May 30, 2006

RESOURCES: Media Smart Youth: Eat Think and Be Active

Media Smart Youth: Eat Think and Be Active

A new after-school program helps kids interpret the numerous messages they receive every day to make healthier choices about food and physical activity. The materials, available free on the Web, were developed by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

"Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active"! is designed to help young people ages 11 to 13 become aware of how media may influence the choices they make. The program's fun, hands-on, interactive activities teach critical thinking skills that will help young people make smart decisions about what they eat and how they spend their time.

The "Media-Smart Youth" curriculum, available at, consists of 10 lessons and a major project that help young people acquire knowledge and skills in four key areas.

Another good resource for media literacy is the New Mexico Media Literacy Project


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