been proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes affects 1 out of 3 American adults, and 15-30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. 

Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious health issues, such as: 
  • Heart attack 
  • Stroke 
  • Blindness 
  • Kidney failure 
  • Loss of toes, feet or legs 
If you have prediabetes, getting diabetes is not eminent. In fact, prediabetes can often be reversed. 

Positive lifestyle changes not only lower your risk of chronic disease and reduce your weight, but they can improve your overall well-being. The Diabetes Prevention Program is a structured lifestyle change program in which a trained lifestyle coach leads group-based classes to help you change aspects of your lifestyle, like eating healthier, reducing stress and getting more physically active. 

For more information about this nationally recognized program, watch “A Change for Life.” 

To sign up for a free orientation, please apply here and we will contact you. 

To reach the Weight Management Clinic, call toll-free 866-962-9288 or 913-945-8184.