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Fight to Eat Right!

Ally Meyer, Brittany Pinkos, Chloe Bierbower, Kelly Lonergan, Maryam Beintema

Literature Review & Needs Assessment

Pre/Adolescents: 11-21 years old Changes include: body composition, sexual maturation, and the accumulation of skeletal mass

o Protein: 0.85 g/kg BW o Carbohydrate: 130 g/d or 45-65% kcal/d

o Fat: 25-35% kcal/d


Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Folate, and Vitamins A, B6, C, D and E

o 1300 mg/d Calcium

o 600 IU/d Vitamin D

o 400 mcg/d Folate

Literature Review & Needs Assessment

Health Habits & Concerns:

Busy lifestyle
Peer pressures Media Influences Eating disorders Frequent snacking Meal skipping Eating in front of the TV/computer Eating away from home at fast-food restaurants

Special Populations:

Vegan and vegetarian teens

o Vitamin D o Vitamin B12 o Iron o Zinc o Total fat and essential fatty acids Lactose-intolerant teens o Vitamin D o Calcium Supplement as needed

Health Programs in Champaign

Boys & Girls Club
o Helping kids to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand why it's important. o Includes K-12th grade o Promotes healthy food choices and being active o Snacks include at least two major food groups o Optional cooking classes teach cooking skills, nutrition, kitchen safety and food handling

Champaign County Community Park District

o Health Plan, known as the IPLAN, promotes a healthy and safe community o Targets obesity problem focusing on nutrition, diet and

Program Series Description

Lesson 1: Knowledge is Power
Learning Objectives:
1) To give examples of the risks of being malnourished and the importance of eating a well-balanced diet. 2) To identify common nutritional problems for this age group, such as obesity, nutritional deficiencies, and the risks of oversupplementation.

Activities: 1) Nutritional Problems Twenty Question Game 2) Nutrition Jeopardy Game

Program Series Description

Lesson 2: Learn the Facts
Learning Objectives:
1.Students will be able to read nutrition fact labels and do simple calculations that pertain to serving sizes and calories 2. Students will be able to select smart meal choices outside their home.

1.Students will calculate calorie needs and specific nutrient needs. 2.There will be a serving size game in which students will need to identify the correct serving size of a certain food and weigh out the proper serving size.

Program Series Description

Lesson 3: Shop Til You Drop
Learning objectives: 1) To apply the knowledge learned in lesson 2 and be able to buy groceries for a given meal. 2) To make nutritionally and financially responsible decisions while preparing for a meal. Activities: 1) Cost Comparison Challenge 2) Identify the Healthiest Option

Program Series Description

Lesson 4: Cooking in the Kitchen
Learning Objectives: 1.To prepare a healthful meal using proper cooking techniques. 2.To demonstrate their previous knowledge of serving sizes in an actual meal. Activities: 1. Meal Preparation 2. Serve in Proper Portions and Serving Sizes

Educational Materials
Lesson 1 Lesson 2

Educational Materials
Lesson 3 Lesson 4

Description of Evaluation Tool Pre-Test


Evaluate knowledge and behavior of students entering class Find out what students plan to learn
Evaluate the quality of learning Measure satisfaction of students Assess what can be done to improve the course

Post- Test
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Flyers in school newsletters & bulletin boards Social Media o Facebook & Twitter

Program Implementation Plan & Future Directions Quarterly program Have a Facebook group for program

Talk to us and each other o Encouragement

Be available for questions

Brown JE, Isaacs JS, Krinke JB, et al. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle. 5th ed. Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning; 2014.

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Staff. Champaign County Community Health Plan.
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