Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 and 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans: Be Active, Healthy, and Happy: Be Active, Healthy, and Happy
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The workshops and corresponding materials are suitable for all groups of adults,including busy people with limited time and those with low health literacy. Healthliteracy is the degree to which people have the capacity to find, understand, and useMoreThe workshops and corresponding materials are suitable for all groups of adults, including busy people with limited time and those with low health literacy. Health literacy is the degree to which people have the capacity to find, understand, and use basic health information. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is committed to making the information from the Dietary Guidelines and Physical Activity Guidelines accessible to the majority of the U.S. adult population. The corresponding Eat Healthy Your Way handouts, included in the workshop series, were specifically developed and tested to provide information to help people of varying literacy levels make appropriate health and food selection decisions. In addition, the workshop series includes other handouts suitable for broader audiences, video vignettes, live demonstrations, and a list of helpful resources.This information is packaged in six easy to conduct, interactive workshops. Each workshop contains learning objectives, icebreaker activities, talking points, instructions for stretch breaks, and hands-on learning activities, and provides opportunities to implement new practices that will lead to lasting lifestyle changes. The series includes:1 Enjoy Healthy Food That Tastes Great2 Quick, Healthy Meals and Snacks3 Eating Healthy on a Budget4 Tips for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off5 Making Healthy Eating Part of Your Total Lifestyle6 Physical Activity Is Key to Living WellOptimally, the workshops can be offered in full as a series of six, or you can select the particular workshop(s) that would best fit the needs of your audience. For example, consider sharing “Tips for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off” with a group fitness class or offering “Enjoy Healthy Food That Tastes Great” to an existing community cooking class.