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Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit.* An interactive after-school education program for youth ages 11 to 13. Designed to empower young people to: become aware of media's role in influencing their nutrition and physical activity choices; build skills that help them make informed decisions about being physically active and eating nutritious food in daily life; establish healthy habits that will last into adulthood; learn about media and create their own media products to educate their peers. The Media-Smart Youth program retired in 2017. For more information, please contact the NICHD Information Resource Center at 1-800-370-2943 or at

NIH. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
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NIH. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
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  • Evaluated
  • Pilot Tested
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* 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.

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