Term Healthy Eating Programs
Code LH-2700.6000-300
Definition Programs that promote the benefits of healthy eating and encourage people of all ages to voluntarily adopt food choices and other food and nutrition-related behaviors that are conducive to health and well-being. People are encouraged to choose a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat milk products while limiting their consumption of saturated fats, sodium and sugars, controlling their intake of alcohol and balancing their overall food intake with physical activity. The objective of many of these programs is to prevent obesity in children and adolescents and the increased risk of associated health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes that often persist during adulthood.
Created 4/2/12
Changed 4/16/12
Use References Healthy Eating Education
Healthy Eating Promotion
Obesity Prevention Programs
See Also References BMI/Body Composition Screening (LF-4900.1150)
Body Image Education (RR-5150.5000-100)
Dietitian/Nutritionist Referrals (LH-2600.1740)
Disease Prevention Programs (LT-1780)
Eating Disorders Screening (RP-5000.5000-200)
Eating Disorders Treatment (RP-6400.1900)
Fitness Equipment and Accessories (PL-7200.2000)
Nutrition Assessment Services (LF-4900.6200)
Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion (LH-2700.6450)
Physical Fitness (PL-6600)
Physical Fitness Assessment (LF-7200)
Physical Fitness Referrals (PL-6610)
Weight Management (LT-9500)
Weight Related Support Groups (PN-8100.0500-900)
External Classification Terms Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (USA HC-300)
Nutrition (NPC K05)
Nutrition (NTE K40)
Public Education (Nutrition) (UW
Related Concepts After School Programs
Children and Youth
Foster Care Transition Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Nutrition Education and Promotion: The Role of FNS in Helping Low-Income Families Make Healthier Eating and Lifestyle Choices, A Report to Congress", Prepared by Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Research and Analysis, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302, March 2010, http://www.fns.usda.gov/ora/menu/published/NutritionEducation/Files/NutritionEdRTC.pdf

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