Helping At-Risk Youth Take Charge of Their Health

Helping At-Risk Youth Take Charge of Their Health

As the at-risk youth get older, they need to start making their own decisions about how to be healthy. They need to know the following information:

  • How the body works - your parts and how they operate
  • How to choose healthy foods
  • How to get moving and stay active
  • How pollutants affect their body
  • Healthy eating tips
  • Components of a healthy meal
  • Nutrient facts


Did You Know?

About 20% of kids between 12 and 19 years old are obese.

Most teens do not know:

  • That one super-sized fast-food meal may have more calories than you need in a whole day.
  • That Vitamin D keeps your bones healthy and protein powers you up and that the following is full of protein: eggs, peanut butter, peas, chicken and fish.
  • TV shows, internet and social media may affect your food and drink choices.
  • Skipping meals to lose weight only adds pounds for you eat more later.

Studies indicate that the following five factors make the biggest difference in overall health and wellness of teens.

  1. Diet
  2. Rest
  3. Exercise
  4. Posture
  5. Avoiding alcohol, drugs, and tobacco


Help Youth Answer the Following Questions and Many More:

  • Which fats in foods are better for you than others?
  • How much sodium do you need in a day?
  • Do TV shows, the internet, and social media affect your food choices?
  • How much exercise do you need in a day to be healthy and what type?

  • How can you control stress? 
  • What can you use to get rid of bugs in your environment that are natural and do not use poisons? 


Provide the Youth with a Manual for Healthy Living     

When you buy a new car, you get a manual that tells you about all the parts and how to take care of the car. However, no one receives a manual like this when you are born.

Utilize ARISE Homosapiens Parts Operations and Maintenance Manual as part of the life skills lessons you teach the youth in your charge.