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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Peer-led theater as a nutrition education strategy

Authors
item Colby, Sarah
item Haldeman, Lauren - UNIV N CAROLINA GREENSBOR

Submitted to: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 20, 2006
Publication Date: January 7, 2007
Citation: Colby, S.E., Haldeman, L. 2007. Peer-led theater as a nutrition education strategy. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 39(1):48-49.

Interpretive Summary: This article describes the creative process of using peer-led theater as a nutrition education strategy with Latino youth promoting healthy traditional Mexican foods. The article focuses on the theatrical principles involved and is written primarily for an audience of theater professionals. The intention of this article is to expand the awareness of theater professionals, who may already be using theater in non-nutrition related education areas, on the use of theater in nutrition education.

Technical Abstract: This article describes the creative process of using peer-led theater as a nutrition education strategy with Latino youth promoting healthy traditional Mexican foods. The article focuses on the theatrical principles involved and is written primarily for an audience of theater professionals. The intention of this article is to expand the awareness of theater professionals, who may already be using theater in non-nutrition related education areas, on the use of theater in nutrition education.

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