A group of animated characters, the Body Quest Warriors, are leading the fight to prevent childhood obesity. Body Quest is an innovative childhood obesity prevention initiative that empowers third graders and their parents to make healthier choices.
This statewide effort employs a combination of theory-driven classroom instruction, technology and evidence-based approaches to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. The Body Quest Warriors challenge elementary youth to develop healthy behaviors through Apple iPad apps. Third graders are energized in new ways to eat fruits and vegetables offered through the National School Lunch Program.
Momentum continues into the home environment with simple, fun and action-oriented parent participation, setting Body Quest apart as an exemplary multi-level intervention.
- Increase student fruit and vegetable consumption through the National School Lunch Program
- Impact student choices regarding sugary beverage consumption and physical activity
- Help parents make the home more vegetable friendly through recipe preparation
- Motivate parents to make positive changes through text message reminders