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2010 Women Wellness Conference Session Slideshow

2010 Women Wellness Conference Session Slideshow

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  • How does Albert Lea compare? 2006 data shows that AL is normal according to national statistics. Albert Lea was picked in part because it is normal. The only exception is that Albert Lea, like Minnesota has slightly lower rates of smoking than the nation.
  • SO we created a calculator with University of MN school of public health. 35 questions based on over 300 vetted public health studies. It’s easy to fill out.
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    • 11. Community Social Network Habitat Inner Self
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    • 16. Albert Lea vs. U.S. average
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    • 18. Dan Burden <ul><li>Community Design </li></ul><ul><li>Has created walkability/active lifestyle Blue Prints for over 2500 communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Specializes in planning and evaluating behavior change interventions and community health promotion research </li></ul>
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    • 25. Dr. Brian Wansink <ul><li>Habitat Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Director Cornell University Food Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Director, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Author of New York Times Bestseller Mindless Eating </li></ul>
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    • 29. Restaurant Pledge <ul><li>Use 9-10” plates </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize menu language to encourage healthy choices </li></ul><ul><li>Offer salad alternative to potatoes/starch </li></ul><ul><li>Develop at least two new healthy meals </li></ul><ul><li>Offer 1/2 size portions...at 70% of full size cost </li></ul>
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    • 31. Richard Lieder <ul><li>“ Purpose” Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Thirty years’ experience in coaching people to live and work on purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Author of seven books, including Repacking Your Bags, The Power of Purpose and his newest book, Claiming Your Place At the Fire </li></ul>
    • 32. Purpose Workshops <ul><li>Three-hour workshop to help participants identify values, passions, strengths and gifts </li></ul><ul><li>Invites up to 1/2 dozen volunteer organizations to give immediate outlet for the gifts </li></ul>
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    • 37. Individuals <ul><li>1. Read and sign Pledge </li></ul><ul><li>2. Learn a few new things </li></ul><ul><li>3. Make some small changes to home and kitchen. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Optimize social network </li></ul><ul><li>5. Measure life expectancy at the beginning and end. </li></ul>
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    • 42. Walking Moais <ul><li>Help people to augment their social network </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired by Okinawa, based on Framingham research </li></ul><ul><li>Clusters people to maximize changes for ongoing friendship </li></ul><ul><li>Organizes around a 10 week walking and volunteer activity </li></ul>
    • 43. Employer Pledge <ul><li>Healthy or no snacks in meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Standing or walking meetings </li></ul><ul><li>No candy on desks </li></ul><ul><li>Increase healthy choices in vending machines </li></ul><ul><li>Prohibit tobacco use on campus </li></ul><ul><li>Make stairwells inviting </li></ul>
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    • 45. The Numbers.... <ul><li>2,900 participants (21% of adult population) </li></ul><ul><li>Over 600 Moai walkers logged over 75 million steps and 2300 volunteer hours </li></ul><ul><li>Over half the largest employers signed pledge, absenteeism down by 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Grocery stores report an average 46% sales gain in 30 “Longevity Foods” </li></ul><ul><li>Average Life Expectancy Gain: 3.1 years </li></ul><ul><li>Average weight loss:2.6 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Higher vegetable consumption, physical activity; lower rates of “feelings of sadness.” </li></ul>
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