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Health Education Programs and Classes Available

Way To Go Kids! (Child weight management program) 
An evidenced-based nutrition and fitness program designed specifically for Registered Dietitians and Health Educators to teach overweight and underactive kids ages 9-14 years old. Way To Go Kids! teaches kids and their families the skills needed to develop a healthy lifestyle and make better choices. Way To Go Kids! provides a unique approach to help kids build lifelong healthy attitudes towards food and physical activity. This six-week program provides education on nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle changes. Topics include: healthy weight, self-esteem and attitude, inactivity, and family lifestyle. Children will be motivated to get moving and take a healthier path for a happier life.

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:



MOVE! (Adult weight management program)
A national weight management program designed by the Veterans Affairs National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention to help veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health.  This eight-week program provides guidance on nutrition and physical activity and is tailored to meet the individual needs of each participant.  Members set their own pace through goal setting and a stepped level approach.  This successful program emphasizes behavioral and lifestyle changes.

Read about a USFHP member who participated in the MOVE! Program with
success in Patriot Life

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:


Freshstart® (American Cancer Society Fresh Start Program)
A group tobacco cessation program that includes four sessions and features a step-by-step plan for quitting smoking.  Each session is designed to help smokers gain control over their behavior. The clinic format encourages participants to work on the process and problems of quitting both individually and as part of a group. 

Want to kick the habit? Read this story in Patriot Life about the USFHP member who quit smoking with the help of a smoking cessation program and a health coach.

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:


"Better Choices for a Healthy Me" (Chronic Condition Self-Management Program)

This six-week program is tailored for individuals with various chronic health problems.
Topics covered include:

  1. Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  2. Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  3. Appropriate use of medications
  4. Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals about  your health problem
  5. Nutrition
  6. How to evaluate new treatments  

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:


Diabetes Conversation Mapping Program
This four-week course is designed to engage small groups of people with diabetes in an open discussion about their condition. The program will provide basic diabetes education. Participants will learn how to eat healthy, control their blood sugars, take their medication and live a healthy life. Each session is designed to be fun, interactive, and full of learning.

Our members can choose from programs and classes to help manage their diabetes. Learn more about one USFHP member in this issue of Patriot Life.

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:


Childrens Asthma Education Program
This two-hour class teaches children ages 7-12 years old how to manage their asthma. The children will learn how to identify and avoid asthma triggers, know when to tell an adult they are having an asthma attack, and learn how to use a Peak Flow Meter and a Spacer. They will also learn about asthma medications, how to use the “Asthma Control Test, and develop their own action plan.  

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:


Heart to Heart
This two-day, 90 minute class is designed to educate about heart disease, stroke and its related health conditions. The program will address behavior changes and lifestyle management skills. Participants will learn how to manage their risk factors and live a heart healthy life.

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:



The Basics of COPD
This one-day, two hour class is designed to teach participants about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) its definition and scope, the symptoms, how to successfully manage it, and how to live well despite the breathing challenges.

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:

Health Education Resources

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