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BodyWorks – A toolkit for healthy teens and strong families
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BodyWorks toolkit

These materials are available to order by current trainers only.

The BodyWorks toolkit includes:
Cover of how-to guide for parents  4Teens Guide For Guys Guide

How-to guides, for parents (PDF, 9.6 MB), teen girls (PDF, 11 MB) and teen guys (PDF, 1.5 MB)

These how-to-guides provide parents and teens with information on nutrition, physical activity and goal setting. The guides also have quizzes, games, and interviews with teens, parents, and providers.

Cover of family food and fitness journal  Cover of teen food and fitness journal

Food and fitness journals, one each for families (PDF, 130 KB) and teens (PDF, 1.8 MB)

The food and fitness journals allow families to better understand current eating and activity habits by recording meals, snacks, and physical activity.


Let's Shop, Cook, and Eat Together - Video on healthy shopping and cooking strategies

This video gives families menu planning tips as well as healthy grocery shopping and cooking strategies. It also provides trainers with a facilitator's guide for discussion groups.

Cover of recipe book

Recipe book - English (PDF, 2.7 MB)

The recipe book provides families with low-cost, easy-to-prepare meals and snacks that are low in fat and calories.

Weekly meal planner refrigerator magnet

Weekly meal planner refrigerator magnet (PDF, 130 KB)

This magnet helps parents/caregivers plan meals, snacks, and physical activity for the week, while involving kids in food and activity planning.

Shopping list 

Shopping list (PDF, 90 KB)

The shopping lists are designed to encourage families to plan weekly menus and remind them to buy health staple foods.

Content last updated January 30, 2009.

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