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Healthy Activities Webinar Series


Did you know that children may gain weight two to three times faster during summer than during the school year? View PDF Efforts to promote nutrition and physical activity require year-round attention. The Summer Meal Coalition’s Healthy Activities webinar series provides summer meal providers with practical tools and resources to integrate nutrition education into their summer meal programs.

This series presents a range of opportunities to help summer meal providers develop a nutrition education plan that fits the staffing, time, and resource capacity of their program.

Webinar #1: Introduction to Nutrition Education for Summer Programs

Heather Reed, Nutrition Education Consultant at California Department of Education, provides an overview of nutrition education and how summer programs/summer meal programs can integrate fun activities that support nutrition and physical activity…and fun. This webinar includes planning tips, free resources, and sample plans.

Webinar #2: Rethink Your Drink! How Summer Meal Providers can Help Kids Make Smart Beverage Choices

The Network for a Healthy California‘s Jackie Richardson explains the importance of cutting back on sugar-sweetened beverages and provides practical tips for summer meal providers to help kids and their families make healthier drink choices.

Webinar #3: Children’s Power Play Campaign Grows Healthy Habits in the Redwood Empire

Learn by example from Gail Atkins, program director at Redwood Empire Food Bank, how the Network for a Healthy California Children’s Power Play! Campaign can support summer meal providers with healthy (and fun!) activities. For summer meal providers serving elementary school-age kids, this is a partnership opportunity you don’t want to miss!

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