This report provides recommendations, strategies, and action steps for implementation by policymakers and others to help combat and prevent obesity. It identifies strategies that individually have the greatest potential reach and impact on preventing obesity, based on research evidence and the current level of progress in each area. For each strategy, the report also suggests a set of actions that are likely to make a positive contribution to that strategy's achievement based on research...
The Road to Health Toolkit is designed for African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos at risk for type 2 diabetes. This toolkit provides community health workers, nurses, health educators, and dietitians with interactive tools that can be used to counsel and motivate those at high risk for type 2 diabetes. These tools will help reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes by encouraging healthy eating, increased physical activity, and moderate weight loss for those who are overweight.
This sourcebook serves as an instruction manual for training community health workers and as a reference and a resource for community health workers working with community members in preventing heart disease and stroke. The sourcebook contains a variety of handouts, which are appropriate for community health workers to use as tip sheets and to give to community members as aids for understanding and living with heart disease and stroke disability.
The sourcebook is divided into the...
This smartphone application (app), part of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Healthier Life Steps ™ initiative, encourages adult patients to work with their physicians to maintain a healthy weight, eat better, and increase physical activity. The app also calculates a user’s body mass index (BMI) score and provides a mechanism to view progress reports and e-mail them to their physician.
Key features allow users to:
- Establish a weight goal
- Establish daily...
The SuperTracker helps consumers get a personalized nutrition and physical activity plan, track their foods and physical activities to see how they stack up, and get tips and support to help them make healthier choices and plan ahead.
The SuperTracker includes the following features:
- Food-a-Pedia: Look up nutrition info for more than 8,000 foods and compare foods side by side
- Food Tracker: Track the foods you eat and compare to your nutrition targets...
BodyWorks is a program designed to help parents and caregivers of adolescents improve family eating and activity habits. The program focuses on parents as role models and provides them with hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight.
The BodyWorks program uses a train-the-trainer model to distribute the toolkit through community-based organizations, state health agencies, nonprofit organizations, health clinics,...
This guide, for adults 50 and older, describes the benefits of exercise and physical activity. It shows how to set exercise goals and stick to them. It also includes sample exercises for endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility and a list of resources.
The guide is organized into the following sections:
- Chapter 1: Get ready
- Chapter 2: Get set
- Chapter 3: Go!
- Chapter 4: Sample exercises
- Chapter 5: How am I doing?...
The SNAP-Ed Connection is a dynamic online resource center for State and local SNAP-Ed Providers. It provides information on valuable training and continuing education resources for educators and facilitates access to educational materials developed specifically for SNAP participants and eligibles.
This section of the SNAP-Ed Connection Resource Library contains materials that can be downloaded and printed to help provide quality nutrition education for low-income audiences....
This free, mobile health program delivers personalized text messages to help individuals understand their risk for type 2 diabetes and become more informed about the steps they can take to lead healthy lives. Individuals who sign up for txt4health will receive text messages each week with timely, relevant information to help them improve and manage their health.
Types of messages include the following:
- Risk profile
- Connection to local resources
This online assessment tool can help consumers learn the state of their heart and what they can do to live a better life. The tool uses information such as blood pressure, smoking status, diet, and physical activity to determine the user’s current heart score. It also provides a customized action plan to help users improve their score and reach their ideal cardiovascular health.