A Roundup of Healthy Holiday Tips and More

November 29, 2018

Hanging SnowflakeHOST members offer healthy holiday tips and more in our latest roundup of healthy eating and physical activity news.

Holiday Tips

  • The American Heart Association suggests "8 Ways to Hack Your Holiday Recipes" to make them healthier.
  • Salud America! is hosting a #SaludTues "Healthy Holidays - How to" Tweetchat from 1 to 2 p.m. ET on December 4, 2018, to tweet information, resources, and tips to prevent or help the health dangers of stress, unhealthy eating and limited physical activity during this time of the year.

Ideas and Success Stories

The National Farm to School Network shares a story of a student working with its Seed Change in Native Communities project, who became a leader in his school's garden clubdespite hardships at home.

Research

  • A new study, published in the current issue of Pediatric Obesity, looks at the influence of community programs and policies--including out-of-school time ones--in preventing childhood obesity. This study has the largest sample size to date.
  • An article in the latest Afterschool Matters journal explains the development and use of the Healthy Plate Photo nutrition assessment tool, based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture MyPlate guidelines. The study suggests that the tool can be "a practical and useful nutrition assessment tool for OST programs to use with youth from varied socioeconomic and racial/ethnic backgrounds."

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