Weight Watchers at Work

About Weight Watchers

Join Weight Watchers at Work new Beyond the Scale Program!

Weight loss and weight management require a long-term, well-rounded approach to healthy eating and living-one that meets your unique needs and helps you reach your personal wellness goals.  Join Weight Watchers at Work to access a wealth of resources and receive support in your weight loss and management efforts. You'll get everything you need to lose weight and keep it off.  

Weight Watcher’s Beyond the Scale Program focuses on healthy eating, fitness and activity, and building inner strength and resilience. Helping members make healthy choices, the new SmartPoints Beyond the Scale eating guidelines factor in calories, sugar, saturated fat, protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals to determine a food’s point value , and on this program, you  will also earn FitPoints for the physical activities you do.

At your first Weight Watcher’s meeting, your group leader will conduct a private and confidential weigh in with you, helping you  set your first weight loss goal. Group leaders will continue to help you stay motivated to stick to your weight loss and weight management plan with new weekly discussions,  on topics ranging  from stress-eating to family meal ideas. When you sign up for Weight Watchers at Work, you will also be given access to Weight Watchers eTools.  eTools allows you to keep track of how many points you use each day, as well as, chart your progress, and find recipe ideas.

Program Information, Meeting Locations, and Enrollment

The Weight Watchers at Work program offers participants:

  • Guidance from a Weight Watchers leader and support from peers
  • Convenience to attend either an At Work meetings or a meeting in the community
  • Free eTools, the Internet companion to meetings

Free Open House meetings are offered each semester for anyone who is interested in enrolling in the program. Membership for WW at Work series includes “At Work” meetings and access to eTools online.The length of the series will be either 12 or 17 weeks pending enrollment numbers (15 person minmium enrollment for 12 weeks and 20 person minimum enrollment for 17 weeks).

Payment is required at the intro session if you plan to enroll in the program (payment plans are an option). 


There are no current meetings on this campus.


There is currently a series running on the Medical Center Campus.  Click here for more information.


There are no current meetings on this campus.

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO):

There are no current meetings on this campus. 


There are many other Weight Watchers groups being held in the local community. For your convenience, the following links provide details on groups being offered near the Morningside and CUMC campuses.

For more information about these meetings, please attend the open house session or contact the Office of Work/Life at worklife@columbia.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

If I am a Weight Watchers lifetime member, can I attend the “At Work” meetings?

Yes, lifetime members can attend these meetings for free, as long as they weigh in at a Weight Watchers meeting at least once a month and are within 2 pounds of their goal weight.  

Can I use my flexible spending account to pay for my enrollment in Weight Watchers?
The IRS does allow enrollment in weight loss programs to be included as a medical expense in your FSA if it is for the treatment of specific diseases (obesity, heart disease, hypertension) as diagnosed by a physician.  Please read the specific eligibility requirements outlined by the IRS for more information.

I know the meeting series has already started. Is it too late for me to sign up?
You can join a series at any time and the cost will be prorated to cover the remaining weeks.

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