Healthy Eating and Activity Guide: Tips for Eating Healthy Foods
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Activity + Eating for Adults: A Healthier You

Learn how small changes can lead to big results over time.

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About Activity + Eating for Adults

Relevant for someone just starting out or maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Offers action steps to make balanced food choices from MyPlate food groups and add physical activity into daily routines. Eight-page, self-instructional nutrition booklet.

Available in English and Spanish.

The booklet uses a behavior change model that helps users translate health recommendations into small, realistic changes to improve health. Aligns to USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. 

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The booklet is based on the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, reflected in the MyPlate icon.

It includes information about:

  • Shopping tips for preparing balanced meals with foods from all five food groups
  • Appropriate portion sizes
  • Label reading
  • Food diary
  • Tips for getting more daily physical activity

Users create specific eating and physical activity goals for themselves.

Order Free Materials
If you work in California in any of these nutrition education roles, you may order free nutrition education booklets.
  • Physician
  • Health educator
  • Registered dietitian
  • Nurse/nurse practitioner
  • Workplace wellness coordinator
  • Nutrition educator
If you live outside California, you may order the materials at a reasonable cost.

Booklet Uses

Our booklets are self-instructional and work in a variety of nutrition education settings:

  • one-on-one instruction or counseling
  • group classes
  • resource library

They are used in outpatient services, senior centers, workplace wellness programs, college health centers, weight management programs and more…

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The booklet uses a behavior change model  that helps users translate health recommendations
into small, yet “doable” changes to improve health. More information on the booklet evaluation can be found here.

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