HOST Healthy Eating And Physical Activity for End of Summer and Back-to-School
August 14, 2018
Students are already back to school in some districts, while others are on vacation through Labor Day. Regardless of where you are, here are some tips to help the children you know take part in healthy eating and physical activity.
Back to School
- The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) reminds us "it is important for educators to make increasing participation in school breakfast, school lunch, and afterschool meals and snacks a top priority" because "When children are hungry, it negatively impacts their health and learning."
- FRAC also presented at the 2018 National Principals Conference to share school breakfast strategies and collaborate on ways to improve student success.
- The Safe Routes to School National Partnership has published a new infobrief, "Keep Calm and Carry On to School: Improving Arrival and Dismissal for Walking and Biking," for schools, districts, cities, counties, and community partners.
- In "Places and Spaces Matter: A Back-To-School Checklist," Alliance for a Healthier Generation shares some evidence-based practices for safe and inclusive physical activity.
Still on Vacation
- The Summer Food Service Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is about more than just food, the Afterschool Alliance reminds us. "By joining education content with access to nutritious meals, summer learning programs are able to address the learning loss that can occur among students when school is out."
- Here are "3 Tips to Keep Kids Healthy and Active This Summer" from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, shared via the Voices for Healthy Kids Action Center, a project of the American Heart Association.