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Archived Community-Based Effort to Promote Better Diet and Regular Exercise in Students Improves Fitness, Modestly Reduces Obesity 9/10/2014
A community-based program sends annual report cards to parents documenting their child's body mass index and fitness, offers healthier food options in school, and provides expanded physical education opportunities before, during, and after school, leading to improved fitness levels and modest reductions in obesity among participating students.
Hair Stylists Who Serve as Lay Health Educators Encourage Clients To Adopt Behaviors That Reduce Health Risks 8/13/2014
Healthy Hair Starts with a Healthy Body is a salon-based campaign to educate African-American adults in urban areas of Michigan about how to reduce the risks of chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension.
Interactive Learning Program Integrated into Elementary School Curriculum Improves Student Knowledge and Behaviors Related to Nutrition and Physical Activity 7/30/2014
An interactive learning program integrates health-related topics into core academic subjects in elementary schools, leading to improvements in student knowledge and behaviors related to healthy eating and physical activity, and contributing to a leveling off in the prevalence of overweight/obesity.
Church-Based Program Encourages African-American Congregants to Increase Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables 6/4/2014
A church-based program has been successful in encouraging African-American congregants to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables.
Hospital Enhances Access to Healthy Food Through Onsite Pantry and Cooking Classes, Leading to Better Diet and Health for Low-Income Families 4/23/2014
A hospital-based food pantry and cooking classes enhance access to healthful food for low-income families, generating high levels of satisfaction and improvements in diet and health.
QualityTools
SuperTracker: My foods. My fitness. My health. 8/27/2014
The SuperTracker helps consumers get a personalized nutrition and physical activity plan, track their foods and physical activities to see how they stack up, and get tips and support to help them make healthier choices and plan ahead.
Percent Energy From Fat Screener 10/9/2013
This short assessment instrument is used to estimate an individual's usual intake of percent energy from fat.
FindYouthInfo Program Directory 2/20/2013
The FindYouthInfo Program Directory provides information about program designs that successfully deal with risky behaviors in youth so they can be replicated to meet local needs.
MyPyramid for Kids Classroom Materials 11/14/2012
This tool provides educators with materials to help elementary school children learn the MyPyramid food guidance system.
Find Youth Info Web Site 5/9/2012
This Web site offers Federally-developed interactive tools and other resources to help community organizations and partnerships in their efforts to support youth. Included are tools and resources to help form effective partnerships, assess community assets, understand risk factors and protective factors, generate maps of local and Federal resources, and search for evidence-based youth programs.
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Last updated: September 10, 2014.