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Healthy Conversation Maps

Let’s talk about good health! ProMedica staff, trained to facilitate the Healthy Conversation Map® program, can help start and guide a conversation in your community about creating smart eating and exercise habits.

The Healthy Conversation Map® program, developed by Healthy Interactions Inc., empowers elementary school children and adults to take an active role in learning about a healthy lifestyle and then implementing what was learned through program sessions. A tabletop of visuals creates a game-like atmosphere and helps participants put key information into context, and each map focuses on a specific topic related to the main conversation map topic. The program information is up-to-date and inspires useful, lively conversations to foster lasting change.

Upon request, ProMedica will provide these programs free of charge at a site in your community within our 27-county service area in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

Healthy Conversation Maps®

This program includes colorful graphic, game-like maps and scripted guides to aid discussions about childhood nutrition and healthy habits. It is composed of half-hour modules that can be taught in flexible time periods.

Healthy Conversation Maps® uses a Socratic teaching style, developed by educators, psychologists and dietitians, that is rooted in personalized, active engagement. Unlike traditional teaching methods, this methodology invites direct participation in the learning process.

It also encourages participants to interact face-to-face with each other in a fun and informal way as they learn about the nutrition and exercise topics that affect their lives right now and in the future.

Throughout the program, participants focus on the information that relates to their own experiences. Active discussions help create the strategies and support needed to turn that information into real behavior changes that can become lasting, positive habits.

Healthy Kids Conversation Map®

(30-minute modules)

The Healthy Kids Conversation Map® empowers children in grades 1 – 3 and grades 4 – 6 to make good decisions related to eating and physical activity. Half-hour modules are provided to cover key areas related to:

  • What to eat and drink to stay healthy
  • How to read food labels
  • Media influences
  • Eating mindfully and portion control
  • The importance of physical activity
  • Limiting screen time
  • Getting enough sleep

Additional handouts, which can be used in the classroom or at home, help to reinforce what is learned.

Healthy Eating in the Real World – Adult Program

(1hour or 30 minute modules)

Using similar subject matter and teaching style, adult sessions empower adults to help their families make good decisions related to eating and physical activity. Parent education is highly recommended to support behavioral changes for the entire family.

For more information about how the Healthy Conversation Maps® can help the children and adults in your community, contact Gaye Martin, manager, community advocacy, at 419-469-3704 or gaye.martin@promedica.org.

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