The group catapulted to success. It grew from a kitchen table in Milwaukee to 2,500 members across the Midwest by 1952, expanded into Canada, by the mid-1960s, TOPS was contributing to medical research centered around obesity; launched retreats in the ‘70s, published a Food Exchange system in the ‘80s, and all along the way, membership kept on growing. Today, TOPS has an online program for people who might prefer that model or who live too far to attend in-person chapter meetings.
TOPS remains that same organization it started as: All about support, accountability, lasting friendships and connections, and plentiful resources – today the group offers recipes, TOPS Talks, featuring the latest from the health and inspirational community, meal planning ideas, workouts, chapter resources and more.
TOPS members, participate in our 75th anniversary challenge here.