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Bukhari, Ali; Fredericks, Lynn; Wylie-Rosett, Judith – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2011
Studies have suggested that skill-building through hands-on cooking as a nutrition education strategy, is effective to improve overall dietary quality among participants. FamilyCook Productions' "Diet for a Healthy Planet with Teen Battle Chefs(TM)" curriculum using this approach, was piloted in 2008 in a Brooklyn public high school…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Food Service, Program Evaluation, Focus Groups
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education Services. – 1993
This supplement to the Teen Living curriculum contains materials to help teachers integrate family skills and tech prep skills into consumer home economics programs. It is keyed to a 2-semester consumer home economics course, based on the North Carolina Program of Studies (revised 1992); it is designed to help students focus on the relationship…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavioral Objectives, Career Development, Competence
Loudoun County Public Schools, Leesburg, VA. – 1989
The Loudoun County, Virginia, middle school home economics curriculum has been designed to meet the unique needs of the early adolescent. It is based on three major concepts: (1) basic skills; (2) self-knowledge/understanding/decision making; and (3) independence/interdependence. This guide on teen living for seventh graders includes a curriculum…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Education, Clothing, Competency Based Education
Ledebur, Gary W.; Lawer, Jo Ann R. – 1990
In 1984 the Pennsylvania Department of Education notified school districts that they could not deny pregnant or parenting students an education; could not put them on homebound instruction in the absence of medical conditions; and could not place them involuntarily in segregated alternative programs. The state supplied additional funds to start…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Dropout Prevention, Early Parenthood, High Schools
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Melnyk, Bernadette M.; Jacobson, Diana; Kelly, Stephanie; O'Haver, Judith; Small, Leigh; Mays, Mary Z. – Journal of School Health, 2009
Background: Obesity and mental health disorders are 2 major public health problems in American adolescents, with prevalence even higher in Hispanic teens. Despite the rapidly increasing incidence and adverse health outcomes associated with overweight and mental health problems, very few intervention studies have been conducted with adolescents to…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Obesity, Nutrition, Attention Control
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Alley, Holly; And Others – Journal of Extension, 1995
A 9-month nutrition curriculum was presented to 438 low-income pregnant teens. Pre/posttest data showed that nutrition knowledge increased, but improvements in diet behavior were not apparent. (SK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Dietetics, Early Parenthood
Narins, Dorice M.; Hill, Virginia R. – 1982
Because of the importance of nutrition during teenage pregnancies, the Illinois State Council on Nutrition held public hearings in Chicago and in Carbondale, areas having a high incidence of infant mortality. Several issues were identified: (1) effects on nutrition of low income, poor nutrition habits, and lack of understanding of the increased…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Congenital Impairments, Eating Habits
Swartz, B. J.; Zimmerman, Karen J. – School Library Journal, 1989
This selected bibliography lists government publications geared for preschool children through high school students in the areas of American Indians, astronomy, crafts, drug and alcohol abuse, energy, environment, food and nutrition, history, the postal service, safety, space science, and weather. Suggestions for locating and obtaining government…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Depository Libraries, Government Publications
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2015
This annual snapshot of child well-being is intended to inform policymakers and the public of the progress of and challenges to ensuring the health, welfare, and safety of all children. Following a special section on the racial disparities that exist among New Jersey children based on the Annie E. Casey Foundation's "Race for Results"…
Descriptors: Well Being, Children, Family Characteristics, Child Health
Kidd, Audrey E.; And Others – 1977
These six learning modules present text, illustrations, and exercises designed to teach the general public and nutrition students about basic nutrition and diet. The first module, "High Fiber Diet--Live Longer and Better!" by Audrey E. Kidd, discusses the benefits of a high fiber diet and lists the foods that are high in fiber. The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Cultural Influences, Dietetics
Hemmerich, Cecelia A.; And Others – 1973
The nutrition instruction guide is designed for volunteer leaders in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), which focuses on youth nutrition education and understanding teenagers. Teaching techniques incorporate the importance of socialization, "discovering" answers, positive reinforcement, and teenager involvement in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Body Weight, Dietetics, Drug Education
Copa, Patricia M.; Parsons, Joanne H. – 1980
This paper is an evaluation of a curriculum guide designed to promote better eating habits in young children through educating teens as child care workers and future parents. The curriculum guide was initially field tested in two occupational child care classrooms in Minneapolis. The overall purpose of the evaluation was to determine whether the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Curriculum Evaluation, Eating Habits, Field Tests
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Macnab, Andrew J.; Stewart, Donald; Gagnon, Faith A. – Health Education, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the rationale for and potential of World Health Organization (WHO) health promoting schools (HPS) in Africa. Design/Methodology/Approach: Overview of the related literature and presentations at the 2011 Stellenbosch international colloquium on HPS relating to sub-Saharan Africa. Findings: Schools…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Hygiene, Nutrition, Disabilities
Whipple, Vicky – 1987
The Career Education and Training for Teen Parents Program was implemented at Kishwaukee College (Malta, Illinois) to provide educational and vocational services to teen parents (ages 14 to 21) and to establish a regional delivery system and community linkages that would integrate training, education, and support services for teen parents in the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Awareness, Career Counseling, Career Guidance
Dulaney, Sue – 1992
This program is designed to help adolescents make responsible choices, take control of their lives, and learn their true interests. The ultimate goal of the program is to make the participant more employable and to direct thinking toward building a personal resume. The program is divided into 14 weekly sessions. Some parts require the student to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Guidance, Daily Living Skills, Goal Orientation
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