FSNC Masthead
 HomeAbout SNAPSNAP-Ed TalkDatabasesHelpContact Us
 Search FSNC
Search all USDA
advanced search
search tips
browse by subject
National SNAP-Ed
resource library
state gates
photo gallery
professional developement
You are here: Home / Resource Library / Resource Finder / Resource Details
About the Food and Nutrition Information Center

Back to Search Results | New Search | Bookmark and Share
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
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.
View/download files: 
The Power of Choice Web Page with links to resource contents HTML::
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:
    Cost: 0.00 per curriculum
    Avail. in Qty: No
    Bulkrate:Item not available to be orderd, PDFs available for download

Share your comments:
Comments on this resource are encouraged within the bounds of respectful civil discourse. Questionable language, personal attacks, off-topic comments, and gratuitous links will either be edited or deleted. Comments are moderated and will not appear on the Resource Finder Database until they have been approved.

Name: (Optional)


May we use your comments on our website?:
     Yes: No:

In order to help us reduce spam, please type the two words you see below into the box and then click on the Submit Comments button. If you need help, click on the question mark button below.


Back to Search Results | New Search

Last Modified:   
SNAP-EdC Home | NAL Home | USDA | Food and Nutrition Service | SNAP Home | Web Policies and Links | Site Map
FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Non-Discrimination Statement | Information Quality | | White House