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Get Heart Healthy with Soluble Fiber Video
This video on soluble fiber brings lessons to life! Your patients will learn which foods contain soluble fiber, ways to boost soluble fiber in meals and snacks, and how soluble fiber works to help remove some cholesterol from the body.
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    Get Heart Healthy! Cardiac Class Education Guide (complete resource)
    As a health professional, you know how overwhelmed cardiac care patients often feel with all of the information they have to learn to live their new heart-healthy lifestyle. This resource provides you with six, ready-to-use, interchangeable lessons that you can teach in any order to help your patients get on track for heart-healthy eating. Intended for use with individuals who have had cardiac events (by-pass surgery, angioplasty, diagnosis of CHD, very high blood cholesterol levels) or other risk factors that place them in a high risk category, this resource incorporates the more stringent guidelines from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute ATP III report.

    Introduction Letter
    Lesson 1: Understanding Cholesterol
    Lesson 2: Understanding Fat
    Lesson 3: Facts About Fiber
    Lesson 4: Reading Food Labels
    Lesson 5: Eating Out
    Lesson 6: Weight Control Basics
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      The Road to a Healthy Heart and Healthy Family (complete resource)
      The Road to a Healthy Heart & Healthy Family/El Camino Hacia un Corazón y una Familia Saludables will support you in helping your Hispanic patients set positive goals for heart health. Adapted from Destination! Heart Healthy Eating, this booklet contains culturally relevant graphics and foods, and was focus-group tested with Hispanic patients and health professionals.

      The Road to a Healthy Heart and Healthy Family (Spanish)
      The Road to a Healthy Heart and Healthy Family (English)
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        Destination! Heart Healthy Eating (complete resource)
        As a health professional you know the importance of heart health. Health fairs, group education, and one-on-one counseling all offer opportunities to plant a seed for heart healthy habits with positive messages and actionable advice. This resource brings you ready-to-use heart health educational materials in any of these settings. Whether your patients are ready to make complete lifestyle changes or simply ready to take the first step, heart health education can make a huge difference. Destination! Heart Healthy Eating provides tools that can assist you in effectively communicating a positive strategy for heart healthy eating even to your hard-to-reach patients. The Destination! Heart Healthy Eating resource was developed in partnership with the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association (PCNA) organizations.

        Destination! Heart Healthy Eating Booklet
        Destination! Heart Healthy Eating Leader Guide
        Destination! Heart Healthy Eating Slide Program
        Destination! Heart Healthy Eating Slide Program Discussion Guide

        Handouts
        How Soluble Fiber May Lower Cholesterol
        Make Snacks Count
        Map Your Diet
        Pick Your Priority and Your Checkpoints
        Holding the Lid on Fats
        Time for an Oil Change
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          Get Heart Healthy! Cardiac Class Guide Introduction Letter
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          Get Heart Healthy: Understanding Cholesterol Complete Lesson
          This lesson plan will help you teach your cardiac patients about the connection between cholesterol and heart disease, including a discussion of the different types of cholesterol.
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            Get Heart Healthy: Understanding Fat Complete Lesson
            This lesson plan will help you teach your cardiac patients about the connection between fats and heart disease, including a discussion of the different types of fat
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            Get Heart Healthy: Facts About Fiber Complete Lesson
            This lesson plan will help you teach your cardiac patients about the importance of fiber, including daily recommendations and how to boost intake.
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            Get Heart Healthy: Eating Out Complete Lesson
            This lesson plan will help you teach your cardiac patients strategies for making healthy food choices when eating out.
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            Get Heart Healthy: Reading Food Labels Complete Lesson
            This lesson plan will help you teach your cardiac patients how to read and evaluate food labes for total fat, saturate fat and trans fat content.
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            Get Heart Healthy: Weight Control Basics Complete Lesson
            This lesson plan will help you teach your cardiac patients about the enegry equation of calories in versus calories out.
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            The Road to a Healthy Heart and Healthy Family (English)
            This booklet will support you in helping your Hispanic patients set positive goals for heart health. Adapted from Destination! Heart Healthy Eating, this booklet contains culturally relevant graphics and foods, focus-group tested with Hispanic patients and health professionals.
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            The Road to a Healthy Heart and Healthy Family (Spanish)
            This booklet will support you in helping your Hispanic patients set positive goals for heart health. Adapted from Destination! Heart Healthy Eating, this booklet contains culturally relevant graphics and foods, focus-group tested with Hispanic patients and health professionals.
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            Destination! Heart Healthy Eating Booklet
            Help your patients on the road to heart health with tips on achieving a healthy blood cholesterol level, improving overall diet, achieving a healthy body weight, and lowering blood pressure.
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              Destination! Heart Healthy Eating Leader Guide
              This health professional guide provides background information and practical tips for using Destination! Heart Healthy Eating materials. It offers ideas for enriching counseling sessions and provides answers to frequently asked questions.
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              Destination! Heart Healthy Eating (Slide Program)
              Use this slide presentation to bring to life the steps toward heart healthy eating.
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              How Soluble Fiber May Lower Cholesterol
              This counseling tool is a visual aid to explain how soluble fiber may help lower cholesterol, accompanied by tips to increase soluble fiber in the diet.
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                Make Snacks Count
                The Make Snacks Count handout helps patients discover heart healthy snack alternatives and recipes.
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                  Map Your Diet
                  The Map Your Diet handout serves as a tool to help your patients assess their own diets and reach a heart healthy eating pattern.
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                  Pick Your Priority and Your Checkpoints
                  These handouts serve as tracking tools for goal-setting and risk factors for heart disease.
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                  Holding the Lid on Fats
                  This handout offer suggestions and substitutions for healthier fat choices.
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                  Time for an Oil Change
                  This handout offers suggestions and substitutions for healthier fat choices.
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                  Take The First Step brochure (English)
                  This brochure gives your patients simple suggestions to start on the path towards heart health.
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                  Take The First Step brochure (Spanish)
                  This brochure gives your patients simple suggestions to start on the path towards heart health.
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