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Locally Developed Teen Mindfulness and Movement Website Launches

June 25, 2021

Thanks to the collaboration of MNAAP member Katy Miller, MD, FAAP, Laura

Hooper, MS, RD, and Sarah Espinoza, PhD, a new movement and mindfulness resource exists for adolescents.

The Move and Thrive website was developed with input from a youth advisory board and community advisory board, which helped the team develop adolescent-friendly content. The website is free to use.

The project pillars included inclusivity, diversity, a trauma-informed approach, and principles of body neutrality.  The group also worked to avoid diet or weight talk, and promoted movement as a way to feel comfortable and good in your own body, rather than as a tool for weight loss or physical attractiveness.

The site contains 27 videos thus far, and the team will soon receive additional funding to expand the project.

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