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Introducing the Real Appeal Program: A Free Weight Loss Program for Employees

We are excited to announce a new weight loss program called Real Appeal! Real Appeal is a free and convenient online weight loss tool available to all employees covered under the Iowa City Community School District’s medical insurance plan, as well as their covered spouses and dependents. On Wednesday, November 14th, covered employees received an email from, with an invitation to join the program. 

Real Appeal helps you lose weight and reduce your risk of developing certain diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease as it is based on decades of proven clinical research. Most members lose an average of 10 pounds after completing only four sessions of the program. Enrollment in the program includes: 

  • 52 weeks of access to a Transformation Coach. Your coach guides you through the program and develops a simple, customized plan that fits your needs, preferences and goals.
  • 24/7 access to digital tools and dashboards that help you track your food, activity, and weight.
  • A success kit full of healthy weight management tools including fitness guides, a recipe book (with quick family meal ideas and fast-food eating tips), weight scale and more.
  • Support from weekly online group classes to learn healthy ideas from your coach and other members who share what’s helped them achieve success.

Real Appeal is a fun and engaging plan that helps you learn simple steps for a healthier life so you can spark your transformation. Learn more about this new employee benefit in this document.

* Real Appeal is available at no additional cost to employees covered under our Iowa City Community School District medical plan, their covered spouses and dependents 18 or over with a BMI of 19 and higher, subject to eligibility.