TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every week.
There are many meeting locations throughout Oswego County.
Visitors are always welcome (preteens, teens and adults – male and female).
First meeting is free.
TOPS Club, Inc., is an affordable, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization with thousands of associate chapters in the United States and Canada.
Members learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning, exercise, motivation, and more at weekly meetings.
According to independent studies published in major medical journals, TOPS weight-loss support has been proven just as effective as more expensive commercial programs.
For details, call Candy Malone, coordinator at 315-564-5772, visit www.tops.org or call TOPS headquarters at 800-932-8677, to find a meeting close to you.
About TOPS Club, Inc.
TOPS Club Inc. is a recognized 501(c)3 organization, founded in 1948.
Recent university studies showing the effectiveness of TOPS include:
• Determining the Effectiveness of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a Nationally Available Nonprofit Weight-Loss Program. Obesity Journal Intervention and Prevention. Volume 19, Number 3, March 2011. Nia S. Mitchell, L. Miriam Dickinson, Allison Kempe, & Adam G. Tsai.
• Up to 7 Years of Sustained Weight Loss for Weight-Loss Program Completers. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. May 29, 2015 Nia S. Mitchell, MD, MPH, Sarit Polsky, MD, MPH , Victoria A. Catenacci, MD, Anna L. Furniss, MS, & Allan V. Prochazka, MD MSc.
• Reach of Effective, Nationally-Available, Low-Cost, Nonprofit Weight Loss Program in Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs). Journal: Journal of Community Health. First online: 14 June 2015, pp 1-6. Nia S. Mitchell, Ariann F. Nassel, & Deborah Thomas.