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Session 11. Healthy Eating During Work and Travel

Aim: To help participants select healthy vegan foods while at work or traveling.

Tools:

  • Attendance sheet
  • Chapter 11: Healthy Eating During Work and Travel from Nutrition Education Curriculum DVD
  • AV equipment to show DVD
  • Extension cord
  • Large writing surface and writing tool
  • Paper/pens for group members

Welcome and Introductions:

  • Pass around attendance sheet.
  • Ask participants (one by one) to discuss their successes and challenges of the past week.

Video:

DVD (11:12): “Healthy Eating During Work, Travel, and Holidays” from A New Approach to Nutrition for Diabetes: Section A, Segment 6

The DVD covers:

  • The key to healthy eating is to plan ahead. This merits repeating!
  • “International” restaurants (e.g., Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Japanese) often have low-fat vegan choices.
  • Fast-food vegan choices will be found at Subway, Taco Bell, and other restaurants.
  • Hotels can provide microwaves and refrigerators.
  • Some healthy foods go great at work.

Lecture and Discussion: What challenges do you see coming up? How can we solve them?

Practicum, if you have time (10 minutes): Make and/or bring in to show participants some simple foods and snacks that participants can keep with them at their desks at work or while traveling.

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CURRICULUM

Overview

Basic Principles

Encouraging Discussion

Session 1. Diabetes

Session 2. Overview of the Vegan Diet

Session 3. Vegan Diet Planning

Session 4. Replacing Meat

Session 5. Dairy Alternatives

Session 6. Dining Out

Session 7. Weight Loss

Session 8. Addictive Foods/Understanding Cravings

Session 9. Healthy Heart

Session 10. Glycemic Index

Session 11. Healthy Eating During Work and Travel

Session 12. Virtual Grocery Store Tour

Session 13. Breast Cancer

Session 14. Prostate Cancer

Session 15. Favoring Fiber

Session 16. Digestive Health

Session 17. Hypertension

Session 18. Cooking Demonstration (Optional)

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