HOST Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Roundup, 1/17/2017

January 17, 2017

kids on playscapeThe latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.


  • Register here for the Food Research and Action Center's Afterschool Meals Matter Conference Call on "Working with Food Banks," January 19, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET. They say, "With vast networks and programmatic expertise, food banks can be great partners to work with on expanding the reach of the Afterschool Nutrition Programs. From promotion to sponsoring, food banks have a role to play in ensuring children have access to meals when the school day ends. Hear from food banks and advocates on ways to collaborate this school year on the child nutrition programs."

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  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and SHAPE America have released two new resources to improve school recess: "Strategies for Recess in Schools" identifies 19 effective strategies for schools to increase student physical activity and academic achievement. "Recess Planning in Schools: A Guide to Putting Strategies for Recess into Practice" guides schools through the development of a written recess plan. It includes a customizable Recess Planning Template to help schools use proven strategies to improve recess for students.
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