Eat Smart, Live Strong Activity Kit Aimed at Seniors

From “At the Table” (USDA Food & Nutrition Service, Mid-Atlantic Region at http://www.fns.usda.gov/cga/Contacts/FieldOffices/Pennsylvania.htm), Fall 2009:

 

FNS’ new product—Eat Amart, Live Strong Activity Kit—is designed for individuals who teach nutrition to recipients of, or those who are eligible for, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The kit aims to help older folks (60-74 age range) increase their fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity each day. Developed and tested by experts in aging, nutrition education and intervention development, the Eat Smart, Live Strong Activity Kit contains activities and resources that can be tailored and adapted to help promote key behaviors.

 

The very colorful kit contains:

  • A 23-page leader’s guide with an overview on the nutrition and physical needs of older adults, tips to help nutrition educators implement and promote Eat Smart, Live Strong, as well as suggestions for assisting older adults with physical or social challenges.
  • Four ready-to-use, flexible, skill-building sessions designed to assist nutrition educators in delivering fun, behavior-focused activities and exercises.
  • Participant resources such as a marketing flyer, handouts and participant feedback forms designed to reinforce Eat Smart, Live Strong behaviors among older adults.
  • A CD from which to print high-quality materials and handouts.

SNAP nutrition educators can order the Eat Smart, Live Strong Activity Kit from the website of SNAP-Ed Connection: http://snap.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=15&tax_level=3&tax_subject=261&topic_id=1941&level3_id=6326&level4_id=0&level5_id=0&placement_default=0. Other program providers and educators may download materials from the website.

 

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