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MOVE Weight Management

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 VA Portland Health Care System MOVE!® Program

Introductory Basics of Weight Management class

  • One-time group class offered by telephone or at a VA clinic that reviews how to make a healthy plate, be more physically active, and set goals
  • Day and evening times available

Four month MOVE!® Program

  • Weekly group classes by telephone, video, VA Virtual Medical Center or at a VA Clinic covering the topics of nutrition, physical activity and behavior change for weight loss
  • Day and evening times available
  • Women’s group available
  • MOVE! Team members include dietitians, nurses, physical/occupational therapy assistants, psychologists, and social workers

MOVE!® Coach Mobile App

  • Program available through free app on i-phone/i-pad and android phones for those who cannot attend groups

Additional information and support through the VA Virtual Medical Center
Register and download the VA Virtual Medical Center.

You qualify for MOVE!® if you have:

How to Enroll in MOVE!

If you have questions about weight management or the program, you can call the MOVE! Hotline at 503-220-3482.
send a secure message through MyHealtheVet to MOVE_WeightManagement_Portland_HPDP.

If you are ready to schedule for the initial Basics of Weight Management class, call the Nutrition and Food Service (NFS) scheduling Line at 503-273-5112.

MOVE!® Basics Class

MOVE!® Basics class logo

Have you been thinking about losing weight, but not sure where or how to get started?  MOVE!® is a weight management program targeting lifestyle changes in three main areas:

1)  Behavior      2)  Nutrition      3)  Physical Activity

Get Started with the MOVE!® Basics class

Schedule a 90-minute Basics of Weight Management group class by video or telephone. This class will help you learn how to make goals to lose weight safely and improve your health. You may enroll in the MOVE! Program after attending this class.

Who Can Attend?

Classes are open to VA-enrolled Veterans with overweight or obesity. 

This is not an exercise class.  

Class Details

  • Tuesdays from 12 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays from 9 - 10:30 a.m.          
  • Platform: Webex (telephone and video)
  • No Cost.

How to sign up

Call 503-273-5112 between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to schedule a MOVE!® Basics class, or use My HealtheVet secure messaging: “MOVE_Weight Management_Portland_HPDP”