How It Works

Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less was developed by professionals from North Carolina State University and the NC Division of Public Health. Based on the theory of planned behavior, Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is an online weight management program that uses strategies proven to work for weight loss and maintenance. Each lesson informs, empowers and motivates participants to live mindfully as they make choices about eating and physical activity. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is delivered in an interactive real-time format with a live instructor. The program is offered to employers and health plans interested in eating smart, moving more, and achieving a healthy weight.

What Makes Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Unique?

Evidence-Based
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is built upon evidence-based healthy eating and physical activity strategies to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program outcomes are published in peer-reviewed journals to further contribute to this evidence. ...Read More

One on One Support
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less instructors inspire and motivate program participants throughout their journey toward better health. Instructors are Registered Dietitians and are trained to effectively engage and empower participants in and outside of class. ...Read More

Live Online Delivery
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is delivered in an interactive online format with a live instructor. Each employee can choose the class time that works best for his or her schedule. We offer lunchtime, late afternoon, and evening classes to accommodate various time zones and work schedules. A new 15-week series begins each month to minimize wait time. ...Read More

Online,
Real-Time Delivery

  • Classes are held online with a live instructor
  • Convenient lunchtime and evening classes
  • Accessible on computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones
  • One-on-one support outside of class
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ESMM Weigh Less timeline

Each lesson includes:

  • Information about why the behavior is important for weight loss/maintenance
  • Practical strategies for adopting the behavior
  • 3-5 minute physical activity break
  • Ways concepts can be adopted by the whole family
  • Opportunity for sharing and celebrating
  • Suggestions for living mindfully
  • Guided discussion of strategy for the week

Class materials each participant receives:

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Online My Dashboard to connect one-on-one with your instructor outside of class
ESMM Weigh Less materials
Magazine and Journal
T-shirt for perfect attendance

Employee Wellness

Improve the health of your employees or health care members and enroll your group or business in Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less. Offer Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less to your employees by purchasing class seats in bulk, and receive special group pricing. Each employee can choose the class time that works best for his or her schedule. We offer lunchtime, late afternoon, and evening classes to accommodate various time zones and work schedules. A new 15-week series begins each month to minimize wait time.

Explore Participant Testimonials

Learn about the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program from participants themselves. Explore our participant testimonials reflecting on their journey through the program, whether his or her goal was weight loss, blood pressure reduction, or a healthier lifestyle.