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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