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RTIPS Meet-up with Richard Rosenkranz: Healthier Troops in a SNAP (Scouting Nutrition and Activity Program)

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I am pleased that SNAP has been added to the Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) site!  

Healthier Troops in a SNAP is a health promotion program that is delivered by Girl Scout troop leaders.  It involves creation of fruit and vegetable snacks, fun physical activities that can be done in meetings and at home with parents, and a supporting educational curriculum with badge-related homework activities.  Along with physical activity and healthful eating, this program focuses on the importance of family meals, limiting television, and choosing water over soda. The program focuses on ways to make healthful changes, both in troop meetings, and in girls’ homes.

I offer some reflections about how it can be implemented and would be interested in hearing from you on R2R.

  • What has been your experience reaching youth through physical activitiy and nutrition programs?
  • Have you worked with scouts or youth groups?
  • What suggestions would you offer others looking to move evidence-based programs into practice in these contexts?

I lok forward to hearing your experiences.