HOST HEPA Roundup, July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

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



Activities and Ideas


  • Active Living Research (ALR) shares a study to evaluate a community intervention that increased physical activity and decreased obesity within a small southern town.
  • ALR highlights another study showing that girls’ physical activity in parks was more strongly affected by social effects, like the presence of other active children, whereas for boys, it was more strongly influenced by the availability of park facilities.
  • The U.S. Soccer Foundation has released a new, independent evaluation of their free, afterschool Soccer for Success program, which serves approximately 30,000 children in underserved communities around the U.S. It concluded that children in the program improved their physical fitness and overall health.
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