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Healthy Outcomes for Teens: The HOT Project

About the Project

Karen Chapman-Novakofski, RD, PhD is the recipient of the first research grant available through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Food and Nutrition Research Endow­ment. Dr. Chapman-Novakofski is currently a Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Division of Nutritional Sciences, and Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her project is entitled: The HOT project: Healthy Outcomes for Teens. The project intends to offer an innovative, interactive, youth-participatory treatment for adolescents at risk for type II diabetes. The HOT project will develop and test podcasts (web-based audio and video viewed on MP3 players or computers with Internet access) and interactive skill-building web games to promote independence in self-care of adolescents with type II diabetes or at risk for type II diabetes.

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About the Endowment

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Research Endowment was established by the contributions of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members and friends to support food and nutrition research by Academy members. $35,000 was made available for a member of Academy to conduct a research study related to counseling children with Type II diabetes that included a strong theoretical base regarding the concept of independence in self care and their parent's protectiveness, entrenchment as care giver and adolescent youth development and incorporating novel new tech­nologies that would appeal to adolescents.