Eat Better & Move More: A Guidebook for Community Programs

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Eat Better & Move More: A Guidebook for Community Programs

Description

This 36-page guidebook, part of the You Can! Steps to Healthier Aging Campaign, will help community organizations increase the number of older people who stay active and healthy by implementing a simple 12-week nutrition and walking program.

The guidebook addresses the following topics:

  • Setting up your program
  • Week 1:
    • Eat better for health
    • Orientation and enrollment
  • Week 2:
    • Move more for health
    • Orientation to step counters
  • Week 3:
    • 5-a-Day, fruits and vegetables
    • Set a new step goal
  • Week 4:
    • 5-a-Day with variety and color
    • Stretching and movement
  • Week 5:
    • 3-a-Day for calcium
    • Stepping up your pace
  • Week 6:
    • 3-a-Day for strong bones
    • Stepping for strong bones
  • Week 7:
    • Fiber fitness
    • Walking in all weather
  • Week 8:
    • More options for fiber
    • Keeping regular
  • Week 9:
    • Sensible portion sizes
    • Walking tall
  • Week 10:
    • Conquering portion distortion
    • Stepping to a healthy weight
  • Week 11:
    • Food guide pyramid
    • Activity at home and away
  • Week 12:
    • Celebrate success

This guide also includes two appendixes:

  • Appendix 1
    • Consent form
    • Physician’s approval form
    • Screening questionnaire
  • Appendix 2
    • Flyer
    • Participant enrollment form
    • Physical activity questionnaire
    • Nutrition and health questionnaire
    • Participant at end of program form
    • Tips for stretching and moving
    • Food guide pyramid handout
    • Weekly and general resources
    • Problem solving and overcoming barriers
    • Program evaluation: Measuring outcomes

Developer:

National Policy and Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging at Florida International University

Funding Sources:

National Policy and Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging at Florida International University

History

Release Date: 2003
Review Date: 2004
Recent Summary: June 2005
Original Summary: May 2005
Last Updated: 04/09/14

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