Program Materials

Media-Smart Youth provides all the materials you need to learn about and implement the program.

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To find out more about each of the Media-Smart Youth program materials, and to download copies, select the links below.

If you are not sure which materials you need, visit Get Started With Media-Smart Youth to see descriptions of the materials and their intended users.

Promotional Materials

These materials may help you spread the word about Media-Smart Youth.

  • Media-Smart Youth Fact Sheet

  • Infographic: Why Do We Need Media-Smart Youth? (1250 x 6148)
    Infographic: Why Do We Need Media-Smart Youth?

  • Presentation about the Media-Smart Youth program (PDF - 945 KB)

  • Social media posts
    • Facebook
      • Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active! is an interactive education program that helps youth understand the complex media world around them and how it can influence their health. Watch this video to learn more about the free program: http://bit.ly/1npkBvi

      • Empower youth to analyze media messages, make healthy food choices, and be physically active. The National Institutes of Health's #MediaSmartYouth program teaches youth to think critically about media's role in influencing their health. Order the FREE curriculum to start a program in your community. www.nichd.nih.gov/msy
    • Twitter
      • Free #MediaSmartYouth program from @NICHD_NIH promotes media literacy, good nutrition & physical activity. VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1npkBvi

      • The #MediaSmartYouth program from @NICHD_NIH teaches kids to analyze media, eat right & move more. Free copies at www.nichd.nih.gov/msy

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    • For Twitter
      Two kids sitting on couch with electronics; Youth ages 11 to 14 spend an average of 8 hours and 40 minutes each day using entertainment media. Help your kids be media-smartMore marketing. Less physical activity. Poor diets. A solution? Media-Smart Youth
      Youth are exposed to as many as 30,000 ads a year, on TV alone. Help your kids be media-smart. The kids LOVE Media-Smart Youth. Christine Bolton, YMCA of Coastal Georgia
      The change in the kids after they go through this program is INCREDIBLE. Margie Idberg, Girl Scout Council of Greater MinneapolisMedia-Smart Youth increases knowledge and skills and motivates healthy choices.


    • For Facebook
      Two kids sitting on couch with electronics; Youth ages 11 to 14 spend an average of 8 hours and 40 minutes each day using entertainment media. Help your kids be media-smartMore marketing. Less physical activity. Poor diets. A solution? Media-Smart Youth
      Youth are exposed to as many as 30,000 ads a year, on TV alone. Help your kids be media-smart.
      The kids LOVE Media-Smart Youth. Christine Bolton, YMCA of Coastal Georgia
      The change in the kids after they go through this program is INCREDIBLE. Margie Idberg, Girl Scout Council of Greater MinneapolisMedia-Smart Youth increases knowledge and skills and motivates healthy choices.


  • Videos
  • Web badges
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    Young adult behind TV camera; Learn about Media-Smart Youth. Get free resources and program tips. 



    Young adult as a leader; Lead a program in your community! 



    Two girls looking at phone; We are Media-Smart! 



    Group of young adults; We are Media-Smart!


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