Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual for the Filipino Community

Session 9 Handout Eating Out With the de la Cruz Family Role Play

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Ric has just arrived at his favorite Chinese restaurant buffet for a dinner with his mother, Lola Idad, and the family of his brother Cesar.

  • Cesar: This is a good restaurant. They have good food for good prices.
  • Ric: Eating at buffets is hard for me. I have been trying to eat healthy ever since the doctor told me that I have high blood pressure. But when I see and smell the food here, I want to try it all. It takes a lot of will power not to choose the fried foods, which have always been my favorite!
  • Cesar: Remember the advice that Jose gave you, “choose the right foods, whether you are eating at home or eating out.
  • Lola: That’s right, Cesar. We can all make heart healthy choices, even when we eat out. Remember, “Kung may itinanim, may aanihin.” “If you plant, you will harvest.” If you follow a healthy lifestyle, you will improve your health. Make wiser choices and eat smaller portions, and you can lower your blood pressure and lose some weight–like I did!
  • Cesar: Ric, I am going to eat the steamed dumplings, vegetables, and rice with the baked fish. And I am only going to make one trip to the buffet table so I don’t eat too much.
  • Ric: That sounds like a good dinner. Cesar, let’s go to the buffet table together. I will follow your lead.

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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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