Lifestyle Change Class
Facilitated by Dietitian Becky Vicars, RD, LD
Our Lifestyle Change class begins your transition to healthy lifestyle behaviors that will improve your overall health and well-being. When you attend your first appointment with one of our nurse practitioners, you will be given a Lifestyle Change class schedule. You are required to attend one Lifestyle Change class prior to your bariatric surgery.
During this one hour class, you’ll receive information about healthy food choices, meal planning and exercise, and we’ll discuss these topics in detail.
We’ll also review our five post-surgery program guidelines:
- Protein first
- No snacking
- Lots of water
- Daily exercise
- Daily vitamin and mineral supplements
Classes are held monthly. At the end of class, you will complete and turn in a Lifestyle Change contract. This will also provide verification that you attended the class.
Please do not bring children under the age of 16 years old to the class. Young children may be disruptive to the group. This is time for adult education only.
Directions and Parking
The Scott & White Main Campus is conveniently located in Temple, Texas on the I-35 corridor. Lifestyle Change classes are held in the Conference Center (Building 26) on the southeast side of the campus.
- Scott & White Main Campus map and driving directions
- Address: 2401 S. 31st St., Temple, TX 76508
- Parking map. Parking is available in the visitor and patient parking lot across the street (west) from the Conference Center entrance.
2013 Class Schedule
All classes will be held at 4:15 p.m. in the Conference Center at Scott & White in Temple. We encourage you to stay after class and attend a support group meeting at 5:30 p.m.
|Adjustable Gastric Band Lifestyle Change Class||Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy Lifestyle Change Class|
|January 3, Room A200A||January 10, Room A218
|February 7, Room A218||February 14, Room A200A|
|March 7, Room A217||March 14, Room A200A|
|April 4, A218||April 11, A218|
|May 2, A218||May 9, A218|
|June 6, A200A||June 13, A218|
|No class July 4||July 11, A218|
|August 1, A218||August 8, A218|
|September 5, A218||September 12, A218|
|October 3, A218||October 10, A218|
|November 7, A218||November 14, A218|
|December 5, A218||December 12, A218|