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Title:Small Steps to Health and Wealth
Pub. date: 2006
Edition: 1st
Includes: Book, workbook
Audience: Nutrition Educators, Adults
Language: English
Description:Small Steps to Health and Wealth, explores 20 similarities between health and wealth issues; reviews common obstacles to change; helps the reader set personal goals; and provides 25 strategies that can be used to modify behaviors to accomplish those goals.
Funding Source: NRAES Cooperative Extension
Developer: Barbara O'Neill, Karen Ensle
Organization: Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension
Length: 132 pages total with 44 worksheets and 16 tables
Use Restrictions: May not copy.
Reviewers Comments: This book explores the similarities between health and wealth issues, and provides positive behavior change strategies that can be made to impact both issues. The book is designed to motivate young- and middle-aged adults to take action to improve their health and financial status. It is co-written by a registered dietitian and a certified financial planner.

Each of the twenty-five behavior changing strategies provided are described in detail and include several action steps. Many include a worksheet (or worksheets) and/or tables to help readers further understand and fully embrace the strategy. Strategies include varied approaches such as tracking your current behavior, committing to make a change, and controlling your environment. There are many suggestions for how a reader can personalize each strategy and make it his or her own.

Because of the difficult concepts, language and graphs used in this book, it is not recommended for low literacy levels. The book may be best used as a tool for nutrition educators, who can then interpret and translate the information to participants. Since the authors recommend adopting no more than three to four strategies, educators can work with participants to select and take on the strategies that will work best for them.

The end of the book contains numerous resources and references for more information on health and wealth. This book is a unique resource that can benefit educators and in multiple capacities and can help participants make positive changes in their lives.

Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Natural Resource, agricultural, and Engineering Service Cooperatice Extension
    Mail: PO Box 4557
Ithaca, NY 14852-4557
    Fax: Fax: (607) 254-8770
    Order URL:Web Address
    Cost: 18.00 per book
    Avail. in Qty: Yes
    Bulkrate:20% of 10-49 books, 30% off 50-99 books, 40% off 100+ books

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