Session 4: Eat Well – How to Choose Foods

Adaptations from the original DPP include reducing the length of this session by covering the content of the original program session 4 over two sessions. The traffic-light based foods to choose guide was added to make healthy food choices easier to comprehend. A worksheet on how to making dietary changes to reduce intake by 2000kj was added.

Session 4
Eat Well – How to Choose Foods

learning objectives
at the end of Session 4, participants will:

Understand that fat and sugar should be limited

Understand that vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, and water are necessary for good health

Understand how to use the “Foods to Choose” Guide


In this session participants learn how being more active can make them healthier, improving the way they feel and lowering blood sugar and blood pressure. A role model story of a middle-aged, overweight man with diabetes is introduced.

This session includes guidance on finding ways to become more active, guidance on how to be active at a moderate pace, and help to problem-solve common barriers to being active. Information on how to exercise safely, including specific safety guidelines for individuals with diabetes, is provided. The session ends with a goal setting activity.

video information

Video Length: 21:04

Video Pause and Chats: 6

Handouts: Session 4 Changing how you eat to save 2000 kj

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