Please Note: Medical nutrition therapy is not allowable for SNAP-Ed. We strongly recommend you partner with a healthcare professional to provide those components of this intervention. Components focused on healthy eating and physical activity are appropriate for SNAP-Ed.
Target Behavior: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Reduced Screen Time
Intervention Type: Direct Education
Intervention Reach and Adoption
Setting: Health care, Indian Tribal Organizations, Schools
Target Audience: High School, Parents/Mothers/Fathers, Adults, Older Adults
- 2 orientation videos for instructors.
- 8 power-point presentations (one for each lesson).
- Written instructor guides for each lesson.
- Weekly coaching assignments.
All materials are available to receive and download electronically after signing a letter of agreement. Additional program guidance is available on the SYDCP website (https://med.stanford.edu/stanfordyouthcoaches.html).
The following publications summarize program acceptability and impact on students, family members, and instructors.
- Gefter L, Morioka-Douglas N, Srivastava A, Rodriguez E (2016) Supporting At-Risk Youth and Their Families to Manage and Prevent Diabetes: Developing a National Partnership of Medical Residency Programs and High Schools. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0158477. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158477
- Gefter LR, Douglas MN, Srivastava A, Rodriguez E (2019) Addressing Health Disparities and Increasing Cultural Competency of Medical Trainees with Community Engagement. J Community Med Health Educ 9: 647. doi:10.4172/2161-0711.1000647
- Gefter L, Rosas LG, Rodriguez E, Morioka-Douglas N. Training at-risk youth to become diabetes self-management coaches for family members: partnering family medicine residents with underserved schools: Partnering family medicine residents with underserved schools. Diabetes Educ. 2014;40(6):786-796. doi:10.1177/0145721714549676
Evidence-based Approach: Research-tested
|Readiness and Capacity – Short Term (ST)||Changes – Medium Term (MT)||Effectiveness and Maintenance – Long Term (LT)||Population Results (R)|
|Environmental Settings||ST6, ST7|
|Sectors of Influence||MT11|
Significant outcomes were found for the following indicators:
- MT1: (c) Ate more than one kind of fruit, (d) Ate more than one kind of vegetable, (h) Drinking fewer sugary drinks/sweetened beverages, (k) Eating fewer sweets and sugary foods, (l) Cups of fruit consumed per day, (m) Cups of vegetables consumed per day
- MT3: (a) Increases in physical activity and leisure sport, (b) Increases in physical activity when you breathed harder than normal (moderate-vigorous physical activity), (c)Exercised hard for 10 minutes or more/physical activity to make muscles stronger, (d) Physical education or gym class activities (school PE) (Exercised or played so hard that the body got tired).
- ST6: Program Champions
- ST7: Organizational Partnerships
- MT11: Health Care Clinical Community Linkages
- Youth health coaches’ pre and post test surveys
- Instructor post-surveys
- High School Teachers’ post-surveys
- High School Administrators’ post-surveys
- Coaches’ weekly coaching assignments
- Focus group questions for instructors after participation
Dr. Liana Gefter
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