HOST Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Roundup, April 24, 2017
April 24, 2017
The latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.
- Salud Today is hosting a tweet chat on “Healthy Kids Day, Summer and Life, ” Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 1-2 p.m. ET. Follow the Twitter hashtag #SaludTues to join Salud Today and co-hosts Texas Alliance of YMCAs, Harris County Public Health for the Healthy Living Matters Collaborative, Texas Pediatric Society Foundation, and the National AfterSchool Association.
- Afterschool Alliance is hosting a webinar on "Healthy #AfterschoolWorks: Free Tools, Resources & Strategies," on April 26 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Understand how the National AfterSchool Association Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards developed by HOST are helping guide professionals and discover practical resources and tips for implementing the standards. Speakers include representatives from the National AfterSchool Association, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Afterschool Alliance, and Gwinnett County Georgia's Department of Community Services. Learn more and register here.
- The YMCA of the USA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day on April 29, and everyone's invited. Visit their website to locate a participating open site in your community.
- Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Former President Bill Clinton are among the speakers at the Partnership for a Healthier America's Building a Healthier Future Summit, May 10-12.
- The Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts shares the top milestones from seven years of their work for children’s health, and the "strong progress on school food and nutrition" that they have seen.
Tips and Ideas
- The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Heart Association's Voices for Healthy Kids initiative have launched a new digital campaign, #WellnessWins. School leaders, community members and parents can visit to download resources, read success stories, and learn how they can support and advance school wellness policies.
- The American Heart Association offers "Daily Tips to Keep the Family Active."