The latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.
- The National AfterSchool Association's Annual Convention in Dallas, March 19-22, will feature more than 25 dedicated workshops on healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA), along with group training workouts, a learning expo with exhibitors sharing HEPA products and services, and more!
- Afterschool Alliance explains why they believe "The president says afterschool doesn't work. That's just not true." Share Our Strength's Senior Director Duke Storen offers his thoughts on the impact of the new proposed White House budget.
- Action for Healthy Kids profiles Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Redmond, Michigan, where, to address behavior issues, the schools created "Power Hour" to keep students physically active for 40 minutes before school.
- The Food Research and Action Center gives us a "History of School Breakfast" in three parts: "The Beginning"; "How Advocates Broke Down Barriers to Expand School Breakfast"; "The Next 50 Years."
- The Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project interviewed two of the leaders in passing Rhode Island's 2016 law strengthening nutrition standards for snacks and drinks in schools.
- Share Our Strength tells us "breakfast has real, powerful effects" and explain "How Breakfast Can Save America’s Kids."
- Is your city using all available resources to keep children engaged and healthy in out-of-school time? The National League of Cities recaps "Four Takeaways from the California Afterschool and Summer Nutrition Summits" that can help.
- Alliance for a Healthier Generation shares "6 apple-themed activities" that promote both healthy eating and social connectedness, showing how staff in various roles can work together towards the best for our children.
- Sitting too long? Partnership for a Healthier America offers "10 Simple Exercises Using a Chair."
- The American Heart Association advises stocking up on these "Staple Ingredients for Quick Healthy Meals."