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Pledge for Life!

Download Pledge for Life! pdf document (180k) handout.

Take the pledge for life with Lola Idad. Try to do one of these activities by yourself and/or share with others.

  • Use a slow cooker (Crock-Pot®) for quick and easy cooking.
  • Cook several dishes at one time, and freeze part of them.
  • Order smaller portion sizes instead of larger portion sizes.
  • Choose heart healthy foods and smaller portion sizes if you choose to eat at a buffet.
  • Choose prepared foods at the grocery store less often.
  • If the serving size is too big at the restaurant, bring home leftovers.
  • Choose baked, steamed, broiled, or grilled dishes instead of fried.
  • Order less meat and more vegetable dishes.
  • Try not to shop at convenience stores.
  • Go to the market when you are not hungry.
  • Plan weekly meals, and shop with a list.
  • Try a store-brand product to save money.
  • Other (fill in your own)

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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.

Last Updated March 2012

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