Introduction: Obesity is a public health problem, particularly in Hispanic children. Alternative media channels may offer the potential to motivate children to engage in health promoting behaviors. A comic book, “Time Twisters”, was developed to impact screen time use, physical activity, and dietary behavior for elementary school children and evaluated for acceptability and feasibility prior to implementation in a multi-component physical activity intervention. [See PDF for complete abstract]
obesity, alternative media, health promotion, comics
Recommended CitationCitation Information:Agurcia, Carolyn A. MA; Shegog, Ross PhD; Kelder, Steven H. PhD; and Hoelscher, Deanna M. PhD, "Formative Evaluation of the "Time Twisters": A Comic Book Based Obesity Prevention Curriculum for Elementary School Students" (2007).
DigitalCommons@TMC, Advances in Teaching and Learning Day, Advances in Teaching and Learning Day Abstracts. Paper 23.