Food Challenge: Serving Up 4-H to Non-Traditional Audiences

Sara Dodd, Holly Follmer, Erin Ritchey

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This paper presents an emerging theoretical framework developed by a university-based center committed to providing adolescent-focused outreach, education, and research. We present an emerging integration of an existing conceptual framework (Positive Youth Development) and an established behavioral theory (Self-Determination Theory). Positive Youth Development and Self-Determination Theory traditionally have not been linked explicitly in programming or interventions aimed at promoting healthy adolescence. In addition, we specifically describe and discuss the need for an innovative theoretical approach that incorporates family in the design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive development programs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4IAW5
JournalJournal of Extension
StatePublished - Aug 2015


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