California’s Healthy Behaviors Initiative
The Healthy Behaviors Initiative (HBI) supports local and statewide efforts by transforming expanded learning programs into places that embed healthy eating, physical activity and food security in their policies, practices and behaviors--changing the lives of the students, staff and families. Currently there are 28 multi-site programs and 37 Learning Centers statewide that are implementing the HBI practices at an exemplary level; impacting the policies, practices and behaviors of close to 1000 expanded learning sites throughout California. Read more here.
As part of its Healthy Behaviors Learning Community in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, CCS held a Community Kick off event at the San Joaquin County Office of Education to showcase the ways they're promoting healthy eating, physical activity and food security at 5 afterschool programs in the region. Read the article on Recordnet.com.
The Center for Collaborative Solutions is please to announce a second grant through Kaiser Permanente to continue its Healthy Behaviors Initiative (HBI) with five afterschool programs in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. Read more here.
Under a grant from the Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefit Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation, CCS has established five Healthy Behaviors Learning Centers in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. Read more here.
“We were working on this long before the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards were developed,” explains Mary Hoshiko Haughey, Senior VP for Operations, “so once the YMCA-USA signed on to the standards, we were early adopters.” This early focus on physical activity and healthy eating also paved the way for a Y partnership with the Santa Clara county health department and production of a resource guidebook, Fit for Learning, aimed at fully integrating healthy eating and PA into both school and after-school lesson-planning. Read more and access the guide here.