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New Weight Loss Group

Updated: Feb 1

Melissa Soellner, Memorial Hospital's Dietitian is proud to introduce a new, FREE Weight Loss Group program beginning July 2019. The program provides structure, support and accountability to those looking to lose weight. Those who participate in the program will be supplied with nutrition and activity action plans to help them reach their goals.

Anyone interested in the program are invited to attend a free introductory class on one of the following dates/times:

Tuesday, July 16 at 9:00am or 5:00pm

Thursday, July 18 at 9:00am or 5:00pm

Saturday, July 20 at 8:00am

Monday, July 22 at 9:00am or 5:00pm

Wednesday, July 24 at 9:00am or 5:00pm

All introductory meetings will take place at Memorial Hospital. Locations in the hospital may vary, but there will be signs posted to direct you to the right room.


The annual program follows the CDC Prediabetes Curriculum and will include 1 meeting a week for the first 16 weeks (August-November), 2 meetings a month for the next two months (December-January), and then 1 meeting a month for the last 6 months (February-June). Those who commit to the program will be required to attend 50% of the classes (make-up classes will be available). Meetings will last approximately 1 hour and will be held in Chester, IL. Locations may vary and participants will be informed of locations prior to each meeting.


1. 18 years+

2. BMI > 25

3. Risk of being prediabetic:

  • Score 9 or higher on the CDC Prediabetes Risk Test

  • or A1c 5.7 or 6.4%

  • or Fasting Glucose of 100-125

  • or History of Gestational Diabetes


Melissa Soellner, Dietitian

Phone: 618-826-4581 ext 1170


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