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Title:Eagle Vision
Pub. date: 2003
Includes: Booklet
Audience: Children, American Indian Teens, Native american
Language: English
Description:Eagle Vision is a short booklet created to help American Indian youth make healthy lifestyle choices. The following five areas are discussed in the book: Enjoy Foods, Achieve Balance, Gather Knowledge, Love Your Body, and Exercise. Each area contains facts about nutrition and physical activity, along with sharing opinions about the topic from American Indian teens. The booklet briefly addresses issues common to teens such as eating disorders, childhood obesity, healthy snacking and body image acceptance.
Funding Source: USDA Food Stamp Program, California Department of Health Services, and California Nutrition Network
Developer: California Rural Indian Health Board
Phone: 916-929-9761
Length: 21 pages
Pilot Testing: Focus groups were conducted at two Indian youth group sites. A list of focus group questions was developed by an evaluator and administered by a group leader. The youth input was recorded and suggestions were implemented into the final version of the booklet, as per authors.
Use Restrictions: Yes
Reviewers Comments: Eagle Vision is a pictorial essay that features opinions from American Indian teens about health and good nutrition. The intent of this booklet is clearly stated and main ideas are well organized. Information is accurate and up to date. Facts are found in each topic section that emphasize important facts which teens may not have previously thought about. Materials share opinions, facts, and ask a few questions, but do not include interactive activities. Summaries are not included in this booklet.

This booklet is appropriately geared towards the special needs and interests of the target group such as nutritional needs while growing, playing sports and learning to accept one’s body. Booklet uses vocabulary that is easy to understand and contains a glossary to explain any terms that may not be familiar to the reader. Photos are culturally appropriate, depicting American Indian youth. Color, design and layout of materials are attractive and stimulate interest. However, some graphics may take away from the important material being presented, such as on the “What if you have a snack attack?” page, the question is much smaller than the answers, which are blue, randomly placed on the page and hard to follow. A sample one day menu is available that compares the cost, calorie amount and fiber of eating out versus eating healthful meals typically prepared at home.

Borrow it from the National Agricultural Library (NAL)
SNAP staff/SNAP-Ed providers can borrow materials from NAL through interlibrary loan.
    NAL Call No.: RA784 .E23 2000
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Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: California Rural Indian Health Board
    Contact: Stacey Kennedy
    Mail: 4400 Auburn Blvd. 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95841
    Phone: (916) 929-9761 # 1502
    Fax: (916) 929-7246
    Cost: 0.00 per
    Avail. in Qty: No
    Bulkrate:Print copies not currently available. Available only to borrow from NAL's collection.

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