During the transition from childhood to adulthood, teens make lifestyle choices that affect both their current and future health. They struggle with behaviors (such as eating nutritiously, engaging in physical activity, and choosing not to use tobacco) that will affect their risk of developing chronic diseases in adulthood. Approaching teens at this critical time with the right tools and information could mean the difference between short and ailing or long and happy lives.
Healthe Foundations is a high school health program that promotes healthy lifestyle choices. It uses a variety of electronic media as a story-telling device regarding a patient’s experience with their medical care. The program’s interactive learning techniques: