HOST Healthy Eating And Physical Activity Roundup

March 11, 2020

kids jumping 500The latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.


  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA-FNS) has issued a proposed Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) rule that would simplify and clarify SFSP program requirements. The Food Research & Action Center has more details and a form for you to submit comments, which are due by March 23.
  • The USDA  has also announced "proactive flexibilities to allow meal service during school closures to minimize potential exposure to the coronavirus."


  • The State of Massachusetts is offering free Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) Training on Tuesday, March 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Leominster, Mass. The training will provide an overview of a CSPAP and an opportunity to identify and develop strategies to use in your school and afterschool settings. Register here.
  • Salud America! is hodling a tweetchat on "Strategies for Social Justice and Health Equity,"  Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT). Join in on Twitter with the hashtag #SaludTues.

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  • The Afterschool Alliance is celebrating its 20th anniversary, including achievements related to afterschool meals and student health.
  • Safe Routes to School National Partnership is holding a "Safe Routes in All Weather" photo contest. Submit your photo showing "how you get around when the weather is gloomy, gray, gusty, or just great."
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