What is Healthy Kids Healthy Communities? How does our community benefit:
Healthy Kids Healthy Communities (HKHC) builds state and local partnerships to expand opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity for children and low-income adults where they live, learn, play, work, eat, and shop. HKHC coalitions and over 600 state and local partners create sustainable community change through a collective impact framework; key elements include a common agenda, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, shared measurements, and active coalitions to support increased healthy eating, increased physical activity, and healthy weights.
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Data that is specific to our state, county and community :
Why is HKHC important in Cibola County? What is the obesity rate in our county?
What is New Mexico's Childhood Obesity Rate?
How important is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to our State?
What does Future Foundations and Healthy Kids Healthy Communities do to help prevent obesity while encouraging healthy eating and physical activity?
Future Foundations hosted the 5-2-1-O Challenge
Eat 5 fruits and vegetables. Spend 2 hours less on the computer. Spend at least 1 on physical activity. Drink water.
“Eat Smart to Play Hard” (ESPH) is a 6-week campaign developed using a social marketing framework that is designed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among 8- to 10-year old children.
Community organizations to establish Farm to School initiatives including local procurement, establishing/supporting edible gardens
Future Foundations hosted Walk/Bike to school day for students. All seven elementary schools in our County are encouraged to have students walk or bike to school.
Working with School Health Advisory to develop and implement a comprehensive school district wellness policy
Develop goals for each of the following areas: nutrition and nutrition education; physical activity; physical education; health education; behavioral health; school safety; health services; and staff wellness and professional learning;