Take Off 4-Health Healthy Lifestyle Camp Nutrition Education Curriculum
Dunn, Carolyn Kusbit; Harr, Nancy; Crawford, Yancey; Henes, Sarah T.; Kinner, Stephanie; Sutton, Virginia; Kolasa, Kathryn M.; Collier, David N.
Summer camps designed to produce weight loss are popular childhood obesity interventions. Nutrition education is a critical component of youth weight loss camps and we will present the curriculum developed for a 3 week TO4H after finding no ready made program. It includes “camper meal cards”, a personalized nutrition prescription to guide the camper through family style meals; six lessons based on strategies recognized as contributing to healthy weight in youth; , and a take-home packet for campers’ families.. The handouts (available at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/pedsweightcenter/camp.cfm.) were branded, including partner logos