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Title:EatFit
Pub. date: 2002
Edition: 2nd
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.

Note: An updated version of this curriculum and new papers are being prepared and will be available soon.

Funding Source: EFNEP, USDA Food Stamp Program, UC ANR-Cooperative Extension, American Distance Education Consortium, UCD School/University Partnership, The Center for Advanced Studies in Nutrition and Social Marketing, UCD.
Details
Developer: University of California, Davis
Phone: 530-754-9222
Mail: mstownsend@ucdavis.edu
Length: Curriculum is 141 pages; Handbook is 37 pages
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: EatFit Teachers curriculum is a series of lesson plans designed to improve the eating and fitness choices of middle school adolescents. Lessons are clearly divided, well organized and consistent in design. Each lesson has a clearly stated overview, time line, objective and preparation needed. 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. All games, supplemental materials and recipes are well integrated throughout the curriculum. Although the nutrition education messages are based on a previous version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, key nutrition education themes remain relevant. The EatFit student handbook is appropriate in design for adolescent youth and is brightly colored, interactive and engaging. Each lesson in the teacher’s curriculum refers to specific pages and activities in the student handbook. The website that students are encouraged to use at https://eatfit.net/ is engaging and simple in design. Activity and food trackers are easy to navigate. Exercise routines employ good visual examples using online video demonstrations.
Availability
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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Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: ANR Communication Services
    Mail: 6701 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, California 94608
    Phone: (800) 994-8849
    E-mail: anrcatalog@ucdavis.edu
    Ordering: Web site: http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/InOrder/Shop/Shop.asp
    Order URL:https://eatfit.net/
    Avail. in Qty: Yes

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