Take Control

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If you or a community you serve is seeking more information about how to prevent or manage chronic disease, then Steps to Health’s nutrition education program could be what you need! Steps to Health is now delivering their adult program, Take Control, online via videos and other resources. Take Control includes eight-sessions that provide adults with strategies to help better manage their health. A nutrition educator will help you focus on how to improve your eating and physical activity patterns through goal setting, planning, tracking, taking action, reflection, and celebrating success. Each 1-hour session includes a basic cooking demonstration, recipes to try at home, nutrition handouts, and an opportunity to engage in physical activity. A nutrition educator will be there to guide you through the program and answer any questions you may have along the way.

A community site must be eligible to receive Steps to Health programming. A site is eligible for Steps to Health adult programming if the site is documented to serve generally low-income people, where at least 50% of people have gross incomes at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Line. Locations that qualify automatically: Public housing developments, congregate nutrition sites, county health department programs like Wise Woman, WIC, JobLink/Work First participants, shelters (homeless or domestic violence), prisoner reintroduction programs with parolees, food pantries, and soup kitchens.

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For more information or to sign your site up for the program please contact Sampson County’s Nutrition Educator, Meghan Baker mabaker7@ncsu.edu.