NUTRITION & WELLNESS EDUCATION

section-imgComprando Rico y Sano is a national initiative developed by The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Institute for Hispanic Health and supported by Walmart Foundation and General Mills, Inc. The program promotes health-conscious shopping, smart food choices, and cost-saving strategies in the Latino community. Under this program, promotores de salud (community health workers) conduct charlas and grocery store tours to promote health-conscious lifestyle changes while educating about the availability and affordability of healthy foods. Additionally, the program assists eligible Latinos enroll into Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Familias Saludables is a family-centered nutrition and fitness program modeled after the award winning, evidence-based Family Fitness Program developed by Penn State and supported by The Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® initiative of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. Familias Saludable is designed to engage the entire family by providing health and nutrition classes as well as weekly opportunities for regular physical activities for the entire family.

Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) is a national diabetes initiative developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and administered by TMF Health Quality Institute. The Everyone with Diabetes Counts program at LCDA provides FREE Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) classes to teach participants about, and assist them with, setting goals for proper nutrition, physical activity, regular check-ups, glucose monitoring and consistent medication use.

Tomando Control de su Salud is an evidence-based chronic disease self management education program developed by Stanford University and administered by the Aging Services Division of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Tomando Control de su Salud workshops are offered throughout the year to teach participants with chronic conditions learn how to manage their health and improve quality of life. Additionally, the program assists eligible Latino seniors enroll in the Oklahoma Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) administered by the DHS Aging Services.

Contact:

Reniery España, PhD, MSc
Nutrition and Wellness Education Coordinator
e-mail: wecare@latinoagencyokc.org
(405) 236-0701 Ext: 157

Jennifer Yeaman, RN-BSN
Director of Health Programs
e-mail: j.yeaman@latinoagencyokc.org
(405) 236-0701 Ext: 138

Links:
www.choosemyplate.gov
www.nutrition.gov
www.diabetes.org
www.heart.org

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420 SW 10th
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
Phone: 405.236.0701
Fax: 405.236.0737