Do you think you have what it takes the American Heart Association’s team?
HER has released a new report giving guidelines for feeding children under two—learn more here.
Healthy Eating Research (HER) released a report, Feeding Guidelines for Infants and Young Toddlers: A Responsive Parenting Approach, which comprise a set of simple, clear guidelines on what and how to feed babies under two years of age and also address related behaviors such as physical activity, television and other media use (screen time), and sleep. The guidelines, developed by a panel of experts and based off current scientific evidence, can be used by myriad stakeholders including parents and caregivers, health care providers, child care providers, WIC practitioners, and others. The full report, executive summary, and guidelines can be found on HER’s website: http://bit.ly/HERfeedingbrief.
Do you think you have what it takes the American Heart Association’s team?
Interested in the policy report from the American Heart Association? Check out their efforts in different areas here.
Interested in joining an elite group of grantees under Voices for Healthy Kids? Check out our open applications today.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is seeking applications from people like you!
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Leaders are people who are actively working - either professionally or as volunteers - to change policies and environments to help children eat better and be more active. We use the following criteria to evaluate whether to approve an applicant for Leader status with the Voices for Healthy Kids Action Center.
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At least one item must be checked within each of the following two categories:
1. Applicant is focused on changing policies and environments
They are working on one of Voices for Healthy Kid's six issue areas:
Ensure foods and beverages in schools meet dietary guidelines
Expand community access to high quality food
Expand physical activity programs in and out of school
Improve built environment in communities to increase physical activity
Use pricing strategies to promote purchase of healthier foods
Use regulation/policy to reduce youth exposure to unhealthy food marketing
They are working on other obesity-related issues, such as:
Their primary focus is working on individual behavior (e.g., teaching kids about food, play, etc.), but they have access to organizations that could provide opportunities to change environments, such as
Public Health Agencies
Their project is commercial, but contributes positively to changing policies and environments, such as:
2. Applicant is organizing others or contributing to organizing efforts
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Providing volunteer opportunities
Building contact lists of supporters to engage in advocacy
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Mayor or other local executive office
Federal, state, county or local public health department
Federal, state, county or transportation department
Federal, state or local education agency or school board
If the applicant claims to work for an organization, at least one item must be checked below:
3. Applicant works for an organization:
Has an email address that matches the domain of the organization they list
Is listed on the organization website as staff