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Setting Goals. Over the past few classes, you have been tracking the foods you eat and your physical activity. You will now use this information to assess your overall nutrition and physical activity behaviors.

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Over the past few classes, you have been tracking the foods you eat and your physical activity. You will now use this information to assess your overall nutrition and physical activity behaviors.

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Turn to “Assessing My Nutrition and Physical Activity” on page 13. Use your “My Daily Food and Physical Activity Recall” worksheets to help you complete this worksheet.

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What were your strengths in the area of nutrition? What were your strengths in the area of physical activity?

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You may already be doing well in one or both of these areas. But there’s always room for improvement.You’ll be establishing a goal for improving your eating habits or physical activity.

writing a goal
Writing a Goal
  • A well-written goal should have these characteristics:
  • Doable—something you can realistically accomplish in the next few weeks.
  • Specific and Measurable—A clearly written statement that allows you to determine if you have accomplished your goal at the end of a few weeks.
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I’m going to show you some poorly written goals. Your task will be to rewrite them so that they are doable, specific and measurable.

what s wrong with these goals
What’s Wrong with These Goals?
  • Poorly written: I want to exercise more.
  • Well written: I will jog 3 days each week for at least 30 minutes each time.
  • Poorly written: I will eat less junk food.
  • Well written: I will choose fruit for a snack instead of chips or a cookie at least 3 times this week.
  • Poorly written: I will eat more fruit and lift weights more often.
  • Well written: (Choose One) I will eat 2 cups of fruit each day. OR I will lift weights for 30 minutes, 3 times a week.
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  • What is your healthy eating or exercise goal?
  • Write a statement that specifically states what you are going to work on. Remember, it’s OK to start with a small goal.
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  • What will be the benefits of reaching your goal
  • Think about what you will get from this behavior.
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  • Why is this goal important to you?
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  • What must you do to reach this goal?
  • Write down the steps you need to take and gradually increase each week. Remember to start out slowly.
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  • Who can help you?
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  • How will you reward yourself?
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  • What could get in the way of reaching your goal?
  • Think about any possible barriers that might keep you from meeting your goal. Then think about what you will do to overcome each of these problems.