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Kim Mozingo, a local independent health coach who is helping residents lose weight and achieve optimal health, recently earned certification from the Center for Obesity Prevention and Education.

The MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education in the College of Nursing at Villanova University was established in 2011 and serves as a locus for interdisciplinary collaboration in the prevention of obesity through education and research, according to a news release.

Mozingo has lost more than 85 pounds herself on the Take Shape For Life program. Take Shape For Life is a physician-led weight-loss program featuring Medifast meal replacements. Typical weight loss on the program is 2 to 5 pounds per week for the first two weeks and 1 to 2 pounds per week thereafter, Mozingo said in the release.

As a health coach, Mozingo mentors clients. She said she helps people restore their health and improve their quality of life. Mozingo’s clients range in age from 16 to 62.

Mozingo supports clients through initial weight loss and teaches them healthy habits, which show clients how to keep the weight off long term. Learn from someone who has successfully lost weight and kept it off by using the program herself.