Improving Children’s Health through Afterschool Programs
Childhood obesity is ranked as the #1 health concern for children in the U.S. today and has reached epidemic proportions. The Healthy Behaviors Initiative addresses the serious health problems facing students in low-income communities throughout California and most at risk of obesity. Through its work, Healthy Behaviors is demonstrating the important role that afterschool programs can play in improving the lives and health of these children and families by addressing the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States.
Under the Initiative, afterschool programs are being transformed into environments that support and encourage healthy behaviors. Read More.
The Latest News from HBI
Dr. Andria Fletcher and Kathy Lewis honored with the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award
HBI leaders Andi Fletcher and Kathy Lewis have been honored as two of 34 Americans to receive the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Community Leadership Award for their outstanding work in promoting physical activity and healthy eating in afterschool programs and making a difference in the lives of more than a million children and their families in cities and towns across California. Read more.
and Gloria Halley. For a description of the workshops, and to learn more about the conference, click here. For workshop presentation materials, click here.
The Network for a Healthy California (Network) is pleased to announce the availability of two new resources for its funded partners. The Network contracted with the Center for Civic Partnerships (Center) to develop a series of briefs highlighting promising local practices at the neighborhood level that encourage healthier food environments.