#GirlsAre is a nationwide campaign to empower girls and women to move and celebrate their athleticism.
#GirlsAre is a nationwide campaign to empower girls and women to move and celebrate their athleticism.
Have you seen the newest resources added to the Voices for Healthy Kids issue based toolkits? You can check out the full toolkits at www.voicesforhealthykids.org/get-involved/ or go directly to the new resources through the links posted here!
According to a new report, a slight increase in physical activities for children between the ages of 8 and 11 would result in 340,000 fewer obese and overweight youth – a reduction of more than 4 percent.
Everyone deserves equal access and opportunities for healthy living—will you join the Inclusive Fitness Coalition’s new charge?
Using partnerships to further impact—how Safe Routes to School and Vision Zero are teaming up.
Bike to School Day is May 10th!
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Voices for Healthy Kids initative have partnered together to launch a new digital campaign, #WellnessWins.
One of the most powerful tools campaigns can use is the power of words—in a new campaign to support P.E. in schools, mommy bloggers have come together to help spread the word about why we need to keep P.E. in schools.
Did you know that according to a new report, the US’ most ardent public health crisis isn’t caused by viruses, bugs, and can’t just be eliminated with a simple public awareness campaign?
In 2015, the US Surgeon General released a call to action that encouraged everyone to get out and walk or roll their way to a healthier lifestyle—check out the new status report to see how communities are doing with this effort.
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Leaders are people who are actively working - either professionally or as volunteers - to change policies and environments to help children eat better and be more active. We use the following criteria to evaluate whether to approve an applicant for Leader status with the Voices for Healthy Kids Action Center.
Do you meet the criteria below? If so, register as a Leader here. There is no cost to be a Leader.
At least one item must be checked within each of the following two categories:
1. Applicant is focused on changing policies and environments
They are working on one of Voices for Healthy Kid's six issue areas:
Ensure foods and beverages in schools meet dietary guidelines
Expand community access to high quality food
Expand physical activity programs in and out of school
Improve built environment in communities to increase physical activity
Use pricing strategies to promote purchase of healthier foods
Use regulation/policy to reduce youth exposure to unhealthy food marketing
They are working on other obesity-related issues, such as:
Their primary focus is working on individual behavior (e.g., teaching kids about food, play, etc.), but they have access to organizations that could provide opportunities to change environments, such as
Public Health Agencies
Their project is commercial, but contributes positively to changing policies and environments, such as:
2. Applicant is organizing others or contributing to organizing efforts
They are organizing others by:
Providing volunteer opportunities
Building contact lists of supporters to engage in advocacy
They provide support to organizations or leaders doing work changing policies and environments, such as:
They are a leader in a governmental body that may be the target of organizing efforts to change policies and environments, such as a:
Federal or state agency
Mayor or other local executive office
Federal, state, county or local public health department
Federal, state, county or transportation department
Federal, state or local education agency or school board
If the applicant claims to work for an organization, at least one item must be checked below:
3. Applicant works for an organization:
Has an email address that matches the domain of the organization they list
Is listed on the organization website as staff
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