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.

 Policy

  • 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."

Events

  • 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.

Tips, Resources, and Ideas

Research

Celebrating

  • 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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