On the T.R.A.I.L. to Diabetes Prevention is comprised of a 12 chapter curriculum program that provides youth with a comprehensive understanding of healthy lifestyles in order to prevent type 2 diabetes in Native youth and promote resiliency. Woven throughout the program are self-esteem and prevention activities utilized by BGCA, including contributions from national evidence-based programs such as SMART Moves. Programs draw from tribal traditions and history to learn about nutrition, food choices, media influences and the impact of diabetes.

Below you will find the curriculum in its entirety and broken down by chapter. Files included are PDFs of individual chapters, the links referenced in each chapter, corresponding optional activities, and resources.

T.R.A.I.L. Diabetes Prevention

Download Chapter 11

Optional Activities
  • Arrange a field trip to reinforce exercise and healthy behavior for participants. (Examples: wellness centers, parks, walking trails, or place that promotes physical fitness.)