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Bringing up students in the Healthy Lifestyle Multiplier Students program, São Paulo, Brazil.

Zanetta R, Nobre MR, Lancarotte I - Prev Chronic Dis (2008)

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Affiliation: Health Education Ltda, São Paulo, Brazil

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Health education practices are central to preventing heart disease. The great challenge remains how to promote the adoption of healthy behaviors that can reduce risk factors for heart disease. In São Paulo, Brazil, the Healthy Lifestyle Multiplier Students program is based on studies that train older students ("multipliers") as peer educators for younger students. These students influence each others' cultural development and psychosocial growth, encourage one another to diversify their social relationships, and transform teaching-learning experiences. This intervention focused on physical activity, healthy diet, and the health effects of cigarette and alcohol consumption.

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A hopscotch game was part of a lesson on healthy foods.
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Figure 2: A hopscotch game was part of a lesson on healthy foods.

Mentions: For the healthy diet theme, multiplier students chose a food demonstration in 4 phases. During the first phase, they talked about the benefits of a healthy diet. They displayed handmade posters throughout the school, calling attention to the colors of different foods and the importance of eating a variety of foods. In the second phase, they made posters with peers, using collage material from magazines, newspapers, and supermarket flyers, focusing on healthy and less healthy foods and daily activities. During this activity they talked with peers about lifestyles and habits. In the third phase, they provided foods for peers to taste as part of a hopscotch game with questions and answers (Figure 2). The game aimed not to test the peers' knowledge but to select foods, during a fun activity, for the peers to taste.


Bringing up students in the Healthy Lifestyle Multiplier Students program, São Paulo, Brazil.

Zanetta R, Nobre MR, Lancarotte I - Prev Chronic Dis (2008)

A hopscotch game was part of a lesson on healthy foods.
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Figure 2: A hopscotch game was part of a lesson on healthy foods.
Mentions: For the healthy diet theme, multiplier students chose a food demonstration in 4 phases. During the first phase, they talked about the benefits of a healthy diet. They displayed handmade posters throughout the school, calling attention to the colors of different foods and the importance of eating a variety of foods. In the second phase, they made posters with peers, using collage material from magazines, newspapers, and supermarket flyers, focusing on healthy and less healthy foods and daily activities. During this activity they talked with peers about lifestyles and habits. In the third phase, they provided foods for peers to taste as part of a hopscotch game with questions and answers (Figure 2). The game aimed not to test the peers' knowledge but to select foods, during a fun activity, for the peers to taste.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Health Education Ltda, São Paulo, Brazil

ABSTRACT

Health education practices are central to preventing heart disease. The great challenge remains how to promote the adoption of healthy behaviors that can reduce risk factors for heart disease. In São Paulo, Brazil, the Healthy Lifestyle Multiplier Students program is based on studies that train older students ("multipliers") as peer educators for younger students. These students influence each others' cultural development and psychosocial growth, encourage one another to diversify their social relationships, and transform teaching-learning experiences. This intervention focused on physical activity, healthy diet, and the health effects of cigarette and alcohol consumption.

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