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Health Education Lending Library

Florida Department of Health in Nassau County Community Health Education

This electronic "train the trainer" health education lending library provides you with the tools you or your organization needs to get started teaching your own health education programs and classes.

The Community Health Education Program works to improve the health and quality of life for Nassau County's residents by training local agencies, worksites, and other community organizations to host their own health education classes, seminars, and programs. This electronic “train the trainer” health education lending library provides you with the tools you need to get started. Topics that are now available include: healthy cooking, health savvy shopper, diabetes, colorectal cancer prevention, walking with ease and arthritis. See information below for more detailed information. If you are interested in using these classes and programs, please contact the Community Health Education Program Office (904) 875-6111.

Critical to the success of these efforts are partnerships with state and local health and education agencies, voluntary associations, faith-based settings, and other organizations. Together, the Department of Health and its partners are working to create a healthy Florida.


Healthy Cooking Classes

Length of classes: Four 2-hour classes
Description: This four part series includes hands-on cooking classes and nutrition lessons for those interested in learning about proper food safety & food handling, healthy food ingredients, and delicious recipe modifications that you can share with your family. The class is divided into cooking groups and the entire class comes together to sample the meal together. Participants are encouraged to share their own healthy cooking tips, lessons learned, and fun menu ideas. ***Please note that the price of food ingredients typically costs $50 for one person over the course of the four classes.
Tool Kit Includes:

  • Advertisement for classes

  • Healthy cooking class outline

  • 4 weeks of healthy cooking menus(includes main entree, side and desert), includes healthy recipe modifications

  • Proper food safety and food handling guidelines

  • At least four nutrition topic hand-outs

  • One Pre and post-test regarding food safety

 

Healthy Savvy Shopper Classes

Length of classes: Two 2-hour classes
Description: This two part healthy shopper series includes one day in the classroom and then a second day on a guided tour in the grocery store. This class is geared towards those who are interested in learning about good nutrition, reading food labels and choosing the healthiest options within a budget.
Tool Kit Includes:

  • Advertisement for healthy savvy shopper classes

  • Healthy savvy shopper class outline

  • Instructions for instructor to organize and lead grocery shopping tour

Diabetes Classes

Length of classes: Four 2 hour classes
Description: This four-part series equips an instructor to facilitate an interactive class discussion on diabetes self-management by using colorful road map poster. Topics include myths about diabetes, healthy meal planning/carbohydrate counting, hypo/hyperglycemia, A1C/blood glucose monitoring and complications of diabetes.
Tool-kit Includes:

  • Advertisement for diabetes classes

  • Diabetes Conversation Maps (one for each week)

  • One Pre-test and post-test for each week

  • Diabetes information hand-outs to support class discussions

 

Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Screening Seminar

Length of Seminar: One class (1.5 hours duration)
Description: This class includes a 45 minutes Power Point presentation on colorectal cancer prevention and screening. Participants will learn the lifestyle & risk factors associated with colorectal cancer, as well as prevention and screening.
Tool Kit Includes:

  • Power Point presentation (includes detailed notes for presenter)

  • Pre and post test

  • One large tri-fold presentation board, brochures and nutrition fact hand-outs pertaining to colorectal cancer prevention

Walk With Ease Walking Program

Length of Program: Self-management walking program designed for 6 weeks.
Description: This six week program, which was developed by the Arthritis Foundation, is excellent for any fitness level. This evidence based tool-kit has everything you need inside one book, which serves as your guide to walking for better health, improved fitness and less pain. This program is suitable for most anyone who is interested in incorporating walking into their routine. ***Twelve tool-kits are available for loan at one time over the course of six weeks.
Tool Kit Includes:

  • Walk With Ease Workbook (plan to make photocopies of workbook pages)

  • Tally Sheet of participants (all people who signed out workbooks)

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Length of Program: Self-management exercise program designed for 6 weeks
Description: With more than 600,000 copies sold, this program was recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and the Arthritis Society. The Arthritis toolkit contains information and tips that help many people with arthritis live happier, healthier, more comfortable lives. This program is suitable for most anyone who is interested in incorporating walking into their routine. ***One Spanish and eight English tool-kits are available for loan at one time over the course of six weeks.

Tool Kit Includes:

  • The Arthritis Helpbook

  • One Relaxation CD: Time for Healing and Relaxation for Mind and Body

  • Two Exercise CDS: Low to moderate strengthening, stretching, and endurance exercises

  • Tally Sheet of participants (all people who signed out workbooks)