To provide a connection to policy, systems, and environmental changes, five Community Connections are currently being piloted in seven urban high schools and will be added to the LL-S program in 2020. These activities (which can be used as homework) promote engagement and discussions intended to help students carry their classroom learning to out-of-school situations where they make food choices such as at home, stores/markets, fast food restaurants, and corner stores.
Target Behavior: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Reducing Screen Time, Other: Local Foods
Intervention Type: Direct Education
Intervention Reach and Adoption
Setting: School (Learn)
Target Audience: Middle School, High School (Future: Teens and adults in community settings, places where people with cognitive disabilities learn or work)
- Ensuring Success (User Guide) and Program Overview
- Posters (10): Large, appealing posters are used as a visual to engage students and reinforce the message beyond the lesson
- Lesson Guides (10): One-page, laminated lesson guides minimize prep time and make the program easy for teachers/educators to use.
- Process Evaluation to use as is or customize if desired.
- Community Connections (for 2020): Topics for the Community Connection supplements extend learning in the areas of budget, food access, food waste, food marketing, and seasonality.
Process evaluations completed by teachers indicated that being involved in the lessons resulted in positive changes to their personal food choices. Teachers also reported that the lessons prompted classroom discussions related to healthy eating and barriers faced by students to improve their food choices or eating pattern.
Evidence-based Approach: Practice-tested
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