Third-grade classrooms in Alabama are transformed each year into a dojo to combat childhood obesity.
A group of six Body Quest Warriors — a group of animated characters designed by Alabama SNAP-Ed at Auburn University — are leading the charge to teach students about the power of making good food choices.
The warriors engage students through a SNAP-Ed curriculum called Body Quest, an innovative childhood obesity prevention initiative that empowers third graders and their parents to make healthier choices.
This statewide effort employs a combination of theory-driven classroom instruction, technology, and evidence-based approaches to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. The Body Quest Warriors challenge elementary youth to develop healthy behaviors through Apple iPad apps.
Third graders are energized in new and exciting ways to eat fruits and vegetables offered through the National School Lunch Program.
The fun continues when students go home with simple, fun, and action-oriented parent participation, setting this initiative apart as an exemplary multi-level intervention.
- Increase student fruit and vegetable consumption through the National School Lunch Program.
- Impact student choices regarding sugary beverage consumption and physical activity.
- Help parents make the home more vegetable-friendly through recipe preparation.
- Motivate parents to also make positive changes through text message reminders.
Body Quest Downloadable Resources
|Body Quest Leaders Guide|
|Body Quest Card Deck|
|Body Quest Window Shade Banner|
|Body Quest Power Bands|
|Body Quest Character Stickers|
|Body Quest Folder Stickers|
|Body Quest Recipe Magnets|
Body Quest Customizable Downloads
|Body Quest Vow Poster (11" x 17")|
|Body Quest Vow Poster (16" x 32")|
|Body Quest Vow Cards|
|Body Quest Scrolling Banner|
|Body Quest Character Poster (11" x 17")|
|Body Quest Character Poster (16" x 32")|
|Body Quest Battle Cry|
|Body Quest Warrior Certificate|
|Body Quest Pencil & Paper Activities|
|Body Quest Showcase Activities|
|Body Quest Family Warrior Tool - Sleep|
|Body Quest Family Calendar|
|Body Quest Family Discussion Prompts|