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For Community Health Workers

Not all fats are unhealthy!

The proverb “Give a dog a bad name” can be applied to fats. It is extensively known that fats are prejudicial for human but be careful! Not all fats are that bad! Bodies produce cholesterol naturally but foods can lower or higher its amounts. Cholesterol is transported throughout
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How to read the nutrition facts labels

Nutrition facts labels are very important to know the calories, nutrients, fats, and carbohydrates that we consume when we eat. It is necessary to know how to read and interpret the information displayed in these labels. When we learn to read these labels, we are going to be
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The DASH Eating Plan

Lowering your blood pressure with DASH.  The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) is an eating plan developed by scientists supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The research demonstrated that lowering the consumption of saturated fat and
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Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) Resources

Promoting dental awareness. The Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) is an organization that strives to promote dental and oral health in the Hispanic community. Aware of the rapidly growing population within the Hispanic community, one of their major objectives is to promote oral
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“Your Heart, Your Life” Manual

This manual is a resource for community health workers to educate consumers about good heart health. Community health workers (promotores) play a key role in promoting healthy lifestyles in Latino communities. The Your Heart, Your Life manual provides important information on
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American Dental Association (ADA) Resources

Free educational materials available for download. The American Dental Association (ADA) is the largest and oldest national dental association in the world. Composed of dental professionals committed to the public’s oral health, their mission is to lead a “unified profession
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Steps Forward Curriculum

A curriculum that focuses on healthy food choices and preparation, chronic disease risk, community health, and participant advocacy. According to the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, this curriculum is an adaptation of the National Institutes of Health
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SONRISA: A Curriculum Toolbox

Find out how you can use this curriculum as a tool in addressing mental health and diabetes. The SONRISA curriculum was designed to train promotores on how to address the prevention and management of depression together with the prevention and management of diabetes. Noticing the
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Healthy Kids Worksheet

The worksheet is a fun-filled way to engage school-aged children in discussions about healthy eating habits This resource is made available by the Children’s Health Fund’s. This issue highlights eating breakfast, drinking less soda, eating fruits and vegetables,
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Low-Fat Milk Education Handout

National Dairy Council provides many educational materials that can be used for educational purposes. The NDC states, “Current consumption data finds that Americans are not getting enough calcium, critical for building strong bones and preventing osteoporosis.” For
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