Programs and Services
Fairview offers a variety of health and wellness education resources to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight.

Nutrition Counseling
We offer advanced training in nutrition and its impact on health. At Fairview, you can meet with a registered dietician to learn behavioral and lifestyle strategies that help you attain your weight loss or weight management goals. We have experts who create nutritional plans that take into consideration dietary needs such as low fat/low cholesterol, high fiber, low sodium and diabetes. We also teach you how to read food labels and how to make good decisions about eating out. Ask your primary care doctor for a referral to meet with a dietitian to address your health goals and needs. 

CAN DO Healthy Lifestyle Program

CAN DO goes beyond diet and exercise. Offered by Fairview Physician Associates (FPA), we focus on the what and how of lifestyle change. CAN DO health coaches work with you to help you regain your health by changing your activity, appetite and attitude to make lasting positive improvement in your health. Start with a free overview. Then, schedule a private assessment, followed by consults in person, by e-mail or by phone to fit your schedule. CAN DO is very affordable at $350 for a six-month program. Call 952-914-1800 or visit our site to register.


If you are a graduate of CAN DO, Weight Watchers or Create Your Weight and are at or near the healthy body weight you want to maintain--build on your success. Continue to retrain your palate around healthy foods. Match your values to activity and movement. Move your healthy lifestyle to the next level. Affordable face-to-face and electronic sessions will be offered to explore new ways to enjoy healthy meals and activities. Additionally, these sessions will focus on building motivation and energy while avoiding boredom and deprivation.
Sample topics include:

  • Expand your palate
  • Connect your values to activity
  • Use new thinking and vocabulary to change behavior

Call FPA, 952-914-1800 for registration and session information, or visit our site.

Create Your Weight: Adult Weight Management Program

This 11-week course at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, addresses nutrition, physical activity and behavior modification in weight loss or management. Unlike most weight loss and management programs, Create Your Weight provides participants with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully meet goals by simply making better choices. Registered dietitians developed and lead the course. Learn more. 

Clinical Trials

Learn more about the clinical trial opportunities available through the Weight Loss Clinic at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.
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