Healthy Success Stories

August 12, 2016

kids runningThe Olympics are this week, representing for some the pinnacle of athletic success. Here are some stories by HOST members that show many other types of success related to physical activity and healthy eating.

  • The Food Research and Action Center shares a guest post from Maureen Fitzgerald, director of advocacy at the Hunger Task Force, about how her team got Wisconsin’s Green Bay School Board to enroll 14 Green Bay high-poverty schools in the Community Eligibility Provision program. As a result, more than 5,000 low-income children in the schools will have access to free breakfast and lunch starting this fall.
  • Afterschool Alliance tells us about the Health Ambassadors Program at Hiram Johnson and Luther Burbank High Schools in Sacramento. The program, an out-of-school time collaboration between the Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center and the Sacramento City Unified School District, trains high school students to mentor elementary and middle school students through nutrition and health education workshops.
  • Playworks reports on Project Play, which focuses on systems-level change designed to increase youth sports participation rates and improve the quality of youth sports activity across the country.
  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation offers a guest post on how Bell, California's Camp Little Bear was able to access federal nutrition programs and increase the opportunity for youth to enjoy free healthy meals.
  • No Kid Hungry profiles Youth Ambassador Sophie Cowen, a college student working to end childhood hunger in her community.

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