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Weight Management

Keeping weight off for the long haul requires more than just a focus on food. Here you will find resources to help develop healthy habits, exercise, and make smarter food choices—all in a supportive environment.

Eat Smart Move More

MyEatSmartMoveMore.com supports the Eat Smart, Move More NC movement which promotes healthy eating and active living wherever people live, learn, earn, play and pray.

State Health Plan

The Plan makes the following weight management resources available to members:

  • Nutrition Counseling – four (4) nutrition counseling office visits with a licensed dietician will be available per Plan year for members and their dependents.
  • Weight Management Medications – your physician may recommend medication or other supports to assist you in managing your weight. Brand-name medications, such as Meridia and Xenical have a $35 copay and will not require prior authorization.
  • Bariatric Surgery – Bariatric surgery is offered as a plan benefit.

Body Mass Index Calculator

BMI Calculator – Body Mass Index (BMI) is a calculation using height to weight ratio to determine healthy weight and is a widely accepted and evidence-based tool used to screen for weight categories that may increase chronic disease. Use the calculator provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to determine your BMI.