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Table 4 Examples of some PCN educational programs

From: The 5As team patient study: patient perspectives on the role of primary care in obesity management

Program Title Duration Purpose
Weight Management Full Day or 3 weeks Information on safe dieting techniques, emotional eating, and setting achievable weight loss goals
Moving for Health 8 weeks Geared towards people living with chronic disease who want to incorporate exercise into their life to improve health
Grocery Shopping 1 day Coaching in making better food choices: planning meals, reading nutrition labels, and grocery-shopping tips
Meal Planning 1 day Coaching in making better food choices: planning meals, reading nutrition labels, choosing healthy take-out options.
Relaxation 4 weeks Strategies to help patients cope with everyday stress and stress related to various health problems
Managing Emotion Full Day or 3–4 weeks Helps patients recognize their strengths and weaknesses to effectively manage stress and choose healthy behaviours
Changeways 6 weeks Strategies for managing depression and anxiety