My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Rural Young Women


My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Rural Young Women


This booklet shows young women living in rural areas how to build a healthy body, inside and out. It provides a self-assessment on their current eating habits and physical activity and offers facts and tools that can help them improve their health.

Included in the booklet:

  • Getting started
    • Questions to answer: Physical activity
    • Questions to answer: Healthy eating
  • Talking with my health care team
    • My questions about healthy eating and physical activity
    • Sample questions to ask
    • My health care visit: Advice
  • Physical activity: Tools & tips
    • Physical activity: Many kinds, many benefits
    • Physical activity: Try this!
    • Safety tips
    • Food groups: Making healthy food choices
  • Healthy eating: Tools & tips
    • Tips: Vary what you eat for a healthy diet
    • Key nutrients for young women
    • Tips: For healthy meals and snacks
    • Shop! Cook! Have Fun!
    • Using the nutrition facts label
    • Hints for reaching your bright future
  • Setting my goals
    • Ideas: Goals I might set
    • Setting goals: Sample format setting my goals
    • My food and activity journal


Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy

Funding Sources:

Health Resources and Services Administration; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Release Date: 2008
Original Summary: April 2011
Last Updated: 06/13/12

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