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|Title:||Teen Battle Chef|
|Alt. Title:||Jr. Teen Battle Chef|
|Pub. date: ||2014 (original publication 2003)|
|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|
|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|
|Developer: ||Lynn Fredericks & Mercedes Sanchez|
|Organization: ||FamilyCook Productions|
|Length: ||8 lessons, 2 hours each|
|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.