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Title:Teen Battle Chef
Alt. Title:Jr. Teen Battle Chef
Pub. date: 2014 (original publication 2003)
Edition: 5th
Includes: Toolkit including curriculum, recipes, activities, handouts, 3-part certificate training (distance learning and hands on); program evaluation and training
Audience: Children, Middle School, High School, Teenagers
Language: English
Description:A semester-long youth development program exploring food, nutrition, food systems, leadership, and gardening education, while battling obesity and chronic disease. Curriculum is based on the social cognitive and self-efficacy theoretical behavior change models. Toolkit includes curriculum guide, recipes, activities, handouts, 3-part certificate training, program evaluation and training.
Funding Source: FamilyCook Productions; HealthCorps; Ford Foundation; Urban Assembly
Details
Developer: Lynn Fredericks & Mercedes Sanchez
Organization: FamilyCook Productions
Mail: info@familycookproductions.com
Length: 8 lessons, 2 hours each
Readability: 4.0
Assessment Method: Flesh-Kincaid
Pilot Testing: The TBC program was piloted with supported research and evaluation that was published in the Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior in fall, 2011. Article can be found here.

FamilyCook Productions continues to conduct research annually and improve the program based on the results.

Assessment instrument Used? Yes
Use Restrictions: May not copy.
Reviewers Comments: To use this program, sites must first purchase a license. Visit the licensing page to understand what the purchase of a license includes and licensing requirements.

The program also requires that at least two instructors from each site complete a 3-part training certification before conducting the program. While two of the three parts can be completed remotely, part two is hands-on and requires trainees to be present.

The nutrition tools used to teach nutrition fundamentals in this program use a "Health Pyramid" rather than using MyPlate. Additionally, the lesson plan for session 2 has an individual activity that uses MyPyramid.gov's Individual Menu Planner. All the tasks in this activity should be done using MyPlate's SuperTracker.

Availability
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Jr. / Teen Battle Chef Web site: http://www.familycookproductions.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=83&Itemid=45
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: FamilyCook Productions
    Mail: 330 East 43rd Street, Ste. 704
New York, NY 10017
    E-mail: info@familycookproductions.com
    Cost: 400.00 per program license
    Avail. in Qty: Yes

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