Health and nutrition

Voices For Healthy Kids Toolkit

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-02-27

Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint program of the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has developed 

Baby Food FACTS Summary Report

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-11-08

The UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity has released a new Baby Food FACTS summary and report regarding the nutrition and marketing of baby and toddler food and drinks.

CDC MMWR: Percent of Youths Who Consumed Fruit 2009-2010

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-07-31

This week's CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, features quick stats form the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, US, 2009-2010 of the percentage of youth who consumed fruit on a given day by age group and race/ethnicity. Learn more about Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of US Youth 2009-2010.

Webinar: Media Influences Nutrition Choices Children Make

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-05-29

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!

The Aetna Foundation Accepting Applications for GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities Regional Grant

Published Date: 
Wed, 2014-05-14

GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities
This program supports community-based initiatives that encourage Healthy Eating and Active Living. Applications will be accepted in two cycles:

Cycle 1    April 10 - June 5
Cycle 2    June 16 - July 30

Grants will be awarded at two levels:

$25,000 or $50,000

Learn more about program guidelines.

Revamped WIC Program Provides Greater Access to Healthy Foods

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-03-13

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.

Study Indicates New Guidelines Are Not a Waste of Money or Vegetables

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-03-07

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.

Webinar: Nutritional Counseling to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-11-25

WHAT: Webinar

"Expanding Nutritional Counseling to Prevent Childhood Obesity"

Webinar on strategies for imporving nutritional guidance for youth will cover: importance of nutrition during childhood, overview of federal efforts, and the Healthy Generation Benefit pilot project.

WHEN: December 12, 2013,  1:00 - 2:30 PM EST

Regional Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs Grant

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-08-09

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.


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