Parker County Extension office is launching Step Up and Scale Down, a 12-week weight management program to help the public being making changes to eat healthier and exercise more.

The series will kick off Sept. 9 at the Parker County Extension office meeting room located at 604 N. Main St., Weatherford. Classes will be held from noon to 2:45 p.m. for twelve consecutive Mondays. 

The program will consist of weekly lessons to help participants move toward a healthier weight and includes a weekly weight check-in, weekly challenge to “stay the course,” exercise resources and a weight-loss planner. 

A special feature includes recipe samples and ideas for healthy meal prep using several methods including pressure cookers and air fryers. 

The twelve sessions include: Scale Down by Setting Goals, Step Up to a Healthy Plate, Scale Down by Label Reading, Step Up to Breakfast and Menu Planning, Scale Down with Moves to Lose, Step Up Your Hydration, Scale Down by Finding your Motivational Mojo, Step Up to Healthy Snacking, Scale Down with a Colorful Plate, Step Up to Successful Socializing, Scale Down by Knowing Your Numbers, and Step Up and Celebrate. The Step Up & Scale Down program is based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines, which are intended to help Americans choose a healthful eating plan.

Cost for the 12-week program is $40 which includes all course materials. Call 817-598-6168 to reserve a spot.