Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Albert J. Stunkard Weight Management Program

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Health First

Health First is a 13-week medically supervised program that is designed to induce larger initial weight losses than traditional lifestyle approaches. This program combines the use of meal replacements (wholesome entrees, delicious shakes, cereal and bars), along with your own fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Participants attend weekly lifestyle modification classes, and their health is closely monitored by our medical staff.  The program includes product taste testing prepared in our full-size teaching kitchen, suggestions for healthy eating while traveling, dining out, enjoying the holidays and techniques for coping with emotional eating.