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  1. The Medicine of Exercise and Diet
    CNN collaborative education site that includes sample lesson plans.  This particular site includes a lesson plan that will help educators identify and list the benefits of exercise and diet and their relationship to healthy lifestyles, describe the impact of exercise and diet on Type 2 diabetes, research and assess the impact of exercise and diet on common ailments and design treatment plans for chronic or life-threatening illnesses.
  2. Diabetes and Your Family
    Thirty to thirty-five minute presentation designed for WIC participants designed to teach them to describe diabetes in simple terms and be aware of common symptoms of diabetes, verbalize one myth about diabetes and explain in their own words whether the statement is true or false and share ways to reduce their personal risk of diabetes or their family’s risk of diabetes.
  3. Diabetes Education and Camping Association
    Diabetes camps help people affected by diabetes lead healthier, happier, and more productive lives through good diabetes management.  The Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) provide leadership and education to better enable diabetes camps to fulfill this purpose.
  4. Type II Diabetes Prevention Curriculum
    The Diabetes Curriculum was a pilot project of the South Central Area Health Education Center conducted at Samuel Clemens High School in San Antonio. Its purpose was to increase public awareness of the impact of diabetes by integrating diabetes information into high school coursework.  The site contains links to the curriculum as well as diabetes resources.
  5. International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Education
    The International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Education is brought to you thanks to the work of the IDF Consultative Section on Diabetes Education (DECS). The Curriculum can be readily adapted to meet the different and particular needs of local health professionals, institutions and organizations. It can be used to facilitate the training of health professionals from a variety of disciplines and at different levels. For example, it can be used in full as the basis of comprehensive post-graduate, university-based diploma and masters programs or in part for short workshops.
  6. Living With Diabetes/Viviendo con la Diabetes
    Living With Diabetes/Viviendo con la Diabetes is a new bilingual diabetes curriculum.  This curriculum was developed by staff of the Juntos Contra la Diabetes (JCD)/United Against Diabetes project, and is designed to assist health professionals, such as community health educators, to provide a comprehensive review of pre-diabetes, and the prevention, early detection, and control of Type 2 diabetes and its complications 
  7. School Walk for Diabetes
    School Walk for Diabetes is an educational fund-raising program that promotes community service, school spirit and healthy living to students.  It’s easy to coordinate this fund-raising program at your school. You can host the event indoors or outdoors, during any season and for any length of time or distance. All kids can participate in School Walk for Diabetes, regardless of physical or learning abilities. And the American Diabetes Association (ADA) helps you by providing materials to help you plan, promote and complete this program.
  8. Healthy Eating is in Store for You
    This is an educational program that supports the change in Canadian regulations for mandatory labeling of packaged foods with nutrition information. Healthy Eating is in Store for You™ is a collaborative partnership between the Canadian Diabetes Association and Dietitians of Canada.  The program’s ultimate goal is to help consumers make food choices that can lead to overall health and reduce the risk of developing chronic illness, including Type 2 diabetes.
  9. International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education
    This website contains a complete curriculum from the World Wide Initiative for Diabetes Education.  Links include The Role of the Diabetes Educator, Diagnosis of Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Special Populations and Appendices Samples and Resources.
  10. Diabetes and Health Resource Kit
    These lesson plans address a wide range of diabetes-related topics such as nutrition and physical activity, general medical care, emotional well-being, and cardiovascular health. They can be used for a variety of health education activities, such as a lecture series on health issues, a diabetes support group, and "lunch and learn" sessions. Ideally, lesson plans should be led by health care professionals or wellness coordinators, although knowledgeable human resource managers and supervisors may be able to present some of them. Each lesson plan includes instructions for the lesson plan format, a script to guide the lesson, overhead masters, participant handouts and suggested props and group activities (when appropriate). Suggestions for how to shorten a lesson to a 15-20-minute time period are also provided. Some of the lessons can be adapted for general health and wellness programs.
  11. Changing the Scene: Improving the School Nutrition Environment Tool Kit (USDA)
    The USDA developed a tool kit of materials to help parents and educators take action to improve their school nutrition environment. The kit includes a guide for making an action plan, criteria for evaluating success, support materials on assessment, and PowerPoint presentations, CD-Rom, videos, brochures, reprints, flyers, and information sheets. The website also includes information on how to develop and implement local wellness policies, and provides numerous resources such as handouts and information on nutrition education for children and parents, school and community resources, training materials for food service professionals, classroom curriculum materials and activities for teachers, and information specific to parents. There is also a “Team Nutrition” schools database which allows you to access and view descriptions of schools across the country that have made successful changes in the school nutrition environment.
  12. The Montana Team Nutrition Program
    Although this online tool kit was specifically developed for teachers working with school children (4th and 5th grade students) in Montana, it serves as a creative model and guide for teachers and schools to use in creating their own nutrition and physical activity educational program. This tool kit includes lesson plans on nutrition and physical activity, information sheets on nutrition and fitness, and provides strategies to integrate nutrition and physical activity across the curriculum. There are also handouts for school staff, parents, and students, as well as promotional materials and supporting resources.

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