BodyWorks—A Toolkit for Healthy Teens and Strong Families

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BodyWorks—A Toolkit for Healthy Teens and Strong Families

Description

BodyWorks is a program designed to help parents and caregivers of adolescents improve family eating and activity habits. The program focuses on parents as role models and provides them with hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight.

The BodyWorks program uses a train-the-trainer model to distribute the toolkit through community-based organizations, state health agencies, nonprofit organizations, health clinics, hospitals, and health care systems.

The following resources are available for download:

  • How-to guides
  • Food and fitness journals
  • Recipe book
  • Meal planner
  • Shopping list

Developer:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health

Funding Sources:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health

History

Release Date: 2009
Original Summary: May 2012
Last Updated: 01/15/14

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