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Title:Inspiring Youth, Growing Change
Alt. Title:Nurturing Strong Minds for a Healthy Community
Pub. date: December 2011
Edition: 1st
Includes: Report
Audience: Nutrition Educators
Language: English
Description:"The Network for a Healthy California initiated this report to learn more about the impacts, successes, and challenges of the Youth Engagement Initiative (YEI), which began in 2006. A primary goal of this report is to document changes resulting from the local projects, from the youth in the project to the built environment."
Funding Source: USDA. FNS. SNAP-Ed.
Developer: Network For a Healthy California
Organization: California Department of Public Health
Phone: 1-888-328-3483
Length: 42 Pages
Assessment instrument Used? no
Reviewers Comments: Inspiring Youth, Growing Change provides an overview of the Youth Engagement Initiative (YEI). Although not a formal evaluation this report does provide information on impacts, successes, and challenges experienced since implementation. The data and information in this report was attained through key informant interviews with adult allies and project coordinators. The youth voice is not represented.

The report starts with details of the YEI, an initiative designed to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables and increase daily activity among low-income families. YEI is carried out through various project sites that conduct youth-lead participatory action research (PAR) projects with middle and high school youth.

Impacts: Impacts were indicated by interviewees and the areas include:

  • Eating and physical activity behavior changes
  • School and community changes
  • New skills acquired
  • Projects expansion

Implementation challenges: This section gives a general summary of each challenge, which is often applicable to any youth-led program and sometimes any nutrition education program.

The Advice from the Field section contains a "top ten" list that is a compilation of advice that adult project staff have for those interested in youth-led (PAR) projects. Finally, the report has a Case Study section that details some of specific project sites programs, successes and experiences.

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    Distributor: Network for a Healthy California
    Mail: 1616 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95814
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    Cost: 3.00 per report
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