MOVE! Weight Management Program For Veterans - Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
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MOVE! Weight Management Program For Veterans

 MOVE! Weight Management Program For Veterans
Making a commitment to manage your weight is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy. MOVE! is a national program designed to help veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health.

In the MOVE! Program you will learn many tools for weight management:

  • Tips for portion control

  • How to read a food label

  • How to make better food choices to manage blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar

  • Mindful eating techniques that will help you learn to slow down and be satisfied with smaller portions

  • Tips for dinning out at restaurants and in social gatherings

  • How to become more active using your free pedometer!

No co-pay required for MOVE! classes!

Do you live close to McHenry, Kenosha or Evanston? MOVE! Classes are available at the community based outpatient clinics through video conferencing technology!

MOVE! Group options:

Go to the MOVE! website at Under the “Are you Ready?” box on the left; click on the MOVE! 23 Patient  Questionnaire link. Complete the report and bring the retrieval code to your first MOVE! visit.

4 Session Intro to MOVE! Class:

  • Available at the FHCC's North Chicago campus (live).
  • A new 4 week session starts at the first Thursday of every month from 9 - 10 a.m. at Building 134, Room C-121.

12 Session MOVing Forward Class:

  • Available at the FHCC (Live)
  • If the Intro classes left you “hungry” for more, join our MOVing Forward 12 week program to learn more about eating wisely and increasing physical activity. Classes are held every Thursday 11:00 – 12:00 Noon in Building 134, Room C-121.

16 Session MOVE! Class:

  • Available at the Evanston, Kenosha, and McHenry Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC’s) (through telehealth live video conferencing) 
  • 16 sessions reviewing nutrition, physical activity, mindfulness, and behavior change 

MOVE! Graduate Support Group Class:

  • Keeping weight off is one of the biggest challenges. To keep you motivated and accountable, the MOVE! Graduate Support Group is available to you once you complete the 16 session MOVE! classes. 
    • Group support
    • Trending nutrition topics
    • Learn mindful eating techniques
    • Recipes
    • Advanced grocery shopping and restaurant tips

Be Active and MOVE!

  • Be Active and MOVE! (BAM!) is a physical activity class available both live at FHCC and through telehealth video conferencing at the Evanston, McHenry and Kenosha CBOC’s.
  • BAM! is a physical activity class lead by a kinesiotherapist.  
    • Learn how to become more physically active through instruction and practice
    • Participate in cardiovascular, strength, balance, flexibility and Tai Chi sessions
    • Learn how to modify exercises and individualize to your ability
    • We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and shoes for activities… be prepared to sweat!


Class times and locations:






Lovell FHCC,

North Chicago

(Live class)


Building 134

Room C-121


MOVE! Intro Classes

Thursdays 9 - 10 a.m.

Chelsey George, RD, LDN
MOVE! Dietitian
(224) 610-7137

MOVing Forward Classes

Thursdays 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Graduate Support Group

Second Thursday of the month
10 - 11 a.m.

Be Active and MOVE!

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Evanston CBOC

(Telehealth Class)


Telehealth Conference Room


16 Session MOVE! Class


Wednesdays: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Brandi Summers, LPN
(847) 869-6315


Graduate Support Group

Second Friday of the month: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Be Active and MOVE!

Wednesdays 10 - 11 a.m.
Fridays 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Kenosha CBOC

(Telehealth Class)


Telehelath Conference Room


16 session MOVE! Class



Tuesdays: 1 - 2 p.m.


Turina Evans, LPN

(262) 653-9286



Be Active and MOVE!

Wednesdays 10 - 11 a.m.
Fridays 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

McHenry CBOC

(Telehealth Class)


Telehelath Conference Room



Fridays: 9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Paula Mantas, LPN

(815) 759-2306



16 Session MOVE! Class

Fridays: 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Graduate Support Group 


First Friday of the month: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Be Active and MOVE!

Wednesdays: 10 - 11 a.m.
Fridays 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.




Unable to Attend Group Appointments?

Individual options:

We understand if you are unable to attend group sessions. There are individual options available to you:

Make an appointment to visit with a dietitian to come up with a meal plan that works for you!

  • Nutrition Clinic: Primary Care Dietitian/Building 133
    • (224) 610-4861 or Toll Free: 1-800-393-0865 extension 84861 
  • Nutrition Clinic: Mental Health Dietitian/Building 131
    • (224) 610-8571 or Toll Free: 1-800-393-0865 extension 88571

Consider TeleMOVE! Home Telehealth Program

The goal of the TeleMOVE! Program is to assist with weight management in the comfort and convenience of your home. 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! Home Telehealth Care Coordinator at (224) 610-1780 for more information.


Additional Questions? Call the MOVE! Coordinator

Chelsey George RD, LDN
Office: Bldg. 133EF, Room BF-207
Office: (224) 610-7137