The latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.
Resources and Tips
- The Food Research & Action Center has released a new guide for charter schools on starting and expanding school, summer, and afterschool nutrition programs.
- Build Our Kids' Success (BOKS) has ideas for "Inclusive Springtime Games Even the Shy Kids Will Love."
Ideas in Action
- Action for Healthy Kids shares how W.B. Simpson Elementary School in Wyoming, Delaware, is encouraging kids' healthy habits with take-home "nutrition boxes" of books, toys, and information; weekly workout time; and a fitness club.
- Salud America profiles Jorge Olvera, who is using a community garden collaborative to boost healthy food and physical activity in Magnolia Park, one of the oldest Latino neighborhoods in Houston’s East End. The neighborhood has been a food swamp, with easy fast food access, scarce access to healthy food, and few safe spaces to be physically active, but the garden is already having an impact.
- Afterschool Alliance profiles Coaching Corps, which partners with afterschool and summer programs in low-income neighborhoods and trains volunteer coaches and afterschool staff to offer sports as a youth development tool.
- The National League of Cities shares how member cities of the Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN) initiative are implementing nature connection strategies with a focus on equity as a way of boosting children’s health and wellbeing.