HOST HEPA Roundup, November 8, 2016
November 8, 2016
The latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.
- The Johnson County, Kansas, Park and Recreation District adopted the National AfterSchool Association Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards, developed by HOST, within its 30 afterschool sites. The Afterschool Alliance reports on what they did and the impact it had.
- Registration is now open for The National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, co-sponsored by the Food Research and Action Center and Feeding America, March 5 to 7, 2017, in Washington, DC.
- Registration is also now open for the National AfterSchool Association Annual Convention, March 19 to 22, in Dallas, Texas.
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the availability of up to $16.7 million in competitive grant funding to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by families and households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The funding will be awarded to eligible nonprofits and governmental organizations through the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant Program.
- The Saucony Run For Good Foundation is now accepting applications for grants to community nonprofit organizations that initiate and support running programs for kids, reports Youth Today.
- The American Heart Association has released a new infographic showing foods that add the most sodium to the diet for children ages 6 to 18.