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Pub. date: 2002, updated 2009
Edition: 4th
Includes: Curriculum
Audience: Children, Middle School, High School
Language: English
Description:EatFit is a goal oriented intervention designed to challenge middle school students to improve their fitness and eating choices. This program uses computer technology to assist teens with diet assessment and "guided" goal setting for making healthy lifestyle choices. The program provides skill building experiences and social support to promote dietary self-efficacy and goal attainment.
Funding Source: EFNEP, Food Stamp Program, UC ANR-Cooperative Extension
Developer: University of California, Davis
Phone: 530-754-9222
Length: Teacher's Curriculum includes 9 lesson plans and enhancements, recipes, educational standards, references, and answer sheets for the EatFit Student Wo
Readability: 5.5 grade
Assessment Method: Flesch-Kincaid
Pilot Testing: This education intervention was pilot tested with 34 middle school students who were Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (FNEP) participants. Data from the self reported recall instruments indicated that students made positive changes in dietary behaviors (41%), dietary self efficacy (29%), physical activity behaviors (56%), and physical activity self efficacy (26%). 74% and 79% of the students rated themselves as making one lasting improvement in their dietary and physical activity behaviors, respectively.
Assessment instrument Used? yes
Use Restrictions: Permission needed to copy.
Reviewers Comments: This curriculum assists educators in incorporating nutrition into other classroom subjects such as English, Math, Science, Health, and Physical Education. The action oriented materials are designed to encourage goal setting and achievement. Each lesson has a clearly stated overview, time line, objective, and lists preparation needed. All games, supplemental materials, and recipes are well integrated throughout the curriculum. Each lesson in the teacher's curriculum refers to specific pages and activities in the student handbook. The Web site ( includes activity and food trackers, and exercise routines that employ visual examples using online video demonstrations.
Borrow it from the National Agricultural Library (NAL)
SNAP staff/SNAP-Ed providers can borrow materials from NAL through interlibrary loan.
    NAL Call No.: TX364 .E279 2002
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EatFit: Teacher Resources:
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: ANR Communication Services
    Mail: 6701 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, California 94608
    Phone: (800) 994-8849
    Ordering: Web site:
    Order URL:
    Cost: 18.00 per Teacher's Curriculum
    Avail. in Qty: Yes

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