Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Supporter Network: Announcing Community Workshop Series

Note:   The following information was forwarded to the J&J Community Health Care Program by Dave Law, Executive Director at Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation. To view the full article and all downloads please go to http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/?source=govdelivery

Based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops are designed for community educators, health promoters, dietitians/nutritionists, cooperative extension agents, and others to teach to adults in a wide variety of community settings.
Each 1-hour workshop includes a lesson plan, learning objectives, talking points, hands-on activities, and handouts. The six workshops, listed below, are now available for download:
  1. Enjoy Healthy Food That Tastes Great
  2. Quick, Healthy Meals and Snacks
  3. Eating Healthy on a Budget
  4. Top Tips for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off
  5. Making Healthy Eating Part of Your Total Lifestyle
  6. Physical Activity Is the Key to Living Well
Developed using health literacy principles, the workshops were pilot tested at 10 sites across the United States, including with cooperative extension programs, worksite wellness programs, Head Start parents, and community groups. Pilot testing evaluations indicated that many participants made positive behavior changes in their nutrition choices and increased their physical activity levels after attending the workshops.
An evaluation form is included at the end of each workshop so that you can gather feedback from participants.
Teach the Community Workshops in your community!