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Unit 3: Fast Fueling

Need State Description

Fast Fueling is described as grabbing something on the run and eating as quickly as possible.

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Defining Needs

"I want to..."

Benefits Sought in Food

"I want something that..."

Defining Eating Occasions

Fast Fueling Lessons

Fast Fueling lessons center on eating healthier foods, even when on the go and in a hurry. Lesson activities include making healthier food and beverage selections when in a rush, whether at home or away; determining how to modify the home and office environment so healthy foods are on hand; and examining foods perceived as "healthy" foods to determine if they actually meet dietary recommendations. Activities also explore the true cost of so-called "value meals."

Objectives

By the end of this lesson, the participant will be able to:

  • Make healthy, on-the-go food and beverage selections away from home, whether buying foods from fast-food restaurants, vending machine, convenience stores, or gas stations).
  • Recognize the nutritional cost of supersized, so called "value meals."
  • Be mindful about making healthy eating a priority in any situation.

See the complete Lesson 1 (209 K PDF)

Time for this Lesson: 35-45 minutes

Activities in this Lesson

  1. Introduction and Review
  2. Healthy On the Go
  3. More for Your Money?
  4. Review and Goal Setting

Handouts

Objectives

By the end of this lesson, the participant will be able to:

  • Modify the home environment to ensure healthy foods are kept on hand.
  • Plan an easy, healthy breakfast or lunch.
  • Choose healthier frozen meals.

See the complete Lesson 2 (218 K PDF)

Time for this Lesson: 45-55 minutes

Activities in this Lesson

  1. Introduction and Review
  2. Kitchen Makeover
  3. Plan Tasty, Healthy, Easy (THE) Breakfasts and Lunches
  4. Choose Healthier Frozen Meals
  5. Review and Goal Setting

Handouts

Objectives

By the end of this lesson, the participant will be able to:

  • Differentiate between perceived-healthy foods and actual-healthy foods.
  • Recognize the contribution of beverage calories to daily intake.
  • Understand how changing what is consumed when pressed for time can improve diet quality.

See the complete Lesson 3 (272 K PDF)

Time for this Lesson: 45-60 minutes

Activities in this Lesson

  1. Introduction and Review
  2. Homework Review
  3. Healthy? Not So Fast!
  4. Think Your Drink
  5. Review and Goal Setting

Handouts

 

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