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Session 9. Healthy Heart

Aim: To help participants understand how food choices influence heart health.

Tools:

  • Attendance sheet
  • Chapter 9: Healthy Heart 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 (11:51): “Keeping a Healthy Heart” from A New Approach to Nutrition for Diabetes: Section A, Segment 5

The DVD covers:

  • Dean Ornish’s study using vegetarian foods and other lifestyle factors to reverse heart disease
  • LDL, HDL, and triglycerides, and how foods affect them

Lecture and Discussion (15 minutes):

  • Discuss some foods that support heart health (beans and other legumes, and oatmeal for example).
  • Discuss how fiber helps the body eliminate cholesterol.

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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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