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Resource for youth ages 8 through 18.

Using technology like exergaming and apps to improve health and reduce childhood obesity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports that 18.2 percent of children ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese in Alabama.1 Teens still struggle to add physical activities to their daily routine.

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  • Alabama ranks 16th for obesity among 10- to 17-year-olds.
  • Obesity increases risk of chronic diseases.
  • TEEN (Technology Enhancing Exercise and Nutrition) program uses technology to engage youth in health education.
  • TEEN teaches how nutrition and exercise can reduce childhood obesity.
  • Visit www.aces.edu to request TEEN for your classroom or youth group.

What is TEEN?

  • TEEN is the acronym for Technology Enhancing Exercise and Nutrition.
  • This program uses technology such as apps, exergaming, and health-related websites to engage teens.
  • These tools are used to increase knowledge of nutrition and exercise in an effort to reduce childhood obesity.
  • TEEN is an active program that works great in a school gym or other large areas where participants can spread out and move.

 

 

Who is TEEN for?

  • TEEN works with all school-age children, 8 through 18.
  • The TEEN series can be reserved for your classroom or other youth groups.

How much does TEEN cost?

  • The TEEN program is absolutely free.
  • Alabama Extension personnel will come to your class or community facility.
  • Personnel takes care of everything for the session from set-up, teaching the session, and follow-up data analysis.

Contact Us

Alabama Extension serves all 67 Alabama counties. If your county isn’t listed below, contact the nearest county on the list or the program specialist in the state office.

State Office – Health and Nutrition Specialist, Tamara Warren
Office: (256) 372-4981 Email: tcw0004@aces.edu

State Office – Health and Nutrition Project Coordinator, Shanetria Brown
Office: (256) 372-4942 Email: skb0050@aces.edu

 

References:

1 The State of Obesity. The State of Obesity in Alabama. Retrieved 8/23/19 https://www.stateofobesity.org/states/al/

Alabama Extension. More in our cities

 

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