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Title:The Power of Choice: Helping Youth Make Healthy Eating and Fitness Decisions
Pub. date: January 2003, updated 2008, modified 2014
Includes: Manual and CD
Audience: Nutrition Educators, Middle School, Adolescents
Language: English
Description:The Power of Choice Leader's guide provides10 topic based-interactive lessons to be used by after-school program leaders with adolescents. The goal of this material is to empower pre-teens to make healthy food and lifestyle choices. Each topic lesson is broken into categories: skill-based outcome, empowerment messages, background information, topic activity, and a wrap up/summary. Included in the Leader's Guide are a recipe booklet, parent letter, nutrition facts cards, reproducible handouts, and four topical posters. An accompanying CD also contains additional activities, tips for improved communication with adolescents, a training video for the adult leaders, and a song for pre-teens.
Funding Source: US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service, U.S . Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration
Details
Developer: Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
Organization: Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services
Length: 10 lessons, handouts and CD
Pilot Testing: None
Use Restrictions: Not copyright protected.
Reviewers Comments: Lesson plans and accompanying activities are well thought out and geared to a pre-teen audience. Recipes use foods that are appropriate to a pre-teen age group. Posters and song might also be used with a younger audience.
Availability
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The Power of Choice Web Page with links to resource contents HTML:: http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/power-choice-helping-youth-make-healthy-eating-and
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: United States Department of Agriculture Team Nutrition
    Mail: 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 632
Alexandria, VA 22302
    Phone: (703) 305-1624
    Fax: (703) 305-2549
    Ordering: Web site: http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/library.html
    Cost: 0.00 per curriculum
    Avail. in Qty: No
    Bulkrate:Item not available to be orderd, PDFs available for download

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