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Resource for youth ages 8–18. Using technology like exergaming and apps to improve health and reduce childhood obesity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports that 18.2% of children ages 10-17 are overweight or obese in Alabama.1 Teens still struggle to add physical activities to their daily routine.

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, 8–18.
  • 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.
  • We take 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, Dr. 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/

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