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Bienestar Health
Developer
National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
Year
2004

Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit.* Bienestar Health Program is a culturally tailored school-based diabetes mellitus prevention program for low-income Mexican American children. There are four components to Bienestar: 1) health and physical education classes, 2) an after-school health club, 3) family activities, and 4) a food service component. The 13 health classes cover nutrition, physical activity, self-esteem, self-control, and diabetes mellitus.

Funding Source
National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
Free Material
No
SNAP-Ed Toolkit Classification
Evidence-based
Evidence
  • Evaluated
SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

* SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States is a compilation of interventions. The toolkit was developed by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, The Association of SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT), and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the USDA. It is designed and updated to help state SNAP-Ed administrative and implementing agencies identify evidence-based obesity prevention programs and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies and interventions to include in their SNAP-Ed plans.