Minority Health – Eating Smart and Being Active
The minority health project was created to address health disparities (gaps) in racial/ethnic minorities, Native Americans, refugees, and newly-arrived immigrant persons. For over 10 years Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department has worked to address access to care gaps for minority persons living in our service area.
For our minority health project 2015-2017, we are focusing on decreasing the prevalence of obesity among racial and ethnic minorities in Cuming, Madison and Stanton Counties. Reducing obesity aligns with ELVPHD’s Community Health Improvement Plan Priority 1 (Obesity). To help reduce obesity and encourage minority individuals to live a healthier lifestyle, the following classes are available:
Eating Smart and Being Active classes: The evidence-based Eating Smart and Being Active classes are taught in a group setting or by home visitation depending upon the needs of the client(s). These classes are FREE, open to all minority individuals are taught in English or Spanish. The classes are an 8 session series and include the following lessons:
- Get Moving!
- Plan, Shop, $ave
- Fruits & Veggies: Half your Plate
- Make Half your Grains Whole
- Build Strong Bones
- Go Lean with Protein
- Make a Change
- Celebrate! Eat Smart and Be Active
Through this class series, we help participants make the following healthy lifestyle changes:
- Increase knowledge and improve perceptions about healthy eating and nutrition.
- Increase knowledge and improve perceptions about increasing physical activity.
- Improve healthy food and beverage intake.
- Increase physical activity levels.
- Reduce weight among those whose body mass index indicates that they are overweight or obese.
We welcome minority individuals, community agencies, schools, and businesses to be part of this project to reduce obesity. To enroll in the classes or to learn more, please call 402-529-2233.
The minority health project is funded by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity.
Previous minority health project evaluation reports:
Minority Health Evaluation Report 2013-2014.pdf
Minority Health Evaluation Report 2013-2015