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Free NIH Curriculum to Educate Youth about Nutrition and Physical Activity

The National Institutes of Health has recently released an updated version of Media-Smart Youth, an interactive program to help young people better understand the complex media world around them and how it can influence their health. The 10-lesson curriculum, designed for youth ages 11 to 13, includes activities on nutrition, physical activity, media literacy, and media production.

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Public health professionals and students involved in obesity prevention efforts may be interested in using Media-Smart Youth in partnership with schools, afterschool programs, or other youth-serving organizations in their communities. The NIH offers free program materials and technical assistance to help sites implement the program.

To learn more:

Questions? Email MediaSmartYouth@mail.nih.gov, or call 1-800-370-2943.