kids on playground 250The latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.

  • American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown responded to the recently released 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) by noting, "While there are glimpses of progress in some states ... the fact remains that 3 out of 10 children ages 10-17 are either overweight or obese, putting them at increased risk of developing lifelong chronic diseases. Continuing to improve access to healthy, affordable foods throughout every child’s day is critical to heart health."
  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation offers "4 Fresh Activities" for promoting water consumption to kids, and a new resource to "freshen up your snack menu."
  • The Food Research and Action Center shares thoughts from educators and advocates "on the front lines" of school breakfast.
  • The principal of an elementary school in a low-income neighborhood near Little Rock, Arkansas, worked with No Kid Hungry to transform student attitudes and focus through a new school breakfast program.
  • Salud Today highlights how a group of youth leaders in Sacramento are advocating for increased walking and bicycling in their city.


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    "NIOST has been an anchor for numerous school age care projects we do, including ASQ (After-School Quality) and Links to Learning. They are a nationally respected organization that Pennsylvania has partnered with for over 20 years."

    – Betsy O. Saatman, TA Specialist/SAC Initiatives, Pennsylvania Key

    "NIOST was a core partner in supporting the development of quality improvement systems across the nine cities that participated in The Wallace Foundation Next Generation Afterschool System-Building Initiative. The NIOST team worked well with other technical assistance partners in the initiative, always willing to pitch in and collaborate with others to make our professional learning community meetings a team effort. I truly hope the Foundation has an opportunity to partner with them in the future."

    – Priscilla M. Little, Initiative Manager, The Wallace Foundation


    "NIOST has been a leader in the out-of-school time field for as long as I can remember, and I have relied on their research, tools, and advice to improve my practice throughout my career. Their staff members are good partners and good listeners, and their influence across the country is palpable."

    – Jane Quinn, Vice President and Director of National Center for Community Schools, Children's Aid Society

    "Georgia Hall, Ellen Gannett, and the NIOST team have been instrumental in driving the healthy afterschool movement. Their dedication to quality practice, informed policy, and collective impact is instrumental in our effort to create healthier communities."

    – Daniel W. Hatcher, Director, Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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