Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Kenneth Lawrence-Emanuel

Second Advisor

Sergio Paredes


The prevalence of chronic health problems among youth has nearly doubled in current years. Due to the lack of knowledge on chronic illnesses rising among youth, many teenagers find themselves uninformed and suffering the aftermath of these illnesses. Consequences such as obesity, asthma, learning disabilities, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health are significant as they grow into young adults. To raise awareness among youth at Learning for Life Charter School, we have implemented the program A Healthy Body, A Healthy Mind. The program A Healthy Body, A Healthy Mind is an educational outreach program that promotes resources, healthy eating habits tip, a salad bar, and health education. The goal of this program is to outreach to students at Learning for Life Charter School so that they are informed upon the importance of health and the role it has in their daily life along with promoting healthier eating habits by performing hands-on activities. As a result, we have measured that the outcome of A Healthy Body, A Healthy Mind has been significantly successful and exceeded its expectations.