The Mayo Clinic Diet Program is an interactive weight management group class designed for adults with an elevated Body Mass Index (BMI).
Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Mayo Clinic Diet: Eat well. Enjoy life. Lose weight., this 12-week class provides information on weight loss, nutrition, physical activity, and other healthy lifestyle behaviors. The class is facilitated by a registered dietitian with an exercise physiologist and psychology counselor (PhD) as guest speakers. The group setting promotes an environment of sharing and support to maximize participant’s success. Each weekly, 75-minute session, includes time for sharing the previous week’s successes and trials, curriculum content, stretching/light activity, and weigh-ins.
September 4 to November 20 (Tuesdays)
La Crosse Campus, St. Francis Building, Lang Conference Room
Weigh In: 3:45-4 p.m.
Class Times: 4-5:15p.m.
A pre-program and post-program biometric screening is included. This screening includes measuring height, weight, waist circumference, and a detailed Tanita body composition analysis (BCA). The BCA indicates muscle mass and fat levels for the trunk and each limb, a more specific reading which helps track changes over the program duration. Because the body composition analyzer sends a mild electric current through the body, DO NOT use if you have an implanted electrical device such as a pacemaker.
Each participant will be able to schedule a 30-minute individual session with the registered dietitian at an interval of their choosing during the 12-week program. The dietitian will communicate scheduling options at the beginning of the program. Additional individual sessions are available for a fee.
Before participating in the program, you are strongly encouraged to seek medical clearance from your primary care provider, especially if you have a medical condition as there is NO medical monitoring in this program. Medical clearance will be necessary if indicated by the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) form, which participants will be required to fill out at the first class.
Participants are asked to arrive to class a few minutes early, be active learners, listen respectfully to the facilitator and other participants, use discussion time to ask questions, keep information shared by others confidential, and most importantly, have fun while losing weight!
If at any time the Mayo Clinic staff feels it is in the participant’s best interest, the participant may be discharged from the program.
By choosing to participate in The Mayo Clinic Diet Program, your biometric data will be available to Mayo Clinic Health System Clinical Dietetics personnel for program evaluation and research purposes only. No individual data will be shared or reported to anyone outside of the clinical dietetics department, only group data will be shared and reported.
If a situation arises after you have registered in which you will not be able to attend the class, please notify the Nutrition Services & Dietetics department as soon as possible. Full refunds will be provided if notice is received at least 10 business days prior to class start. After that time, refunds due to withdrawal from the program will only be authorized due to a medical reason. Medical reasons must be documented by a healthcare provider and submitted in writing. All requests will be refunded in the following manner:
We reserve the right to cancel the class due to low registration. If the program is cancelled, participants will be notified 3 business days in advance of the first scheduled class and a full refund will be issued. If a class needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather, participants will be contacted. An additional class will be added at the end of the program.