Resources for Educators, Families, & Administrators to Ensure a Safe & Physically Active 2020-2021 School Year

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. [Last update: September 11, 2020] Click here to browse resources for remote physical activity and physical education for educators, families, and administrators Click here to browse resources for planning Safe Routes to School for Fall 2020 Remote Physical Activity and Physical Education Resources for Educators, … Continue reading “Resources for Educators, Families, & Administrators to Ensure a Safe & Physically Active 2020-2021 School Year”

Scientific Advisory & Policy Statement on Built Environment & Active Transportation from AHA

A new Scientific Advisory and Policy Statement on the built environment and active transportation from the American Heart Association was published today in Circulation. Dr. Angie Cradock of the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health contributed specifically to “Creating Built Environments That Expand Active Transportation … Continue reading “Scientific Advisory & Policy Statement on Built Environment & Active Transportation from AHA”

CHOICES Story from the Field: Oklahoma Takes Action to Improve Child Health

The CHOICES Project released the first in its series of Stories from the Field today. The CHOICES Stories from the Field seek to capture the successes that partners have achieved after working with the CHOICES team. Through the CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership, partners in Oklahoma worked with the CHOICES Team to see what would happen … Continue reading “CHOICES Story from the Field: Oklahoma Takes Action to Improve Child Health”

Resources for Children & Families to Stay Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. [Last update: June 11, 2020] Although we are all practicing universal social distancing, we can still laugh, play, learn, and grow closer outside of class and work. As such, it’s important to adhere to local government, department of public health, and CDC guidance in order … Continue reading “Resources for Children & Families to Stay Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Penn State Better Kid Care OSNAP Module is Now Live

Better Kid Care, a Penn State Extension program, launched a new module on their website today featuring the Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) initiative. The Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) initiative, developed by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is an evidence-based program to support after school and other … Continue reading “Penn State Better Kid Care OSNAP Module is Now Live”

CHOICES Project Presents Panel on Sugary Drink Taxes

In May, the CHOICES Project presented a panel on sugary drink taxes at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Sugary drinks – carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, fruit drinks, energy drinks, and sports drinks-are the single largest source of added sugar in the U.S. diet. Studies have found links between sugary drink intake … Continue reading “CHOICES Project Presents Panel on Sugary Drink Taxes”

CHOICES Childhood Obesity National Action Kit Allows Users to Compare the Best Value for Money Strategies for Obesity Prevention

A new interactive tool, the CHOICES Childhood Obesity National Action Kit, is live today on the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) Project website. Use the Action Kit to compare best value for money strategies to reduce childhood obesity. The CHOICES team has projected the national population reach, impact on health, implementation costs, and health … Continue reading “CHOICES Childhood Obesity National Action Kit Allows Users to Compare the Best Value for Money Strategies for Obesity Prevention”

Third edition of award-winning, evidence-based curriculum released!

Eat Well & Keep Moving, Third Edition (Human Kinetics), is a school-based program that equips children with the knowledge, skills, and supportive environment they need to lead more healthful lives by choosing nutritious diets and being physically active. Designed for fourth- and fifth-grade students, its six interlinked components—classroom education, physical education, school-wide promotional campaigns, food services, staff … Continue reading “Third edition of award-winning, evidence-based curriculum released!”

Keeping an eye on screen time – An interview with Dr. Gortmaker

In a recent interview with the Harvard Gazette, Dr. Steve Gortmaker discussed screen time, obesity, and our Outsmarting the Smart Screens guide for parents: First there was too much TV, then computer and video-gaming addictions. Today, the proliferation of smart screens gives kids a three-in-one box, portable enough to be watched from anywhere, out of sight of … Continue reading “Keeping an eye on screen time – An interview with Dr. Gortmaker”