McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program looking for participants

Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

weighing-in-day-oneAre you overweight or obese? Do you know someone who would like to lose weight?

You (or the person you know) may be eligible for the McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program.

The program is offering group sessions for individuals who are overweight or obese, are between the ages of 18 to 75, and exercise less than 200 minutes/week. The program is a research initiative led by Dr. Bärbel Knäuper of the McGill Psychology Department and the Comprehensive Health Improvement Program (CHIP) and is funded by the Canadian

Institute of Health Research. The program is free of charge. Participants will meet weekly over 3 months with a trained lifestyle coach during which they will be provided guidance and support to improve their eating and exercise habits. Follow-up sessions to help maintain the weight loss are offered subsequently. Sessions are offered at different times and days of the week in both English and French, and will be held at the YMHA located in Snowdon (metro Côte-Sainte-Catherine) or on McGill’s downtown campus.

If you are interested in participating, please email project research coordinator Mélodie Chamandy at  to find out whether you are eligible. If you have further questions, please email or call 514-398-1399.


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3 Responses to McGill CHIP Healthy Weight Program looking for participants

  1. Carole Kimpan says:

    Good morning, I just finished reading an article in the Gazette showcasing your program.I would be extremely interested in joining your group.!

    I’m a healthy 59 year old women and although as a younger person  I always was able to maintain a healthy weight, as I approached menopause that seemed impossible and the pounds just started adding up. I now weight 205 pounds and I’m aware that I need to loose at least 40 to 50 pounds.  

    I just recently joined a gym but there is so much information out there as to how to loose weight!!
    I feel that your group could mentor me and free me a body and mind that the  burden by all these extra pounds.Please consider me as a candidate for your weight loss program.

     Regards Carole

  2. Merilyn Gagnon says:

    Please include me as a participant in this program. I live in Saint Lambert, Qc J4P 3H7

    Tel. 450-671-6390

    Thank you.

  3. Anthony Phan-Beaudoin says:

    After reading the article in the Gazette this week and I would like to volunteer to be part of the program, I’m 25 years old, male, 5,7′, 250 pounds, half Asian, half Quebecois. I don’t consider myself as obese but I know that I’m overweight. I would like to learn more about getting healthier because I’m short of breath when walking.

    There is heart disease, diabetis and cholesterol in my family history.

    Thanks for considering my request.

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