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Physical Activity and Reduced Sedentary Behavior Supports Success Stories

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Let's Ride! Let’s Eat Healthy! Let’s Have Fun!

Jul 27, 2020

Kids in Jefferson Parish Louisiana are riding their bikes and eating more veggies! Not only did this group of 4th and 5th grade students at Washington STEM Elementary School (WES) learn how to safely ride a bicycle, change and repair a tire tube and read a map, they had fun doing it! The students were proud of their accomplishments, with their teachers and coaches encouraging them, and they learned the importance of physical activity.

Indoor Playground Gets Kids Moving

May 27, 2020

Imagine a school day where children cannot go outside to the playground because of the weather. Now, imagine a school with an indoor playground! In 2019, LSU AgCenter SNAP-Ed and the Ouachita Parish Healthy Communities Coalition created an indoor playground at Shady Grove Elementary School.

Wisconsin Youth Tackle Community Health Challenges through SNAP-Ed Partnership

Aug 01, 2019

Wisconsin youth are tackling health challenges in their communities head-on with a program called Youth Advocates for Community Health (YACH). Partnerships between youth and adults are central to this program. It is organized by educators from the University of Wisconsin – Madison Division of Extension SNAP-Ed. Engaged youth also play a big role in leading projects. 

Chickasaw Nation SNAP-Ed Coordinated Programming and Evaluation

Aug 04, 2017

The Eagle Adventure program was developed through a collaboration between the Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services SNAP-Ed Program and the Oklahoma State University in Indian Country for youth and their families after extensive formative research indicated type 2 diabetes as a major concern among parents and elders. The team used the socioecological model (SEM) as the framework for development of the program and evaluation processes.

Buy Eat Live Better

May 05, 2017

Buy Eat Live Better: Teaches SNAP-Ed eligible youth and adults in the locations that they eat, live, learn, work, play, and shop. Collaborates with community and statewide partners to leverage resources and increase program reach to eligible audiences. Empowers organizations and individuals to create changes in policies, systems, and environments that make the healthy choice the easy choice for all Montanans.

Text2BHealthy

Jun 13, 2016

Text2BHealthy is a text message program targeting parents of elementary school students who are currently receiving classroom-based nutrition education. Face-to-face nutrition education is an effective tool in teaching children about fruits and vegetables, but programs often experience difficulty reaching parents.

Reinforcing Multi-Sector Partnerships

Jun 13, 2016

The Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (MOCAN) is an example of a multi-sector partnership consisting of representatives from more than 50 statewide and local agencies, institutions, organizations, other coalitions, and individuals.