Tools and Resources to Support Clinicians:
- PCNA Clinical Tools: Enhance your practice and improve patient outcomes by using PCNA clinical tools. Here you will find ordering information and/or downloading instructions for the following:
- AHA Patient Information Sheet: This information sheet provides your patients with charts to help set eating plan goals and track physical activity.
- BMI Assessment Tools: Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Tools to help health care professionals in effectively addressing obesity prevention, assessment and treatment at the point of care.
- Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Walnuts: This online educational program is design to support the healthcare professional in their vital role as patient counselors on a heart-healthy diet, specifically by incorporating omega-3 fatty acids into the diet. This program addresses the types of fatty acids, health benefits and recommendations, and key studies on the effects of omega-3s on CVD prevention.
- PCNA Online Forms: PCNA offers both healthcare professional and patient forms on topics such as: exercise/activity log, body mass index evaluation tool, exercise programs for special populations, nutrition record, sample menus for various ethnicities, and portion control, and smoking cessation.
- http://www.mypyramid.gov MyPyramid replaces the Food Guide Pyramid introduced in 1992. MyPyramid is part of an overall food guidance system that emphasizes the need for a more individualized approach to improving diet and lifestyle. This site features interactive activities and allows users to customize diet advice based on age, gender and current level of physical activity.
- 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans: In 2008 the Federal Government issued its first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. They describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.