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Diabetes Prevention Program

Obesity in children has reached epidemic levels in the United States. In fact, the obesity rate for children ages 6 to 11 has more than quadrupled during the past three decades. Childhood obesity occurs due to poor diet combined with lack of physical activity. These two factors can also put a child at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

FACT: according to the American Diabetes Association, one out of every three children (and one in two minorty children) who are born in the United States today will face a future with diabetes if current trends continue.

The all-new Adventures in Health Diabtes Prevention Program makes it easy to teach healthy behaviors in he context of your elementary school cirriculum. You'll be setting your students on a path that can have lifelong impact!

Adventures in Health: Diabetes Preventers Animated Video

Join "real kids" who find themselves inside a video game - and the Couch Potato they meet along the way! Running time: 5:46.

Activity Guide

Engage students and families with age-appropriate, hands-on activites and in-school/at-home challenges that get them up and moving! The guide also gives you the background you need to know - and share - about preventing Type 2 diabetes in children. Includes "teaching tips" for non-teachers who work with children/support groups.

Download in full or in sections:

Full 8-Page Guide
Classroom Activities: Healthy Foods Artifacts and Hop, Skip, and Jump
Program Background: Teaching Tips and Diabetes FAQs


The Adventures in Health 2nd - 5th grade cirriculum is the newest educationl component from CentraState Healthcare System, the Star and Barry Tobias Diabetes Awareness Center and Novo Nordisk.

Explore other CentraState Educational Materials at the Student Health Awareness Center.

Visit the American Diabetes Association to lern more about diabetes.