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Title:La Quinceañera de Elisa
Alt. Title:Elisa's Quinceañera
Pub. date: 2008
Edition: 1st
Includes: online videos
Audience: Adults, Hispanic, Teenagers, Older Adults, High School, Junior High School
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Description:This telenovela-style video series encourages Hispanic teens and their families to adopt healthy behaviors such as eating fruits and vegetables, participating in physical activity. It is comprised of eight, 1-minute episodes revolving around a teenage girl named Elisa and her family as they prepare for her Quinceañera.
Funding Source: United Methodist Health Ministries Innovation Fund grant USDA SNAP-Ed
Developer: Karen Hudson, Debra Bolton
Organization: Kansas State University
Length: Eight, 60-second episodes
Pilot Testing: A pilot was conducted with Spanish speaking immigrants in Garden City, Kansas. It was shown on cable T.V. three times a day as commercial breaks, two episodes a week for four weeks. Pre and post tests were delivered. A key post survey question was: " Have you told friends and family about something you learned from the telenovela?" 83% of the 30 respondents answered "yes." This was an important question as a Porter Novelli Healthstyle Survey indicated "Hispanic, lower income, lower educated and younger age groups report more often learning something new about a health topic, taking action and providing health information to friends and family after hearing about a health topic on a telenovela.
Assessment instrument Used? no
Use Restrictions: Permission needed to copy.
Reviewers Comments: The videos can be viewed or downloaded either individually or as a full series for free on the Kids a Cookin' Web site. While the videos are only available in Spanish, they can be viewed with or without English subtitles. The Web site is currently only available in Spanish. Viewers may need to download a media player or a plug-in to watch the videos on their computers.
View/download files: 
Web site in Spanish:
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Kansas Family Nutrition Program
    Contact: Karen Hudson
    Mail: Justin Hall Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
    Phone: 785-532-0177 or 785-532-5616
    Ordering: The DVD can not be ordered. However, it is available at the above website and can be downloaded and burned to a DVD. For assistance, contact
    Cost: 0.00 per
    Avail. in Qty: No

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