Obesity Services & Prevention Programs

What Is Obesity?

Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity rates in the U.S. have increased dramatically in the last 30 years. Today, one third of all American children are considered obese, developing adult diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Baptist is dedicated to improving health outcomes in our local communities, and we offer educational opportunities and weight loss programs for adults and children through informative classes that give families the obesity treatment and tools they need to build healthier lifestyles.

A doctor specializing in weight loss management meets with a patient at Baptist Memorial Hospital

Obesity Programs and Services

Get Fit First Grade*

A six-week program for first graders focused on exercise and nutrition. Weekly one-hour session at various school locations.


A 10-week adult wellness program that teaches healthy lifestyle living. Weekly 90-minute sessions include exercise and health education. Free individual nutrition consulting is also available.

Club Get Fit

A 10-week wellness program for children in 1st through 5th grades. Weekly 90-minute sessions include exercise and health education. Free individual nutritional consulting is also available.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)

This Stanford University wellness program, recognized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), helps patients manage their chronic disease conditions. The six-week program offers weekly two-hour sessions. Open to all adults with a chronic disease.

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

A year-long diabetes prevention program offered by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) focused on those individuals with a family history of diabetes or who are pre-diabetic. Participants meet weekly for 16 weeks, and then monthly for six months.

Healthy Choices Learning Labels

An hour-long program designed to teach fourth and fifth grade students how to read food labels. Offered at the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis, TN.

Healthy Living Support Group

This is a free monthly health series open to the public. Each month showcases a different health topic. A complimentary light dinner is served.

How Can We Help You?

Baptist Memorial hospitals offer a wide range of services. Please contact us and let's discuss how we can assist you in your personal health care needs.