Addressing Nutrition & PE in Schools and Childcare

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Healthy Schools and Childcare Children spend a large portion of their days in school or childcare. As a result, the food they eat and the amount of physical activity they engage in affects their overall health. Through this workgroup, chronic disease prevention is addressed from the start, Policy Priority: Expand access and funding to Farm to School grants throughout New …

Using Shared Use to Improve Food Environments Webinar

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When: Friday, October 23rd, 2pm-3pm EST Audience: Staff from Local Health Departments (LHD), Teachers, Parents, Community Members, Farmers, Local Governmental Units (LGU), and Community-Based Organizations Description: DASH-NY is excited to launch the New York Shared Use Agreement Policy Implementation Guide with a shared use webinar!  The guide is an informational resource for community members, local stakeholders such as parks and …

A Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Reauthorization Recap

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  Along with not finalizing the budget, Congress has yet to reauthorize the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010.  The groundbreaking bipartisan bill improved nutritional standards for school lunches and expanded access to free meals and snacks to children in and after school.  In response to the looming reauthorization deadline of September 30th, advocates and researchers are warring about …

School Breakfast Program Participation Leads to Higher Academic Achievement

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A study conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa found that schools participating in the School Breakfast Program reported higher student scores in math, science and reading. This is in comparison to schools that did not qualify for the School Breakfast Program. Findings also suggested that the longer a school participated in the School Breakfast Program, the better the …

NYC Early Childhood Regulations Highlighted by Centers for Disease Control

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a collection of eight articles in Preventing Chronic Disease highlighting the 2007 NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene regulations for early childhood centers. The regulations were implemented to increase physical activity, limit screen time, and provide healthy beverage options in the centers. In the article, the authors discuss the rationale, compliance, …