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M-TEENS: The Military Teenagers' Environments, Exercise, and Nutrition Study

The Military Teenagers' Environments, Exercise, and Nutrition Study (M-TEENS) is a joint initiative between the University of Southern California (USC) and RAND Corporation. The project examines how the food and physical activity environments in military children's schools and neighborhoods influence their diet, physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and body weight. This study will help us learn more about what factors influence the health and well-being of military children.

M-TEENS is unique because it follows military children and their families over multiple years as they transition across installations. By collecting data over time and geographic locations, we can learn more about the changing environments faced by military children and their families and how those environments affect children's health behaviors and outcomes. This is a critical first step in developing policies and programs designed to help military families stay healthy.

In order to make participation more convenient for your family, M-TEENS will be visiting 14 military installations in Spring 2015. We will be sending out online surveys in early March. We ask that you try to complete the online surveys before our visit to your installation. However, if you do not have time, you can complete the parent and child survey during our visit when you bring your child in for the body composition measurements. During our site visits you can also pick up your AAFES gift cards for your participation. Please check our schedule below to see when M-TEENS will be near you! Please note, if you are not living on or near one of the 14 installations below, we still value your participation in the parent and child surveys. If you have any questions, please call 1-800-836-4779, or email us at mteenshelp@rand.org.

If your family received a PIN from M-TEENS, please click the link below to complete the family surveys.   

Take the M-TEENS survey                                                      


If you are the principal of a school and received a PIN from M-TEENS, please click below to complete the school survey.    

Take the M-TEENS survey

M-TEENS Installation Visit Schedule 2015
Installation Dates Times Location
Benning Thursday, April 9
Friday, April 10
Saturday, April 11
2-8pm
2-8pm
10-6pm
SKIES Building 
7110 McIvor Street, Bldg. 1056
Fort Benning, GA 31906
Bliss Thursday, April 16
Friday, April 17
Saturday, April 18
3-7pm
3-9pm
1-8pm

Milam YAC
10960 Haan Rd.
Fort Bliss, TX 79918

Bragg Thursday, April 30
Friday, May 1
Saturday, May 2
2-8pm
2-8pm
1-8pm
Tolson YAC
3540 Normandy Drive
Fort Bragg, NC 28307
Campbell Thursday, April 23
Friday, April 24
Saturday, April 25
2-7pm
2-7pm
1-7pm
Taylor YAC
80 Texas Ave
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
Carson Thursday, May 7
Friday, May 8
Saturday, May 9
2-7pm
2-8pm
2-8pm
Middle School/Teen Center
Bldg. 5950 Ware St.
Fort Carson, CO 80909
Drum Thursday, May 28
Friday, May 29
Saturday, May 30
2-8pm
2-8pm
10-8pm
Youth Center
10788 Chapel Drive
Fort Drum, NY 13602
Gordon Thursday, May 14
Friday, May 15
Saturday, May 16
2-6pm
2-6pm
10-6pm
Teen Center
Bldg. 41503 Brainard Ave.,
Fort Gordon, GA 30905
Hood Thursday, April 23
Friday, April 24
Saturday, April 25
2-8pm
2-8pm
10-6pm
Montague Youth Center
Bldg. 70020 Clement Drive
Fort Hood, TX 76544
Leonard Wood Thursday, April 9
Friday, April 10
Saturday, April 11
2-7pm
2-8pm
12-8pm
Pippen Youth Center
Bldg. 9625 Young Street
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Lewis (JBLM) Thursday, May 28
Friday, May 29
Saturday, May 30
2-8pm
2-8pm
2-8pm
Teen Zone
Bldg 6397 Garcia Blvd.
JBLM, WA 98432
Polk Thursday, April 30
Friday, May 1
Saturday, May 2
2-8pm
2-8pm
10-6pm
Siegfried Youth Center
5538 University Pkwy., Bldg. 4996
Fort Polk, LA 71446
Riley Thursday, April 16
Friday, April 17
Saturday, April 18
2-8pm
2-8pm
2-8pm
Youth Center
Bldg. 5800 Thomas Ave.,
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Sill Thursday, April 30
Friday, May 1
Saturday, May 2
2-8pm
2-8pm
2:30-8pm
Youth Center
1010 Fort Sill Blvd.,
Fort Sill, OJK 73503
Stewart Thursday, May 7
Friday, May 8
Saturday, May 9
2-7pm
2-7pm
12-6pm

Youth Sports & Fitness Center
946 Austin Road, Bldg. 07338
Fort Stewart, GA 31314