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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Applying for and implementing a federally-funded Safe Routes to School (SRTS) award can be particularly challenging for low-income communities in need of safe and active transportation programming.
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!”
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”
The REACH Project’s Healthy Beverage & Sodium Reduction Initiative works with organizations across the city of Boston to promote adoption of voluntary policies and practices that will increase access to healthy beverages and low sodium foods.
An HPRC study increases children’s water intake during snack time with stronger effects for programs with kitchens, low child-to-staff ratios, experienced directors, and improved school support.