Health Engagement and
What’s my first step?
The best step is to start by understanding where you are in your health and wellness journey. Knowing where you are starts with taking a total health assessment.
Then, you can decide where to go next!
If you’re a Kaiser Permanente member,
take the total health assessment now. How do I get started?
You can eat healthier one small bite at a time.
Nourish® will get you started by creating a free custom healthy eating plan (for Kaiser Permanente members only). Balance® can help you lose weight with a free personalized eating, exercise, and behavior-change plan (for Kaiser Permanente members only). Could a health coach help me?
Sometimes, we all need a little help as we’re working towards a goal. As you work to eat healthier, a health coach can help you work towards your goals and keep you on track.
Learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s
health coaching sessions. Forming healthy habits is easier than you think
Eating healthier and forming better habits is easier than you may think. Starting small is the key. Develop an action plan that suits you. Behavior modification is the first step. Learn “How to Form Healthy Habits: How to Eat Healthier.”
Watch the video now. Are there some general good eating guidelines I should follow?
Healthy eating can include:
The DASH eating plan is a flexible and balanced way of heart-healthy eating.
USDA’s Choose My Plate program provides recommendation for the right food and amounts for different audiences (children, students, adults, etc.).
This booklet is full of tips, tricks, and recipes to meet your MyPlate goals on a budget.
Learn more about
good eating guidelines. How can I cook healthier?
Eating healthier starts in the kitchen. A nourishing meal is easy to prepare when you have the right resources!
Did you know that half your dinner plate should be filled with fresh, delicious vegetables? Learn more about
how to set your plate.
Are there other online tools I can use?
Food for Health. You’ll find recipes and short essays about food and nutrition. There are also links to related sites, including these cooking videos. Healthy shopping cooking and snacking for busy families
Want tips on shopping choices? Ready to embark on healthy cooking? Wondering which snacks are worth their salt? Our nutritionist will guide you through practical steps to healthier eating at home.
Watch the video now. What's plant-based eating about?
Plant-based diets are based on minimally processed vegetables, tubers, whole grains, legumes, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Research has shown there are many health benefits to eating all or mostly plant foods.
Learn more in “Plant-based Eating Program,” a 3-week series taught by a registered dietitian. Kaiser Permanente Northwest members can take this class in-person or online.
Review the class presentation. To register, call 503-286-6816 or 1-866-301-3866 (toll free), and select option 2. Can the right diet really improve health problems?
Of course! Did you know that diet can play a role in preventing, managing, and improving:
A healthy diet is a powerful medicine. It can add years to your life.
Your prevention plan
Staying well by preventing or delaying disease is possible with health screenings and immunizations. Prevention plans can be tailored to every member of your family.
Learn more about
preventive care services.
This site includes Kaiser Permanente Northwest, other Kaiser Permanente regions, community, and national resources. Some offerings and online tools on other sites may not be available for your use.
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Since specific guidelines may vary, consult with your physician to find out which guidelines are recommended for you. Kaiser Permanente disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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