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Title:Body Quest: Food of the Warrior
Pub. date: March 2013
Includes: Complete Curriculum with multimedia components
Audience: Children, Elementary School, Grades K-5
Language: English
Description:Body Quest: Food of the Warrior is a childhood obesity prevention initiative that combines Extension curriculum with iPad app technology. It uses anime characters to engage youth in a quest for healthy habits. The Leader's Guide includes seven lessons with supplemental resources. Seven iPad apps were written to complement lesson content, and while not required, will enhance the journey for students. Apps are available for free through iTunes.
Funding Source: SNAP-ED through the Alabama Department of Human Resources and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Details
Developer: Molly Gregg, Chuck Hill, Sondra M. Parmer, Barb Struempler
Organization: Alabama Cooperative Extension System Alabama A&M University and Auburn University
Phone: 334-844-2231
Mail: parmesm@auburn.edu
Pilot Testing: Developer states: "Data has been collected and showed significant increases in fruit and vegetable consumption among youth participating in BQ as compared to a control group."

Evaluation: An evaluation tool is not publically available at this time. Developers of the Body Quest curriculum would like to encourage SNAP-Ed programs who are interested in using these materials to contact them to arrange for participation in their global evaluation process. Results would be processed and analyzed through Auburn University. Individual State and local agency data would be shared with contributing agencies. Please contact developers for more information.

Assessment instrument Used? no
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes
Reviewers Comments: The Body Quest: Food of the Warier includes a nutrition education curriculum that is designed to be delivered over a series of 6 lessons that consist of a core lesson and optional supplemental activities. Each Body Quest lesson incorporates national health education standards through cross-curricular activities in math, science, social studies, and the arts. A Leader Guide provides complete information on all of the materials, an introduction to the Experiential Learning Model, instructions for each of the 6 core lessons and supplemental activities, as well as considerations for diversity in lifestyle and family life among participants.

Materials emphasizing sleep hygiene and healthy sleep habits fall outside of the scope of SNAP-Ed and were not reviewed for accuracy as part of this review. Developers state that guidance in these materials is based on recommendations from the National Sleep Foundation.

Availability
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Home Page: http://www.BodyQuest.aces.edu
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Alabama Cooperative Extension
    Mail: ACES Distribution Office
6 Duncan Hall
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849
    Phone: 334-844-1592
    Fax: 334-844-9650
    E-mail: publications@aces.edu
    Order URL:https://store.aces.edu/ListItems.aspx?Keyword=Body%20Quest
    Cost: 0.00 per free downloads
    Avail. in Qty: No
User FeedbackDate
this sounds exciting, I've looked it over and I'm impressed.
    –mary
2013-10-31

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