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Healthy living

Adolescence is a time of emotional and physical change and growth. It's also the time when young people begin to make health choices for themselves.

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Reports & journal articles

Exploring the Intersection of Beliefs toward Outdoor Play and Cold Weather among Northeast Minnesota’s Formal Education and Non-formal EE Communities

Produced by Extension: Amy Christine Hughes, Kevin Zak, Julie Ernst and Rebecca Meyer
This paper explores how formal education and non-formal environmental education (EE) gatekeepers of northeastern Minnesota regard the importance of outdoor play and cold weather for young students. Using online survey research, this descriptive study found both educational communities to have overall positive beliefs toward the benefits of outdoor play, however, significant differences between formal and non-formal gatekeepers' beliefs toward cold weather emerged. Results invite discussion on implications and strategies that could be used to support opportunities for outdoor play in cold weather, fostering year-round well-being and resilience for young students. 2017.

Changing Adolescent Healthy Living Behavior Through Mentoring

Produced by Extension: Judith Conway, Carrie Ann Olson and Brent Jeffers
This poster presents the results of a research study on a southwest Minnesota mentoring program designed to address obesity. 2014.

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