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Title:Eat Healthy - Be Active Community Workshops
Alt. Title:Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops
Pub. date: April 2012
Includes: Guidebook
Audience: Adults, Hispanic, Asian, African American, Native American
Language: English
Description:“The workshops are designed for community educators, health promoters, dietitians/nutritionists, cooperative extension agents, and others to teach to adults in a wide variety of community settings.”
Funding Source: DHHS, ODPHP
Developer: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Organization: DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Phone: 240-453-8280
Length: 6 workshop modules
Pilot Testing: Pilot tested at 10 diverse sites across the country. Summary of feedback and best practices included in the following PDF, Best Practices for Implementation (194KB).
Assessment instrument Used? Yes
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes.
Reviewers Comments: The lessons are based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. The workshops can be tailored to your audience.

For each workshop, the guide includes supply lists, preparation instructions, a detailed outline and an easy-to-follow lesson plan. General recipes are included, without nutrition information. Each workshop is approximately 1 hour long. Preparation time will vary based on the instructor and which activities are selected, but will likely be between 30-90 minutes. Corresponding handouts are included, as well as a list of other resources that can be used. Surveys are included as part of each workshop and may be used as an evaluation component.
View/download files: 
Eat Healthy - Be Active Community Workshops web page:
Complete workshop series (PDF|10.5MB):
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    Mail: 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100
Rockville, MD 20852
    Phone: (240) 453-8280
    Fax: (240) 453-8282
    Avail. in Qty: Yes
    Bulkrate:Downloadable for free

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