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Developer
The American Heart Association
Year
2015
Healthy for Life 20 by 20 aims to change relationships with food and nutrition by inspiring families to make healthy food choices part of their everyday lives to improve health and wellbeing. Healthy for Life offers lesson plans that focus on engaging individuals through interactive experiences that help individuals learn easily accessible healthy habits and skills. These can include a variety of demonstrations focused around healthy cooking, shopping skills, proper nutrition and heart health awareness. The lessons are grouped into themes, which currently cover: 1. Your Wellbeing, learn your health numbers and set goals for yourself. 2. Cooking Skills & Food, practice easy, budget-friendly healthy cooking. 3. Grocery Shopping, become a fearless, smart shopper. 4. Gardening in Your Neighborhood, plant seeds for healthy eating.
Funding Source
This curriculum was funded by The Aramark Charitable Fund, a philanthropic account administered by Aramark at Vanguard Charitable.
Free Material
Yes
Evidence
  • Evaluated
Evaluation Information
The current evaluation process includes an ongoing assessment of participant knowledge, confidence and behavior changes. In 2018, participants: -On average, significantly increased their daily fruit and vegetable consumption by 1.61 servings. -On average, significantly increased their daily fruit consumption by .96 servings. -On average, significantly increased their daily vegetable consumption by .65 servings. -On average, significantly increased their daily whole grain consumption by 1/2 serving.
SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

The curriculum aligns with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAGA). The American Heart Association and PAGA guidelines for recommended amount of physical activity varies slightly. The PAGA recommends 150-300 minutes of moderate physical activity per week, or 75 - 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week (or a combination of the two). This curriculum recommends 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week.