Bariatric Bootcamp is an
intensive, hands-on nutrition class for post-operative patients who
have had a gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy.
This program was developed
specifically by the dietitians from MUSC's Bariatric Surgery Program
and recently won a national award from the American Dietetic
Association Foundation for contributing an original and innovative
effort in food and culinary education.
participants, Donna King, from left, Deb Mackey and Eric Fenwick
practice weighing and measuring proper portions after weight loss
In this half-day course,
patients review the post-op meal plan and food groups, visit several
'food group stations' to weigh and measure foods, read food labels and
taste new foods. They also review their new anatomy and discuss tips
for grocery shopping, cooking and eating out.
Bariatric Bootcamp is for
post-op patients who have had a gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy,
regardless of where patients had their bariatric surgery. The next
class is Aug. 30. The registration is due Aug. 19, and the program
For more pictures and
information, visit http://www.muschealth.com/weightlosssurgery/classes/bariatricbootcamp.htm.