Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit.*
Eagle Adventure (EA) is for grades 1-3, designed around the Eagle Book series developed by CDC Div of Diabetes Translation’s Native Diabetes Wellness Program, Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee and Indian Health Service, in response to the burden of type 2 diabetes among Native Americans and need for prevention materials for children. EA teaches importance of fruits, vegetables and physical activity. Relevant for prevention of diabetes, obesity and other chronic disease, EA honors tradition and culture with storytelling.
- Pilot Tested
From the author: Eagle Adventure evaluation was designed to addresses multiple levels of influence. Primary indicators measured are healthy eating (ST1, MT1, LT1) and physical activity (ST3, MT3, and LT3). A pre/post evaluation administered to youth/individual level was designed to measure these indicators. Instrument scales have strong internal consistency α>0.7. Instruments are also available to measure interpersonal/family behavior change (post-test only),and organizational/school change (teacher survey). Qualitative instruments may be requested that helped inform development of the program and ones that facilitate program adaptation to address policy, systems and environmental change efforts.
Other relevant articles or publications related to this resource:
- 2015. Program featured in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015). Traditional Foods in Native America—Part IV: A Compendium of Stories from the Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Atlanta, GA: Native Diabetes Wellness Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndwp/traditional-foods/index.html
- 2014. Highlighted as best practice in Healing Our Community through Narrative: The Power of Storytelling. Presentation by Dawn Satterfield, PhD, RN, Native Diabetes Wellness Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?18366
- 2012. Dr. Rodney Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health award, the highest honor of the Champions of Health awards. Information available at: http://www.championsofhealth.org/2012_winners_announced.html
- 2011. Formative assessment strategies included as best practice in: Judith Madill , Libbie Wallace , Karine Goneau-Lessard , Robb Stuart MacDonald , Celine Dion. 2011. Best practices in social marketing among Aboriginal people. Journal of Social Marketing. 4(2), 155 – 175.
* 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.