The latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.
- Join the Food Research & Action Center for a webinar on "Supporting CEP [Community Eligibility Provision] with Breakfast After the Bell," May 14, 3:00 p.m. ET. Learn more and register.
- Voices for Healthy Kids, a five-year-old initiative of the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that focuses on promoting health equity and building a culture of health, has published its 2018 Progress Report.
Tips and Ideas
- Build Our Kids' Success (BOKS) shares some ideas on how to incorporate more physical activity "bursts" into childrens’ days.
- "There’s no health without mental health. Physical activity can help," Afterschool Alliance reminds us, in a post for Mental Health Awareness Month.
- Afterschool Alliance shares a recipe for Garden Veggies & Hummus, part of their Afterschool Snacks series, featuring easy, kid-chef friendly recipes that can be made at home or at school.
- Kentucky has become the first state to require water bottle filling stations for all newly constructed schools and school modernization projects, reports Voices for Healthy Kids, which also notes that "students who go to schools that have drinking water dispensers may be more likely to be at a healthy weight."
- Afya Public Charter School in Baltimore, MD was honored in 2018 as one of America’s Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Learn how students there benefit from at least 60 minutes of physical education per week—combined with other opportunities to move before, during, and after school.