Events by Date

March
2017

 

Past Events

Event Name
Presenter
Date
Time
Location
Support Group- Columbia
Labea Butler LPN
Mon Mar 6
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
1000 W. Nifong Columbia, MO Bldg. 2 Suite 100
Support Group- Columbia

 

Missouri Bariatric Services hosts a support group in Columbia, typically, on the first Monday of each month. E-mail announcements are sent monthly with the specific date and time of the support group. Presenters and topics rotate.

Support group is a great place to meet other people who have gone through weight loss surgery. Many benefit people benefit from attending support group. Support groups help them stay motivated and give them ideas on how to address a certain challenge they may be having. We look forward to seeing you!



Plateau or Maintenance - What is the Difference?
Labea Butler LPN
Mon Mar 6
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
Woodrail Suite 210
Plateau or Maintenance - What is the Difference?

 

Do you feel like you have hit a plateau? Are you at your goal? Is this just a temporary holding pattern or have you reached the point that ‘you are there’ and it is time to turn to maintenance? Join us for this interactive support group to determine where you are in your weight loss journey. You will have the opportunity to distinguish the difference between a plateau and shifting your focus to weight maintenance. It will also be a time to reassess your goals and determine your individual motivation level.

After this support group, patients will be able to:

  1. Identify non-scale victories and scale victories to determine if you are in a plateau or maintenance.
  2. Assess your motivation level to change.
  3. Describe ways to move forward to continue to lose weight or begin maintenance.


Support Group- Jefferson City
Michelle Hoeing RDN, LD
Mon Mar 13
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
Cap. Region SW Campus, 1432 SW Blvd. Jeff City, Lower Level Conference Room
Support Group- Jefferson City

 

Bariatric patients meet monthly to share their experiences and learn about various educational topics relevant to their care.

1.  Patients will discuss the importance of managing small goals.
2.  Patients will identify triggers to unhealthy behaviors.
3.  Patients will discover effective strategies and behaviors that will support their ability to communicate their needs and feelings with others.

Food Label Reading 101
Michelle Hoeing RDN, LD
Mon Mar 13
5:00 pm -
6:00 am
Cap. Region SW Campus, 1432 SW Blvd. Jeff City, Lower Level Conference Room
Food Label Reading 101

 

Are you ashamed to admit that you are confused by food labels?  Well now you don't have to be. During this support group event, we will show you how to read labels to get the important information you need so that you can make better food choices. The focus will be on serving size, fats, sugar, sodium, protein and fiber.   Bring your favorite food packages with labels, or even your least favorite labels and we will go over them together. Don’t worry, you are not alone in thinking that labels are designed to puzzle us!   Join us so we can solve the puzzles together.

After this support group, patients will be able to:

  1. Incorporate new knowledge about labels into your food decision making skill set.
  2. Assess nutrition information about fat, sodium, fiber and other nutrients from the food label.
  3. Increase confidence in your understanding which products to buy versus others.