PENDLETON — People who are tipping the scales or who need guidance in managing their weight are invited to participate in a program at St. Anthony Hospital.

An orientation session for LifeSteps® Weight Management is Tuesday, Aug. 8 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the hospital, 2801 St. Anthony Way, Pendleton. The 14-week course starts Tuesday, Aug. 22.

According to Christine Guenther, a registered dietitian nutritionist and the group leader, the program provides an opportunity for anyone who struggles with weight loss to join others with similar challenges in a safe and supportive environment. LifeSteps, Guenther said, works because it is grounded in science, and it stresses personal choice, responsibility and accountability, she said.

“The program recognizes that everyone is unique, with different exercise and eating habits, weight loss goals and daily schedules,” she said.

Participants learn various aspects of healthy eating, benefits of physical activity and strategies for challenging situations from dining out to emotional eating. Most importantly, Guenther said, it puts people in charge of their eating and activities.

For more information, contact Guenther at or 541-278-3235.

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