HOST HEPA Roundup, November 18, 2016
November 18, 2016
The latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.
- A grant from the Chicago Cubs' Cubs Charities helped Action for Healthy Kids work with eight Chicago Public Schools and nearly 3,400 students to hold one-mile fun runs/walks. Many also offered healthy snacks for runners and some coupled the runs with school-wide health fairs for students and families.
- The Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project of the Pew Charitable Trusts, profiles James A. Cawood Elementary School in Kentucky, where more than 8 in 10 students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. A kitchen equipment grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a new combi oven has helped improve the quality and efficiency of food preparation, which in turn has helped boost academic performance.
- Share Our Strength reports on how Salk Elementary School in Mesa, Arizona, worked with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program to pilot a breakfast in the classroom program.
- The National League of Cities recognized more than 30 cities and counties, and three local leaders, for their efforts to improve nutrition and increase physical activity in their communities through Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties, a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Initiative.
- Alliance for a Healthier Generation has compiled "15 Inspiring Local Stories from 2016" on the power of healthy out-of-school time.
- Youth Today writes of a new report from the Center for Promise showing how fear and stress can be obstacles to health for youth of color.