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MyPyramid: USDA's New Food Guidance System PowerPoint Presentation 12/17/07

This PowerPoint presentation was developed for health professionals to educate others in the nutrition field. It details the background and development of MyPyramid.

This presentation addresses the following topics:

  • History of USDA’s food guidance
  • Reasons for revising—Updating the science
  • Reasons for revising—Improving implementation
  • Dietary reference intakes
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005
  • Guiding principles—Unchanged...
Infection: Don't Pass It On, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Posters 12/17/07

This tool provides links for downloading five campaign posters that emphasize the importance of personal protective equipment and handwashing as a means to reduce the risk of infection in health care settings. These posters are intended for both clinical and general audiences. Two of the posters are also available in Spanish.

Insure Kids Now! 12/17/07

This Web site provides information about this national campaign to link the Nation’s 10 million uninsured children–from birth to age 18–to free and low-cost health insurance. It provides the following:

  • Information to help consumers learn more about health insurance for infants, children, and teens in their State
  • Questions and answers about applying for low-cost or free health insurance for children
  • Information to help spread the word to eligible families who may...
Medicines In My Home 12/17/07

Medicines In My Home is an interactive educational program about the safe and effective use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. It includes materials geared to both students and adults.

This Web site is divided into four sections:

  • Teachers’ room
    • Course description and objectives
    • Teachers’ kit
      • Classroom lesson materials
        • Medicines in my home: Information for students on using OTC medicines safely
        • Classroom lesson on safe OTC...
Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs Toolkit 12/17/07

The purpose of this toolkit is to assist State units on aging in revising and updating their nutrition-related regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines. Among the objectives of the toolkit are to provide technical assistance and guidance to the Aging Network and to identify best practices and emerging areas for planning new approaches to implementing the Older Americans Act.

The tool kit includes the following information:

  • Definitions
  • Meal service...
KidsWalk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School 12/17/07

This guide teaches communities how to organize and implement the KidsWalk-to-School program, which aims to get children to walk and bicycle to and from school in groups accompanied by adults. This gives kids a chance to be more physically active, to practice safe pedestrian skills, and to learn more about their environment. At the same time, KidsWalk-to-School encourages people to change their neighborhoods for the better, working together, to make walking a safe and enjoyable part of...

MyPyramid for Kids Classroom Materials 12/17/07

This tool provides educators with materials to help elementary school children learn the MyPyramid food guidance system. Lesson plans for teachers are available in three levels: Level 1 (grades 1-2), Level 2 (grades 3-4), and Level 3 (grades 5-6).

The following classroom materials are available for downloading in PDF format:

  • Level 1 lessons
    • Introduction
    • Lesson 1: Exploring MyPyramid for Kids
    • Lesson 2: Eat smart with MyPyramid for Kids
    • ...
The Heart Truth for Latinas: An Action Plan 12/17/07

This fact sheet, part of The Heart Truth campaign, provides steps that Latina women can take to protect their heart health.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Risk factors for heart disease
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Overweight/obesity
  • Physical inactivity
  • Diabetes
  • Questions to ask your doctor
National Diabetes Education Program 12/17/07

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is a federally-sponsored initiative that involves public and private partners to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, to promote early diagnosis, and to prevent the onset of diabetes. The NDEP’s objectives are to:

  • Increase awareness of the seriousness of diabetes, its risk factors, and strategies for preventing diabetes and its complications among at-risk groups
  • Improve understanding about diabetes and...
Walk to School in October: Getting Started 12/17/07

Communities are using the walk or bike to school as the first step to change community culture and create environments that are more inviting for everyone, young and old. This Web page provides information and materials to support local implementation of International Walk to School Month/Day in October of each year.

The campaign encourages walking or biking to school to:

  • Enhance the health of kids
  • Improve air quality and the environment
  • Create safer routes...

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