4-H Teens as Teachers Project leads to development of an innovative food literacy curriculum for adolescents
- Author: Lyndsey Ruiz
- Author: Rachel Scherr
- Author: Kelly M. Brian, program and evaluation analyst, CalFresh Healthy Living, UC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on: August 15, 2019
Compared to other youth age groups, adolescents in particular have the lowest quality diets and the highest rates of obesity in the United States. Childhood and teen obesity has increased over the last several decades and rates are at an all-time high in the United States and California, specifically. As obesity in formative years progresses into adulthood, it is imperative that measures be taken to slow this trajectory.
This concern prompts the need for novel obesity prevention programs. One potential contributor is a lack of food literacy, which involves having the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy dietary choices. However, programs aimed at improving food literacy in adolescents are lacking. Therefore, there is a...
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