Training, Supporting, and Empowering Young Adults and Teens For Teaching and Leadership Roles in Obesity Prevention

A session at Priester National Health Extension Conference

Tuesday 16th April, 2013

10:50am to 11:50am (PST)

The Teens for Obesity Prevention (Teen-OP) model being developed by the collaborative efforts of Extension at South Dakota State University (SDSU) and University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) helps to expand school system capabilities and promote program sustainability via utilization of teen teachers supported by trained adult coaches. This session will look at recruitment, training, implementation, evaluation and support mechanisms for this type of cross age teaching and mentoring model. Presenters will also share how they have assessed the impact of the program on the teens and university students in their nutrition and physical activity behavioral changes and soft skill development.

Becky Jensen, South Dakota State University
Michelle Krehbiel , University of Nebraska

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Time 10:50am11:50am PST

Date Tue 16th April 2013

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