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Media Smart Youth


After school program that utilizes youth to promote healthy activity and eating pattern strategies. Ten lesson curriculums also included.


The after-school program “Media Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active” is an after-school program for 11-13-year-olds offered by the National Institute of Health. In addition to this, there is a 10 lesson curriculum designed to help students strategize healthy activity and eating patterns. The curriculum features action breaks and youth-centered video clips that summarize the day’s lesson.

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Solange Bushra Wasef, MS, RD

Solange Bushra Wasef, MS, RD is a registered dietitian and professor in the greater Los Angeles area. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Palomar College. Solange also has experience in nutrition writing, authoring presentations, creating weight-loss curriculum, weight counseling, and nutrition outreach through meal delivery programs for the homebound. Prior to teaching nutrition at the college level, she taught language arts and math to high school students.

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