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Achieving Your Weight Loss Goals Starts with Setting Your Goals Achieving Your Weight Loss Goals Starts with Setting Your Goals

This 1-page article offers an action-oriented plan for weight loss. The article shows how to set and meet realistic long- and short-term weight loss goals, measure progress, and be accountable. Suggests specific actions to replace generic goals and create weight loss success.

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Weight Newsletter Editors Self-print
There are so many reasons to get to a healthy weight There are so many reasons to get to a healthy weight

PSA in PDF format to forward to newsletter editors. Designed to encourage people to start and stick to a weight loss plan.

 
Weight Newsletter Editors Media Tools
Be smoke free. For yourself. For your family. Be smoke free. For yourself. For your family.

PSA in PDF format to forward to newsletter editors. Encourages parents and caregivers to not smoke or stop smoking for the health of themselves and their family members.

 
Tobacco Cessation Newsletter Editors Media Tools
Tucson Indian Center Native Youth Coalition Make a Difference, AZ Tucson Indian Center Native Youth Coalition Make a Difference, AZ

A public service announcement of Native youth talking about how they are pledging to never start smoking. They describe activities they enjoy such as sports and playing music.

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(Running time: 3:23) 
Tobacco Cessation Program Staff
Youth
Youth Educators
Video
Gestational Diabetes - How to Have a Healthy Baby Gestational Diabetes - How to Have a Healthy Baby

24-page basic booklet that defines gestational diabetes, and how to stay healthy if you have it. It also talks about the risk for developing diabetes after giving birth, and how to lower the risk for diabetes. Easy to read. 
Pregnancy Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Booklet/Brochure
Active play feels great! Active play feels great!

Full-color poster in PDF format features a boy holding a basketball. Parents learn that children need about 2 hours of active play each day. Best if printed on a color printer, letter size.

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Physical Activity/Exercise
Weight
Youth Educators Self-print
Household Circuit Activity Program Household Circuit Activity Program

Household Circuit Activity Program describes how individuals can increase daily physical activity at home by combining a number of household and or yard chores in a defined period of time or circuit.

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Physical Activity/Exercise Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Video
How To Get Started Walking How To Get Started Walking

Print this easy-to-read 2-page tip sheet that encourages clients to start walking for exercise.

Options:
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  • Self-print
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Physical Activity/Exercise Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
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Tear-off Pad
How To Walk Farther and Faster How To Walk Farther and Faster

Print this easy-to-read 2-page tip sheet that gives clients ideas on how to walk farther and faster.

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Physical Activity/Exercise Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
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Tear-off Pad
The Secrets to Getting Fit at Any Age The Secrets to Getting Fit at Any Age

This 6-page article features members of the White Mountain Apache and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, who are middle-aged and older telling why they started to get fit and how they continue their fit lifestyles. Readers cannot help but be motivated, especially by the photo of 74-year-old Paschal Johnson lifting 300 pounds!

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Physical Activity/Exercise Elders
Patients/Clients
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Can you taste the LOVE? Bringing Healthy Dishes to Gatherings Shows You Care Can you taste the LOVE? Bringing Healthy Dishes to Gatherings Shows You Care

A 3-page article about how to eat healthy at gatherings. Josephine remembers a gathering when someone brought a salad garnished with cholla (cactus) buds. "It was just a regular green salad with cholla buds," she says and she loved it. The cholla buds are proof. You can put love in the food, have people really enjoy the dish and have it be good for them. For your next gathering: Transform comfort foods with great ideas for using healthier traditional foods.

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Nutrition Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
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Fast Food Plan That Works! Fast Food Plan That Works!

2-page article about how Grace Goad (Timbisha Shoshone) changed her fast food eating habits to reach two goals: to live as long as her mother - 105 years, and to be able to easily bend down and put on her socks. Options for healthy eating away from home are offered for several fast food restaurant menus.

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Nutrition
Weight
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
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Food Insecurity Assessment Tool and Resource List Food Insecurity Assessment Tool and Resource List

2-page tool to find out if your patients/clients have food insecurity and give them contact information of community food resources. Provides two questions for health care providers/program staff to ask that screen for food insecurity. Second page can be filled out with community food resource information, and given to patients/clients or set out in gathering places.

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Nutrition Health Care Professionals
Program Staff
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From Crazy to Control From Crazy to Control

4-page article about Raquel Yepez (Western Shoshone) who calls her former eating style "crazy eating." Raquel tells how family stress caused her to overeat and how a tribal weight loss challenge helped her start losing weight. Written by Raquel, this article lists six steps she practices daily to stay at a healthy weight.

