Let’s Move Faith and Communities
As trusted community leaders, faith-based and neighborhood organizations are key partners in solving the problems that lead to childhood obesity and addressing related issues of hunger. Please visit www.letsmove.gov/communities for more information on Let’s Move Faith and Communities.
Media-Smart Youth®: Eat, Think and Be Active!
Join Let’s Move Faith and Communities for a special series of webinar trainings that equip health leaders to run Media-Smart Youth, 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. Media-Smart Youth uses nutrition and physical activity examples to help youth think critically about how media influences the choices they make. It is part of We Can!, a science-based national education program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that provides parents, caregivers and communities with tools and strategies to help families improve food choices, increase physical activity and reduce screen time.
We hope you can join us for an upcoming webinar training on Media-Smart Youth.
- Wednesday, July 23, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT. Click here to register
EatPlayGrow™ is an early childhood health curriculum developed by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) in partnership with the National Institutes of Health's (NIH’s) We Can! program. EatPlayGrow combines the most up-to-date science from the NIH with CMOM's creative educational approach to teach young children and their parents how to make healthy nutritional and physical activity choices.
We hope you can join us for an upcoming webinar training on EatPlayGrow:
- Monday, September 15, 12-1:30 p.m. EDT. Click here to register.
As part of the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America, Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters® teaches participants to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals. Founded in 1993, Cooking Matters and thousands of volunteer instructors have helped more than 150,000 low-income families in communities across the country learn how to eat better for less. Together, Cooking Matters and its partners serve families across the country through interactive grocery store tours, hands-on cooking courses and educational tools.
Cooking Matters at the Store
Cooking Matters at the Store tours provide families with hands-on education as they shop for food, giving them skills to compare foods for cost and nutrition. Participants learn how to plan and budget for healthy, affordable and delicious meals for their families. This webinar will show you how to run a Cooking Matters at the Store Tour, including tips on recruiting participants, resources available to you and best practices for leading a tour.
Cooking Matters in Your Food Pantry
Cooking Matters in Your Food Pantry helps with planning, organizing and leading food pantry demos in your community. This webinar will provide sample outlines of several nutrition education lessons and activities that can be used in the food pantry setting and easily customized to the amount of time you have available for your demonstration. It also contains a wide selection of handouts and recipes to use at your demo and to send home with clients. We will also discuss setting up a well-stocked pantry in the home so clients can access quick, healthy meals with budget and time in mind.
Cooking Matters hands-on courses empower families with the skills to be self-sufficient in the kitchen. Participants practice fundamental food skills, including proper knife techniques, reading ingredient labels, cutting up a whole chicken and making a healthy meal for a family of four on a $10 budget. Each course is team-taught by a volunteer chef and nutrition educator and covers meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting and nutrition. This webinar will cover some of the fundamental food skills taught in Cooking Matters courses, including resources available to you like the Smart Phone App with recipes!
We have concluded webinar trainings on the Energize Our Families: Parent Program.
Looking for ideas to get moving? Check out Communities on the Move to see what other faith-based and neighborhood organizations are doing across the country to improve the health of their communities! For more community success stories from Let's Move Faith and Communities participants, visit www.letsmove.gov/success-stories.
The Let’s Move Faith and Communities toolkit and wellness leadership bulletin insert are designed to help faith-based and neighborhood organizations engage their communities and promote healthy choices and access to nutritious food.
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