Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, Be Active! (MSY) is an "after-school program designed to help young people ages 11 to 13 understand the connections between media and health and to help youth build media analysis and production skills. The program uses nutrition and physical examples to help youth think critically about how media influences the choices they make!" A training webinar sponsored by Let's Move!
Educate families in your communities on the recent changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). For the first time since 1980, the Department of Agriculture announced comprehensive revisions to the federal food assistance program for low-income women and young children. The revamped program gives recipients greater access to vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.
In 2010 Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, requiring the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update national school meal standards. A study published March 4 by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine indicates that new guidelines for government-subsidized meals have positively affected school meal selection and consumption.
The Aetna Foundation has released a request for applications for the "Regional Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs" Grant, which will be awarded to programs that target communities where healthy food can be difficult to buy, and where social and environmental factors may limit people's ability to be physically active.