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Eat Smart, Live Strong

Program Contact: Linda Mathews, SNAP-Ed Program Manager
(253) 798-7154 • lmathews@wsu.edu

yellow and purple "Eat Smart, Live Strong"

 

A Health Program for Older Adults

Eat Smart, Live Strong (pdf) is an evidence-based intervention designed to improve fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among adults ages 60+ who participate in or are eligible for Food and Nutrition Services assistance programs. Eat Smart, Live Strong promotes two key behaviors:

  • Consume 3 1/2 cups of fruit and vegetable per day
  • Participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week

The four lessons promote specific eating and physical activity behaviors shown to improve health and well-being. Sessions aim to encourage older adults to learn new skills and engage in activities that can support  behavior change.

 

older European, Hispanic male making a sandwich in a home kitchen with white cabinets
Older Americans exercising with hand held weights
African female operating a motorized shopping cart to select foods at grocery store


SNAP-Ed is funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. SNAP provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, 1-877-501-2233. http://foodhelp.wa.gov/

 

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Linda Mathews SNAP-Ed Coordinator, at lmathews@wsu.edu or (253) 798-7154 at least two weeks prior to the event.