HOST HEPA Roundup, January 19, 2016

January 19, 2016

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

Events

  • Join SaludToday for its tweetchat at 1p ET on January 19, 2016 on "Healthier Schools and Latino Kids.” Follow the hashtag #SaludTues.
  • Join the Food Research and Action Center for its two upcoming webinars:
    • Summer Meals Matter:Partnerships to Expand your Summer Outreach Efforts, Feb 4, 2016, at 1pm ET. Teaming up with partners can give a huge boost to your summer expansion and outreach efforts. Working with partners helps raise awareness and support programming – both important aspects of a successful Summer Meal Program. Hear how advocates are using innovative partnerships to pool resources and expand the reach of the Summer Nutrition Programs.
    • Afterschool Meals Matter: Working with your Out of School Time Network to Expand Afterschool Meals, Feb 18, 2016, at 1pm ET. State afterschool networks are natural champions and partners for expanding the Afterschool Meal Program in your community. They can help by identifying afterschool programs, spreading the word about the program, and mobilizing their partners. Learn best practices and tips for engaging your afterschool network.

Tips and Ideas

Research

  • A study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its Healthy Eating Research program predicts that health warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages would decrease the likelihood of parents buying them for their children.
  • Mission Readiness informs us of a new study in JAMA Pediatrics showing that healthier school meals are seeing success, noting that the study is "the first to show a real drop in calories on school lunch trays."

Policy

  • Billy Shore, founder and CEO of No Kid Hungry, offers his response to President Obama's last State of the Union address.

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