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Web links:

Information about the Weight-Wise Pilot Study:

The Weight-Wise Leader’s Guides can be downloaded:

Program Contact(s):

Beverly Garcia, MPH
UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
1700 MLK Jr. Blvd, CB# 7426
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7426

Related Resources

A New Leaf…Choices for Healthy Living intervention materials can be downloaded


Samuel-Hodge CD, Johnston LF, Gizlice Z, Garcia BA, Lindsley SC, Bramble KP, Hardy TE, Ammerman AS, Poindexter PA, Will JC, Keyserling TC. Randomized trial of a behavioral weight loss intervention for low-income women: the Weight-Wise program, Obesity 2009; 17:1891-1899.

Gustafson A, Khavjou O, Stearns SC, Keyserling TC, Gizlice Z, Lindsley S, Bramble K, Garcia B, Johnston L, Will J, Poindexter P, Ammerman AS, Samuel-Hodge CD. Cost-effectiveness of a behavioral weight loss intervention for low-income women: The Weight-Wise program, Preventive Medicine 2009; 49:390-395.

Kraschnewski JL, Keyserling TC, Bangdiwala SI, Gizlice Z, Garcia BA, Johnston LF, Gustafson A, Petrovic L, Glasgow RE, Samuel-Hodge CD. Optimized Probability Sampling of Study Sites to Improve Generalizability in a Multisite Intervention Trial, Prev Chronic Dis 2010;7(1):1-8.


1The DASH eating plan is found in: Sacks FM, Swetkey LP, Vollmer WM et al. Effects on blood pressure of reduced dietary sodium and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. DASH-Sodium Collaborative Research Group. N Engl J Med 2001;344:3-10. Information on the DASH Eating pattern can be found at the NHLBI website: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov 

2A description of the DPP trial is found in: The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Research Group.  The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP): Description of lifestyle intervention. Diabetes Care 2002;25:2165-2171.  DPP materials are archived at the George Washington University and may be accessed at this link: www.bsc.gwu.edu/dpp/lifestyle/dpp_part.html. 

3The PREMIER program is described in this document: Svetkey LP, Harsh DW, Vollmer WM, et.al. Premier: A clinical trial of comprehensive lifestyle modifications for blood pressure control: Rationale, design and baseline characteristics. Ann Epidemiol 2003;13:462-471. 

4The Weight Loss Maintenance Program (weight loss phase) description and results are published in: Hollis JF, Gullion CM, Stevens VJ, et al.  Weight loss during the intensive intervention phase of the weight-loss maintenance trial. Am J Prev Med 2008 Aug;35(2):118-26.

5Samuel-Hodge C*, Gizlice Z, Johnston L, Garcia B, Gustafson A, Keyserling T.  Weight Loss Maintenance among Low-Income, Midlife Women. Obesity 2008 Oct;16 (Suppl 1):S308.