Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Albert J. Stunkard Weight Management Program

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Encore Program: Long-Term Weight Control

After losing weight, most patients enroll in the Encore Program, our weight maintenance program that teaches them the skills needed to keep off lost weight.  The Encore Program emphasizes the importance of sustaining changes in diet and activity.  Nutrition education and behavior modification are the central features of the program.

Group sessions are held every week and provide a structured and supportive environment to learn the skills needed for weight maintenance.  Topics addressed in group meetings include reversing small weight gains as they occur, increasing lifestyle activity, and improving body image.

Both our Health First and Encore Programs can be offered individually to interested patients who desire one-on-one treatment with our professionals.