6 Lesson Heart Health Program

USD$ 99.00

SKU: 7-242
UPC: 689407958147

Product Description

6 Lesson Heart Health Program

This program includes the recent updates from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults.

Patients who are at risk for heart disease often have high blood pressure and high cholesterol plus other health risk factors like obesity or diabetes. This 6 step program takes a "whole heart approach" to provide lessons on a heart healthy eating program that works for everything: blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, syndrome X and diabetes. It is easy to learn for all populations and is taught in English and Spanish. It is evidence-based and uses the cut points provided by the National Cholesterol Education Program with notes from the American Diabetes Association on their new standards of care for blood pressure for individuals with diabetes.

Learning Objectives and Benefits:

The 6 Lesson Heart Education Kit is a comprehensive collection of heart health education materials that will help you teach lessons about heart health. After all, heart health involves a lot more than switching from omelets to egg whites. Setting up habits that help the heart involves reducing daily doses of sodium, fat, cholesterol, and saturated fat. It also means eating more fiber and other foods that are key parts of the DASH diet. Plus, crafting a heart-healthy lifestyle relies on balancing energy intake and output, which usually calls for a total lifestyle reboot for most consumers. Our best materials will help you guide your clients through this process in a systematic manner that is "just what they need to know" and "fun to learn."

A pre and post test will ensure they learned everything they need to know!

6 Lessons on CD: PDF handouts with leader's guide AND PowerPoint shows with speaker's notes:
  1. Blood Pressure 101:
  • what is blood pressure?
  • why is high blood pressure bad for you?
  • 3 steps to lower blood pressure: eat less sodium, eat more fruits and vegetables, reduce your weight
  • play the stoplight game - guess which foods lower and raise bloood pressure
  • (EVIDENCE and stastics resources for leader)
  • Cholesterol 101:
  • what is cholesterol
  • why is high cholesterol bad for you
  • 3 steps to lower cholesterol: eat less saturated fat/cholesterol and trans fat, eat more fiber, reduce your weight
  • play the stop light game - guess which foods lower it and raise it
  • (EVIDENCE and statistics resources for leader)
  • includes updates from 2013 Cardiovascular Risk Management from AHA and ACC
  • DASH Diet How-To:
  • meet the DASH Diet Studies,
  • why Does DASH Work,
  • DASH Menu Ideas
  • rewrite this menu game
  • (EVIDENCE resources for leader)
  • Weight Management and Physical Activity:
  • how is weight gained or lost
  • it's all about high fiber choices
  • it's all about portion control
  • change this portion game
  • (EVIDENCE resources for leader)
  • Heart Healthy Cooking and Meal Assembly:
  • easy substitutions for favorite recipes to lower fat and sodium and increase fiber
  • healthy plate instructions and meal makeover examples
  • quick and healthy meal photo show (will include ethnic/minority and food desert ideas)
  • quick meal handouts
  • cooking demo ideas for leader
  • Fast Food Cheat Sheet:
  • fat in food
  • sugar in beverages
  • sodium content for foods that sound healthy
  • how to eat out in a fast food restaurant and keep your heart healthy
  • makeovers using better choices and portion control
  • game to "make this meal better"

This program contains a CD with:

  • A leader guide PDF that lists the most important need to know information about each topic plus a sequence of activities to teach it along with copies of the handouts.
  • 6 PowerPoint shows PPT with the basic lessons in a very visual format with photos and high-quality illustrations. PLUS a fun quiz at the end of each show. Reinforce your lessons with a game.
  • Handouts that are very easy to understand (PDF)
  • Plus free digital download after checkout.

Ground-breaking strategies to engage your audience:

  • Detailed speaker's notes help you present your lesson with professionalism. This is turnkey, just for you.
  • Our talented artists ensure the best design that competes with industry advertising.
  • Our rich illustrations and graphics stand out from the pack.
  • Handouts help your clients remember your most important lesson
  • Messages are positive and easily understood.

Held-nothing-back research and message integrity:

  • We do not have to add processed foods to our visuals because we are not supported by big industry advertising.
  • Unbiased, evidence-based information is always at the heart of our materials.
  • Food and Health Communications, Inc. is a proud National Strategic Partner for MyPlate.
  • Food and Health Communications, Inc. has been publishing food and nutrition news for 20 years so you get the expertise of many editors poured into this collection of materials.
Update guarantee - if we update our materials you can download the update for free or purchase the physical copy for half price.

    Target population: In English for general audiences, ages 12 - 100. Spanish translation available for additional fee upon request.


    • CD with
      • 6 PowerPoint Shows with speaker's notes. Each show is from 30 to 70 slides.
      • 54 page book with leader guide and handouts in PDF

    Table of contents for 54 page PDF book:

    Getting Started Guide
    Heart Health Quiz

    Blood Pressure
    Leader Guide

    • Meet Blood Pressure
    • Blood Pressure 101
    • Tests, Treatment, Prevention
    • Lower BP in 3 Steps
    • Play the Stoplight Game

    Leader Guide

    • Meet Cholesterol
    • Risks and Dangers
    • Lower in 3 Steps
    • Play the Stoplight Game

    Leader Guide

    • Make the DASH
    • Why Does DASH Work?
    • DASH Menu Ideas
    • Rewrite the Menu

    Leader Guide

    • Consume Fewer Calories
    • Exercise and Move More
    • Fiber Is The Key
    • Scale Down Your Portions
    • Change This Portion

    Healthful Cooking
    Leader Guide

    • Make A Healthful Plate
    • Meal Makeovers
    • Substitute Your Way
    • Microwave Oatmeal Recipe
    • Green Soup Recipe
    • Spinach Orange Salad

    Fast Food
    Leader Guide Handouts:

    • How Much Fat is in That?
    • How Much Sugar is in That?
    • How Much Salt is in That?
    • Avoid 6 Dining Out Dangers
    • Meal Makeovers
    • Make the Meal Better


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