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Body Quest group of children having packed lunches

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.

Body Quest

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.

Key Objectives

  1. Increase student fruit and vegetable consumption through the National School Lunch Program.
  2. Impact student choices regarding sugary beverage consumption and physical activity.
  3. Help parents make the home more vegetable-friendly through recipe preparation.
  4. Motivate parents to also make positive changes through text message reminders.


Body Quest Downloadable Resources

ThumbnailNameFile Type
Body Quest Leaders GuidePDF
Body Quest Card DeckPDF
Body Quest Window Shade BannerPDF
Body Quest Power BandsPDF
Body Quest Character StickersPDF
Body Quest Folder StickersPDF
Body Quest Recipe MagnetsPDF


Body Quest Customizable Downloads

ThumbnailNameFile Type
Body Quest Vow Poster (11" x 17")PDF
Body Quest Vow Poster (16" x 32")PDF
Body Quest Vow CardsPDF
Body Quest Scrolling BannerPDF
Body Quest Character Poster (11" x 17")PDF
Body Quest Character Poster (16" x 32")PDF
Body Quest Battle CryPDF
Body Quest Warrior CertificatePDF
Body Quest Pencil & Paper ActivitiesPDF
Body Quest Showcase ActivitiesPDF
Body Quest Family Warrior Tool - SleepPDF
Body Quest Family CalendarPDF
Body Quest Family Discussion PromptsPDF


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