thanksgiving plateThe latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.

  • Download the new, free, Out-of-School Time Toolkit from Voices for Healthy Kids, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association. The toolkit has graphics, social media samples, fact sheets, messaging, and much more.
  • It may be fall, but the Food Research and Action Center is looking ahead with a conference call on "Developing Marketing Plans for Summer Outreach," December 7, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET. Hear about effective methods and resources, including social media, that advocates and program providers use to promote their program and reach the children and teens who will benefit most from summer meals. Register here.
  • It's Time Texas offers "7 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving."
  • No Kid Hungry is encouraging holiday hosts to bring friends and family together at a "Friendsgiving" to raise money to help feed hungry kids--and they're sharing celebrity recipes to motivate you, including country singer Lauren Alaina's father’s sweet potato casserole recipe; guitarist Zac Brown's prime rib, and American Idol winner Trent Harmon's sweet potato pie.
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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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