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Wise Eating for Youth

Wise Eating promotes behaviors that support adolescents with establishing a healthy relationship with food, as well as incorporating physical activity for an overall healthy lifestyle.  Adolescents will learn how to recognize and describe hunger, how to handle emotions without turning to food, discover the satisfaction factors during eating, learn the benefits of and identify tips for being physically active, and make healthier food choices that satisfy taste buds.

Wise Eating for Youth: Overview: is the first of six modules designed to help youth in grades 6 to 8 develop healthy eating habits, introduces concepts of Wise Eating and explains how it can help them develop a healthy relationship with food. 8 pages, color.

Wise Eating for Youth: Respect Your Hunger: the second of six modules designed to help youth in grades 6-8 develop positive health habits, helps youth recognize and describe hunger by using the Hunger Scale. 12 pages, color.

Wise Eating for Youth: Discover the Satisfaction Factor: the third of six modules designed to help youth in grades 6-8 develop positive health habits, helps youth discover the satisfaction factors during eating. 12 pages, color.

Wise Eating for Youth: Take Charge of Your Emotions without Using Foods: the fourth of six modules designed to help youth in grades 6-8 develop positive health habits, teaches youth techniques to prevent overeating and how to handle emotions without using foods. 8 pages, color.

Wise Eating for Youth: Be Active! Feel the Difference! the fifth of six modules designed to help youth in grades 6-8 develop positive health habits, teaches youth the benefits of physical activity and tips to enjoy being physically active. 8 page, color.

Wise Eating for Youth: Pick the Right Fuel for Your Body: the final lesson of six modules designed to help youth in grades 6-8 develop positive health habits, teaches youth how to make informed food choices that support overall health and satisfy their taste buds. 8 pages, color.

 


If you have questions or concerns about You Are What You Eat, please contact Dr. Tandalayo Kidd, Professor, and Extension Specialist, Kansas State University, Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, 1324 Lover's Lane, 203 Justin Hall, Manhattan, KS  66506. 785-532-0154 or email: martan@ksu.edu