The Partnership Center News: Let's Move Faith and Communities / We Can! Webinar SeriesU.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services sent this bulletin at 04/03/2013 03:23 PM EDT
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We invite you to join Let’s Move Faith and Communities for a special series of on-line training opportunities that will equip health leaders to run the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) We Can! program in their communities. We Can! is a science-based national education program that provides parents, caregivers and communities with tools and strategies to help families improve food choices, increase physical activity and reduce screen time.
We Can! offers two core curricula:
1) The Energize Our Families: Parent Program is a multiple-session curriculum designed to provide parents and caregivers with the knowledge and skills they need, along with practical tools, to help families maintain a healthy weight. Specific topics include shopping for healthy food on a budget, controlling portion sizes, increasing physical activity in youth and reducing family screen time.
2) Media Smart Youth: Eat, Think and Be Active! is 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. The program uses nutrition and physical activity examples to help youth think critically about how media influences the choices they make.
To register for a We Can! webinar, please click on one of the dates below:
Webinars on "Energize Our Families: Parent Program"
The following "Energize Our Families: Parent Program" webinar is geared toward faith community nurses and is being co-hosted by Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries:
Webinars on "Media Smart Youth: Eat, Think and Be Active!"
In addition, last month, First Lady Michelle Obama recognized two winning videos of the Let's Move! Communities on the Move Video Challenge for their terrific work to make their communities healthier. Watch the winning videos and 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!
The Let's Move Faith and Communities team