Weight Watchers at Work

About Weight Watchers

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

At your first Weight Watcher’s meeting, your leader will conduct a private and confidential weigh in with you and will also work to set up your first weight loss goal. Each meeting is a discussion with your leader, with a new topic each week. Topics range from stress-eating to family meal ideas. You will also be taught how to follow the PointsPlus program to help you keep track of what you are eating and stay within your personalized daily points allotment.

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). 


An Open House Meeting will be held on Monday, September 14th, at 12:00 p.m.  Click here to register


An Open House Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 16th, at 5:00 p.m.  Click here for more information 


An Open House Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 16th, at 11:45 a.m.  Click here to register

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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