Is the health and well-being of children and families in your community a priority for you? Evidence for Action—a signature program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—is funding studies of programs, policies and partnerships and their impact on health and well-being, specifically to help vulnerable children and families.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Healthy Schools Campaign have released Using Needs Assessments to Connect Learning + Health: Opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Every March, thousands of people join in celebrating National Nutrition Month, a time to recognize the important role healthy eating plays in our lives. As an educator, being able to impart lifelong, healthy eating habits in my students is one of the highlights of teaching. At Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland, we instill these habits in a hands-on way, through our school garden. From bright tomatoes to juicy strawberries, my students take pride in growing crops and getting to taste new, healthy foods!
Nearly 1.1 million low-income children benefited from federally-supported afterschool suppers in October 2016. For many low-income children, the suppers offered at afterschool programs through the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program help stave off hunger until they eat a school breakfast the next day.
Check out the new resources that have been developed to support your work to make every day healthier for all children!
The Center for Disease Control’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) has released a new study in Preventing Chronic Disease, reminding us why it is important to #movemore.
Yesterday was National Walking Day, but you can use the entire month of April – Move More Month – to call attention to how people are being active or to call attention to things in your neighborhood that make it difficult for people to be active!
The Emerging Leaders in Public Health initiative equips local public health officers with knowledge and skills to transform the role of public health in their community.
Congratulations, Baltimore! Last week, the City Council unanimously approved legislation that will make healthier drink options the norm for Baltimore families when ordering restaurant kids’ meals. Mayor Pugh is expected to sign the legislation soon.