DEPARTMENTS

Nutrition Services

CONTACT THIS DEPARTMENT

Great Falls Clinic Main Campus
1400 29th Street South – First Floor/Main Level
Great Falls, MT 59405
(406) 454-2171


DEPARTMENT HOURS

Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

EDUCATION PROGRAMS


HEALTHY HABITS Diabetes Prevention Course

 
Healthy Habits is a series of lifestyle change classes with the goal of preventing or delaying the development of type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease among at-risk Montanans. This evidence-based program is offered by the Great Falls Clinic Nutrition Services Department in partnership with the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).

 

“People with prediabetes who take part in a structured lifestyle change program can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%”*

 

DESCRIPTION

12-month intensive lifestyle change program with 16 weekly and 6 monthly group sessions

BENEFITS

Topics include:

  • Behavior change
  • Healthy eating strategies
  • Ideas for increased physical activity
  • Goal of 150 minutes physical activity per week
  • Goal of 7% weight loss in 12 months

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Age 18 or older
  • Overweight or obese (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2)
  • At least one of the following
    • High blood pressure (130/80 or higher)
    • Elevated lipids (triglyceride ≥ 150, LDL ≥ 130, HDL < 40 for men and < 50 for women)
    • Diagnosis of prediabetes (HgbA1c 5.7%-6.4% OR fasting glucose 100-125)
    • History of gestational diabetes

COST $180 – WHICH INCLUDES

  • Course instruction by registered dietitian, diabetes educator, and care managers
  • Course materials binder
  • Lab work taken 6 months into the program:
  • Glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, HDL and HgbA1c
  • Medicaid & Medicare coverage pending
  • Private insurance coverage is based on plan type
Andrea Withey
Andrea Withey

To register or for more information Contact: Andrea Withey, RDN at (406) 268-3821 *SOURCE: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/about.htm  

SPRING 2023 SCHEDULE

DATE SESSION TOPIC
January 23, 25 1 Introduction
January 30, 1 2 Get Active
February 6, 8 3 Track Your Activity
February 13, 15 4 Eat Well
February 20, 22 5 Track Your Food
February 27, 1 6 Get More Active
March 6, 8 7 Burn More Calories
March 13, 15 8 Shop & Cook
March 20, 22 9 Eat Well Away from Home
March 27, 29 10 Find Time for Fitness
April 3, 5 11 Keep Your Heart Healthy
April 10, 12 12 Manage Stress
April 17, 19 13 Cope with Triggers
April 24, 26 14 Take Charge of Your Thoughts
May 1, 3 15 Get Support
May 8, 10 16 Stay Motivated

 


 


 

SERVICES

  • Nutrition Information
  • Individual Education Services
  • Group Education Services
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Diabetes Nutrition Education
  • Kidney Disease Nutrition Education
  • Heart Disease Nutrition Education
  • Weight Management
  • Pediatrics Nutrition Education