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Hannibal Regional Medical Group (HRMG) is pleased to introduce its new weight management program. HRMG Weight Management Program consists of 8 weekly meetings with a registered dietitian and/or a certified health coach who can help you reach your weight loss goals.

The first session of the eight week program is completed individually with a registered dietitian. You will then attend a group nutrition class the following 7 consecutive weeks as we give you the tools and resources to lose weight and keep it off.  These group sessions are scheduled Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. beginning the week of July 23rd. When enrolled in our program, you can attend the session most convenient for you each week. These classes will be available on an ongoing basis.

If you are unable to attend these scheduled weekly sessions, there are also two free support groups available, both led by a registered dietitian. The Diabetic Support Group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 3:00 p.m., and the Weight Loss Support Group meets every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Meetings are held in the first floor conference room of Hannibal Regional Medical Group.

For additional support, Dr. Purvi Parikh, board-certified Endocrinologist is available to discuss further treatment options.

Program Outline

Session 1: Nutrition Assessment
Session 2: Proper Portion Sizes
Session 3: Getting Active
Session 4: Nutrition Facts Label
Session 5: Meal Planning & Grocery Shopping for Health
Session 6: Healthy Cooking Swaps
Session 7: Emotions & Food
Session 8: Weight Management


You can get started on your weight loss journey at any time. Call (573) 629-3382 to schedule your first appointment.


Certified Health Coach
Trisha Evans, BSN, RN
(573) 629-3519

Registered Dietitian
Megan Kemp, RDN, LD
(573) 629-3382

Marie Niemeyer, RDN, LD, CDE
(573) 629-3382