Health Promotion

Wellness Weekly – Nutrition: “Four Steps to Food Safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill”





The Health Promotion team is currently teleworking and wanted to reach out. We are proud to announce the launch of our new service: online coaching/nutrition counseling.  This service allows individuals to achieve goals such as lose weight, increase physical activity, and improve modifiable diet and physical activity lifestyle habits with the guidance of the Health Promotion Team, while exercising social distancing.  This program was designed with multiple, flexible options to fit into anyone’s schedule.  Please click here for the flyer for additional information.

Thank you for all you do.  Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.

Best of Health,
S. Nielsen, RD
Health Promotion Registered Dietitian
DSN: 834-4292
Comm: 719-556-5787


Online Coaching Calendar

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Here are several classes we offer to help you be your best. Click the graphic for a better view.





Health Promotion (HP) is located on the upper level of the Fitness and Sports Center. The stairway in the main hallway or the elevator in the aerobics room are available for customers.

Hours of Operation are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed on federal holidays)

Services are available for all active duty members.  Tricare beneficiaries are eligible on a space-available basis. 

HP staff members are available for briefings at commander’s calls and for setting up informational booths at events to advertise and promote health and readiness optimization issues.

Available services include:

Bod Pod Body Composition Assessment

Starting a new nutrition and/or exercise program?  Just want to know where you are?  The Bod Pod is the gold standard for measuring body composition and used in numerous peer-reviewed scientific studies.  The assessment will also estimate your resting metabolic rate.  To ensure accuracy, strict protocol must be followed.  Click here for required protocol.  Must be a DoD ID cardholder.  

Walk-in hours available Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday 3:30-4:15 p.m.*

Warrior Fuel

Would you like to lose some weight?  Do you need to improve your abdominal circumference for your AFPT?  Would you like to learn about healthy eating and putting it all together into a program?  Gain valuable knowledge about your individual caloric needs, healthy choices, meal planning, and ways to stay active to maintain your healthy weight goals.  Attend the Warrior Fuel class and schedule regular follow-ups to help with progress. Please call 719-524-CARE and ask for the Peterson Health & Wellness Center Warrior Fuel class.

Warrior Fit

Would you like to learn proper training techniques to push your performance further? Are you struggling with your AFPT performance? Would you like a better knowledge of how to make your workouts more effective? Attend the Warrior Fit class and schedule regular follow-ups to help with your performance.

Please call 719-524-CARE and ask for the Peterson Health & Wellness Center Warrior Fit Class

 Tobacco Cessation Intervention

Are you ready to quit tobacco?  Pharmaceutical and behavioral intervention is available to help overcome the challenges of quitting.  Consult your physician for a referral to the program.  In addition, Health Promotion offers nicotine-free replacement for smokeless tobacco users.

 Diabetes Classes

This class is for Diabetics, Pre-Diabetics (PCOS, Metabolic Syndrome, and/or Insulin Resistance Syndrome), & Gestational Diabetics.  The class includes review of the Diabetes disease process, monitoring guidelines, eye & foot care, nutrition and exercise. It offers you, as the patient, an opportunity to meet your Healthcare Manager, and learn how the Peterson Family Health Clinic will be assisting you in managing your condition through tracking your labs, providing reminders about labs/exams, and scheduling appointments. This approach to Healthcare Management at the 21st MDG is a team concept, and we need you on our team!  Please call 719-524-CARE and ask for the Peterson Health Management Diabetes class.

Individual Nutrition Consultation

Medical nutrition therapy is available for individuals for a variety of disease states, weight loss, pre/post-natal, pediatric, sports nutrition, etc.  Call 719-524-CARE and ask for Peterson Nutritional Medicine to schedule an appointment.

Group Lifestyle Balance

This is a 12-week program that provides education, encouragement and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their healthy lifestyle goals. This program is designed for non-diabetic, overweight individuals age 18 and older who have pre-diabetes and/or the metabolic syndrome. You will learn safe and effective techniques for weight loss, enjoyable physical activity, healthy eating, and reducing the risk of diseases. Registration is required.  Call 719-556-9642 to register. 


Would you like your children to be more active, eat better and learn healthier lifestyle habits?  Call 719-556-5787 for more details or to schedule an appointment. 

Boot Camp

If you are looking to enhance your human performance, challenge your mind and body, and learn proper training techniques to push your performance further. Come join Boot Camp from Monday-Friday at 1530-1630.

Meet at the front desk in the lobby of the Fitness Center.

If you would like additional information or have questions, please call 719-556-4292.


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