Hands-On Health: The Activity Guidebook for Working with Teens


By Barbara Storper, MS, RD

Ideal for middle schools, high schools and youth groups (Grades 5–12), this 200-page guidebook provides hundreds of fun-filled, hands-on activities, role plays, and reproducible handouts to make nutrition and health come alive for today’s teens.

Meets the National Health Education Standards.Features everything educators need to help adolescents…

  • Build a positive body image.
  • Develop healthy eating and physical activity habits.
  • Reduce the alarming rates of obesity, eating disorders, and harmful dieting practices.
  • Prevent tobacco use.
  • See through media messages and peer group pressures.


  • Units on nutrition, body image, eating disorders, physical activity, tobacco prevention, stress, media literacy, and osteoporosis
  • Hundreds of hands-on activities keyed to comprehensive heath education standards
  • Role plays, theater games, interactive lesson plans
  • Student, teacher, and parent handouts
  • Health assessments and evaluations
  • Recommended resources

Rave Reviews:

I wish every classroom teacher, parent and health educator could have a copy of Storper’s excellent guidebook. Projects for making a difference in the world, relaxation techniques, role playing, plus lots of activities and discussion questions are what make this guidebook such a wonderful resource. HIGHLY recommended.”
–Human Environmental Sciences Extension’s Resource for Food Science and Human Nutrition Information

As someone teaching body image to middle and high school students for over ten years, I think your workbook, Hands-On Health, is FANTASTIC. I highly recommend this for anyone teaching body image programs to kids. IT IS THE BEST.”
– Emma Fogt, MBA, MS, RD, LDN, Work-Life Strategist & Speaker, President of Reignite4wellness.com Signature Wellness Programs

A registered dietitian developed this activity book, and all of the information included is factual and developmentally appropriate for its intended audience… There is easily enough material in the kit to be integrated into the classroom over an entire semester… provides all of the materials necessary to share powerful health messages with adolescents.”
–Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

…The wealth of ideas is sufficient to fuel weeks of health classes, and should endure the passage of time without becoming outdated!”
–Journal of the American Dietetic Association