The course consists of the following components:
Healthy Eating Every Day, Second Edition, text
- Print workbook
- Online facilitator resources
- Final exam (accessed online)
Welcome to the Healthy Eating Every Day Facilitator Training Course
. By facilitating the Healthy Eating Every Day (HEED) program, you will be able to guide people to improved health through better eating habits. Facilitating HEED takes knowledge and dedication. This course will introduce you to the concepts needed to lead HEED classes. You will learn about the evidence-based principles underlying the program and how to facilitate change in groups of adults who want to improve their eating habits.
This self-directed course enables you to work at your own pace without the help of an instructor.
Begin by reading Healthy Eating Every Day, Second Edition,
the book that each of your participants will use as you take them through the program. Then, as you move through the facilitator workbook, you will have the opportunity to evaluate what you learn by answering questions at the end of each chapter and completing the reflection activities. The online facilitator resources include lesson plans, handout materials for your class participants, administrative forms, and program management and marketing materials—everything you need to help your participants make healthy eating a regular part of their lifestyle.
After reading the book and workbook and successfully completing the 75-question exam, you will be able to do the following:
- Cite the mission and major principles and philosophies of the HEED program.
- List the five stages of readiness to change.
- Describe the cognitive and behavioral skills taught in HEED to assist participants in the behavior change process.
- Explain how to administer the four A’s of facilitating change and use listening behavior and supportive feedback skills.
- Identify the major learning objectives, special concerns, and special preparation needs for each session.
- Describe how in-person and remote sessions are structured and delivered.
- Identify the key features of the HEED plate model and the way in which it compares to the USDA’s MyPlate.
- List the six HEED goals and explain why they are a focus of the HEED program.
- Cite situations in which a HEED facilitator should refer a participant to another health professional.
- Identify sources for obtaining accurate nutrition information.
- Explain how to evaluate the outcomes and processes of your HEED program.