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ERIC Number: EJ1067012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Empowering Youth to Take Charge of School Wellness
Hughes, Luanne J.; Savoca, LeeAnne; Grenci, Alexandra
Journal of Extension, v53 n3 Article 3IAW5 Jun 2015
Youth Advisory Councils (YACs) ensure that students are represented in school wellness discussions. YACs empower students to present ideas, insights, and input on nutrition and physical activity; work alongside peers to assess wellness needs; and develop recommendations for enhancing/expanding the school wellness environment. YACs provide a platform for students to make positive impacts on their school's wellness policy. The YAC described in this article provided recommendations to increase fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods on the cafeteria menu; expand opportunities for physical activity; and enhance the school lunch experience in the cafeteria.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
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