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Nutrition
Physical Activity/Exercise
Weight
Patients/Clients Self-print
Hidden Fats Hidden Fats

Easy-to-read 1-page education tool shows common foods and drinks alongside multiple teaspoons illustrating amounts of fats. Help your clients understand where many of their diets fats may be coming from, and start making changes to reduce blood sugar levels and lose weight.

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Nutrition
Weight
Health Care Professionals
Program Staff
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Tear-off Pad
Hidden Sugars Hidden Sugars

1-page education tool shows common foods and drinks alongside multiple sugar cubes illustrating amounts of sugars. Help your clients understand where many of their diets sugars may be coming from, and start making changes to reduce blood sugar levels and lose weight.

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  • Self-print
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Nutrition
Weight
Health Care Professionals
Program Staff
Self-print
Tear-off Pad
Hidden Sugars and Fats Hidden Sugars and Fats

1-page education tool shows common foods and drinks alongside multiple sugar cubes and teaspoons illustrating amounts of sugars and fats. Help your clients understand where many of their diets sugars and fats may be coming from, and start making changes to reduce blood sugar levels and lose weight.

Options:
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  • Self-print
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Nutrition
Weight
Health Care Professionals
Program Staff
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Tear-off Pad
How to Survive the Miles and the Temptations How to Survive the Miles and the Temptations

2-page article about two Native women who share tips on how they help their families eat healthy while traveling to relatives tribes powwows and rodeos. One has diabetes and the other does not. They suggest packing coolers of healthy foods to help resist convenience store temptations.

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Nutrition Patients/Clients Self-print
My Native Plate - Updated My Native Plate - Updated

This nutrition education tool uses a plate as a guide to show balanced meals with reasonable portion sizes. The front features a sample meal with traditional foods. The back shows 3 more sample meals and tips to add variety to meals and snacks.

Options:
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    Placemat-sized (12 x 16)
  • Full color version: Self-print using 8½ x 11 paper
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  • Ink-friendly version: Self-print using 8½ x 11 paper (best option for black and white printers)
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Nutrition Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
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Tear-off Pad
Ten Doable Ways You Can Enjoy Meals on Special Days Ten Doable Ways You Can Enjoy Meals on Special Days

"1-page educational tool that helps clients find ways to enjoy powwows, feast days, graduations, and other celebrations while maintaining their healthy eating goals. Easy-to-use checklist offers tips to avoid nutritional traps like fatty treats, hidden calories and other temptations, and how to get right back on track the next day. Clients check off what they can do, then share their accomplishments with their health care provider.

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Nutrition
Weight
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
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The Bigger-Than-Life Portion The Bigger-Than-Life Portion

3-page article about how Perry Dyea (Laguna-Kawaika) controls food portions. Once while dining out, he ordered a small, 4-ounce steak with no visible fat. He ate only half the potatoes and was well on his way to wrapping up his sensible meal when the Bigger-Than-Life-Portion of cake arrived with a thud. What did Perry do? What would you do? Hint: You can eat out and not overeat!

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Nutrition Patients/Clients Self-print
Whole Wheat Fry Bread Whole Wheat Fry Bread

1-page tool offers an easy-to-follow recipe for healthier whole wheat fry bread. Includes calories and fat grams. Photo of fry bread pieces illustrates what a portion size should be.

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Nutrition Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
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Being a Better Man Being a Better Man

This 1-page article features the story of Eldrid Martinez (Tohono O'odham), who used to put substance use above taking care of his diabetes. He decided to change his life, gave up substances, and started taking care of himself and his family members. He is learning traditional and spiritual ways. He knows there is a lot more he can do, but is committed to continually becoming a better man.

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Men's Health Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
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Fitness, Feelings & Family Fitness, Feelings & Family

2-page article explores fitness trainer DeWayne Ungers (Siletz) life as an urban Indian, and how he is raising his three children in ways that are different from his own upbringing, while still instilling in them an appreciation for their Native heritage.

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Men's Health
Physical Activity/Exercise
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
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Men's Health Poster - It's what I do: Create Men's Health Poster - It's what I do: Create

This full-color poster features Abe Bouscher, a Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians member, with the words create, hunt, gather, fish, and move. Downloadable for color printing on legal size paper.

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Men's Health Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
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