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cover of book Eagle Adventure
Chickasaw Nation SNAP-Ed. & Oklahoma State University Solution-based Health Innovations and Nutrition Excellence (SHINE). Partners in Indian Country.

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.

Funding Source
Free Material
Cost ($)
  • Pilot Tested
Evaluation Information

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.

SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

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:
  • 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:
  • 2012. Dr. Rodney Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health award, the highest honor of the Champions of Health awards. Information available at:
  • 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.