Materials available: Media-Smart Youth

Posted by on December 15, 2006

[posted from Promising Practices in After School]

Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active!
New after-school program materials now available

Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active! is designed to help young people ages 11 to 13 become aware of how media may influence the choices they make. The program, developed by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), features fun, hands-on, interactive activities that teach critical thinking skills to help young people make smart decisions about what they eat and how they spend their time.

The program helps young people acquire knowledge and skills in four key areas?media awareness, media production, nutrition, and physical activity?and is consistent with national education standards of learning.

The Media-Smart Youth kit includes a Facilitator?s Guide for the 10 lesson-curriculum, which features helpful resources for implementing the program?including master copies of handouts for reproduction, a poster, and video/DVD featuring a program overview and segments to supplement the program lessons.

To read more about the program, see the Media-Smart Youth fact sheet or review the Facilitator?s Guide, visit For more information, see the attached news release.

To order a free program kit, contact:

NICHD Information Resource Center
Phone: 1-800-370-2943 (TTY: 1-888-320-6942)
Fax: (301) 984-1473

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