The latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.
- The Afterschool Alliance recaps the HOST Coalition's letter to Congress, signed by 130 coalition members, calling for the maintenance or increase of federal funding that promotes healthy childhood weight through support of out-of-school time programs focused on healthy eating and physical activity.
Tips and Ideas
- BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success) is offering a free, downloadable BOKS Summer Fun Pack to help families keep active while school is out.
- Ava DeBovis, a National Network Managers at Alliance for a Healthier Generation, shares a checklist for integrating wellness goals into back-to-school time, inspired by a strategy of the LA Boys and Girls Club.
- It's Time Texas suggests some "Tips & Tricks for the Perfect Healthy Picnic."Partnership for a Healthier America shows "How One Partner's Commitment Created Better Products for All," serving children "a greater variety of fruits and vegetables, more whole grains and much healthier menus overall."
- Tune in to the #SaludTues Tweetchat on “Water vs. Sugary Drinks,Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, from 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT). Use the hashtag #SaludTues and #SaludWater. Topics to explore include: How many sugary drinks do Latino kids consume? Why don’t kids drink enough water? How can schools give kids better access to water? What programs or strategies can boost access to water?