Group Sessions

SHARED MEDICAL VISITS/LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION 

4-week shared medical visits – 2-hour sessions.Picture15

  • Plant based Nutrition prescriptions/and practical how to make changes guidance
  • Mental health assessments – Referral as necessary and introduction to meditation
  • Sleep assessments – Referral as necessary and introduction to sleep hygiene
  • Physical fitness assessments – Introduction to lifelong physical activity

 

Week 1: Introduction to Plant Based Diet

  • Vital signs and waist circumference
  • Patients discuss current health problems and barriers to healthy lifestyle with physician
  • Presentation: Introduction to plant based diet
  • Patients will sign up for:
    • 1) Supermarket/farmer’s market urban farm tour – Week 1 or 2
    • 2) Eating out Restaurant session – Week 3

 

Picture16Week 2: Stress Management Techniques/Mental Health Assessments

  • Vital signs and waist circumference
  • Patients discuss health problems and experiences with plant-based diet prescription
  • Mental Health/Stress level Assessments –Psychologist
  • Presentation: Introduction to meditation



Week 3: Sleep Hygiene

  • Vital signs and waist circumference
  • Patients discuss health problems and experiences with plant-based diet prescription
  • Sleepiness Assessment – Epworth Sleep Scale or other screening tool
  • Presentation – Sleep Hygiene

 

Picture17Week 4: Fitness Assessments and Exercise Prescriptions

  • Vital signs and waist circumference
  • Patients discuss health problems and experiences with plant-based diet prescription
  • Fitness Assessments
  • Physical activity prescriptions