Eat Well Stay Active Have Fun: A Guide for Mentors

  • Description of Resource:

    This mentor guide provides information and guidance in English and Spanish on how to incorporate healthy eating and physical activity into a mentor-mentee relationship. The guide includes information on nutrition and physical activity, tips on how to promote healthier habits throughout the course of a mentoring relationship, examples of activities that mentors and mentees can do together, and a list of resources for further information.


    To equip mentors with information about how to promote healthy habits a part of their mentoring relationships with youth.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    This guide was developed for mentors to use with mentees who may be in grade school all the way through high school and even beyond; some activities may be more or less appropriate depending on the specific age and personality of the mentee. Some activities may need to be adjusted to meet the needs of specific mentoring programs (e.g. community- versus site-based programs) – the guide includes a special icon noting site-friendly activities.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    Monitoring and Support

    Key Personnel:


    Additional Information:

    This project was supported by a grant from the MetLife Foundation. A list of reviewers who provided content expertise in the areas of mentoring, nutrition, and physical activity is detailed on page 4.

  • Resource Name:

    Eat Well Stay Active Have Fun: A Guide for Mentors


    Center for Health Communication, Harvard School of Public Health/President and Fellows of Harvard College


    Susan Moses, S.M., Deputy Director, and Rena Greifinger, S.M., Senior Program Officer, of the Center for Health Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health

    Date of Publication:


    Resource Type:

    Mentor Guides and Handouts

  • Evaluation Methodology:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Outcomes:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Validity:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    This resource can be accessed freely online in PDF form, in both English and Spanish, on the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health website:

  • References:

    Evidence Base: N/A

    Additional References: N/A

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