This June, Let’s Move Faith and Communities is excited to present online trainings on three evidence-based health education programs that you can run in your community! All training programs are free to community health leaders.
We hope you can join us on Wednesday, May 28 from 1-3 p.m. EDT for a training on Media-Smart Youth®: Eat, Think and Be Active!, an after-school program that uses nutrition and physical activity examples to help young people ages 11 to 13 understand how media influences the choices they make and to help youth build media analysis and production skills. It is part of the National Institutes of Health’s We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition) program, a science-based national education program that provides parents, caregivers and communities with the strategies and skills they need to help families improve food choices, increase physical activity, and reduce screen time.
We hope you can also join us on Wednesday, June 18 from 12-1:30 p.m. EDT for a training on EatPlayGrow ™, an early childhood health curriculum developed by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) in partnership with the National Institutes of Health's (NIH’s) We Can! program. EatPlayGrow combines the most up-to-date science from the NIH with CMOM's creative educational approach to teach young children and their parents how to make healthy nutritional and physical-activity choices.
Click here to register for the June 18 training on EatPlayGrow.
The EatPlayGrow training is presented by CMOM and co-hosted by Let’s Move Faith & Communities, Let’s Move! Child Care and Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens.
In addition, from June 24-26, Let’s Move Faith and Communities is collaborating with Share Our Strength to present three different webinar trainings on Cooking Matters®. Founded in 1993, Cooking Matters and thousands of volunteer instructors have helped more than 150,000 low-income families in communities across the country learn how to eat better for less. Together, Cooking Matters and its partners serve families across the country through interactive grocery store tours, hands-on cooking courses and educational tools.
The Cooking Matters webinar series consists of three trainings on different themes. The trainings are presented byShare Our Strength and co-hosted by Let’s Move Faith & Communities:
Tuesday, June 24, 12-1 p.m. EDT: Cooking Matters at the Store
Cooking Matters at the Store tours provide families with hands-on education as they shop for food, giving them skills to compare foods for cost and nutrition. Participants learn how to plan and budget for healthy, affordable, and delicious meals for their families. This webinar will show you how to run a Cooking Matters at the Store Tour, including tips on recruiting participants, resources available to you and best practices for leading a tour.
Wednesday, June 25, 12-1 p.m. EDT: Cooking Matters in Your Food Pantry
Cooking Matters in Your Food Pantry helps with planning, organizing and leading food pantry demos in your community. This webinar will provides sample outlines of several nutrition education lessons and activities that can be used in the food pantry setting, easily customized to the amount of time you have available for your demonstration. It also contains a wide selection of handouts and recipes to use at your demo and to send home with clients. We will also discuss setting up a well-stocked pantry in the home so clients can access quick, healthy meals with budget and time in mind.
Thursday, June 26, 12-1 p.m. EDT: Cooking Matters
Cooking Matters hands-on courses empower families with the skills to be self-sufficient in the kitchen. Participants practice fundamental food skills, including proper knife techniques, reading ingredient labels, cutting up a whole chicken, and making a healthy meal for a family of four on a $10 budget. Each course is team-taught by a volunteer chef and nutrition educator and covers meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting and nutrition. This webinar will cover some of the fundamental food skills that we teach in our Cooking Matters courses, including resources available to you like our Smart Phone App with recipes!
We hope you can join us for one or more trainings on these terrific health education curricula! For more information on these webinars and Let’s Move Faith and Communities, please email us at Partnerships@hhs.gov or call 202-358-3595.
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