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MOVE! weight management

MOVE! is a weight-management program designed to help you live a longer, healthier life. With the help of your MOVE! care team, you can eat a healthier diet, get more exercise, reduce your health risks, and improve your quality of life.

The best way to manage your weight is to eat smart and be physically active. MOVE!® is a national weight management program that helps Veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health. MOVE!® is a comprehensive lifestyle intervention that focuses on health and wellness through nutrition, physical activity, and behavior change.

Features of the Michael E. DeBakey VA MOVE! Program

Enroll by attending MOVE! 101- Introductory Basics of Weight Loss Class

MOVE! 16-Week Program

  • One-hour group weekly sessions focusing on nutrition, physical activity, mindfulness, and behavior change.
  • Offered by virtually by VA Video Connect (computer, tablet or smartphone) or dial-in by telephone.
  • In-person groups starting soon!

MOVE! Virtual Fitness Classes

  • Offered virtually by VA Video Connect (computer, tablet or smartphone)
    • Mondays at 1:30 p.m.
    • Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m.
    • Fridays at 8:00 a.m.

TeleMOVE! Home Telehealth Program

  • Receive a scale and a home messaging device for up to six months of daily education reminders to help you stay on track with your weight loss plan.
  • Frequent contact by the TeleMOVE! Care Coordinator who will review your responses each day to identify the need for additional guidance and contact.
  • Contact the TeleMOVE! Dietitians to enroll.

MOVE! offered at the following outpatient clinics:

Unable to attend Group Appointments?

  • Make an appointment to visit with a dietitian (virtual and in-person option available)
    • Nutrition Clinic: Primary Care Clinic 2 (Houston VA)
    • 713-791-1414, ext. 224295
  • For individual nutrition sessions at other clinics call the numbers listed above for Katy, Tomball, Beaumont, and Lufkin. 


MOVE! Coordinator:
Jordyn Forsyth
713-791-1414, ext. 226166