Healthy living in two worlds: Testing a wellness curriculum for urban native youth

Hilary N. Weaver, Kelly Jackson

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Abstract

The Healthy Living in Two Worlds project developed a wellness curriculum for urban, Northeastern Native American youth. The curriculum sought to increase physical activity, decrease or prevent recreational tobacco use, and increase healthy eating practices. The program was delivered in a summer day camp format to 16 Native American youth ages 9-13. These youth have considerable exposure to recreational tobacco use in their households and among their peers but they express an intention to resist pressure to use recreational tobacco products. Some of these youth do not eat regular meals, particularly breakfast and lunch. Program participants appear to be physically active and their activity seems to have increased after the program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-244
Number of pages14
JournalChild and Adolescent Social Work Journal
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

Keywords

  • American Indian
  • Cancer prevention
  • Native American
  • Urban youth
  • Wellness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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