NYS Health Impact Statements

The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) is pleased to announce the release of four new Health Impact Statements: “Increasing Physical Activity at Schools in New York State”, “Improving Nutrition at Schools in New York State”, “Implementing Food Standards in New York State”, and “Increasing Breastfeeding in New York State”. From 2013-2018, NYS DOH received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address the problem of obesity by increasing physical activity opportunities for students; improving the nutrition environment for students; implementing food service guidelines at community sites including work places, hospitals, municipalities and community-based organizations; and promoting, supporting and protecting breastfeeding in hospitals, health care practices, worksites and community organizations. The attached reports summarize the impact that this funding had on children and adults in NYS. Each report includes a description of the problem, the intervention, and the health impact. These reports have been approved for public use. Feel free to share them with partners or colleagues that are involved in initiatives to decrease obesity, increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and increase breastfeeding.

Active transportation CSPAP Healthy Meetings Physical activity before and after school Physical activity during school Physical Education Recess School Nutrition Wellness Committees

Let’s Move Active Schools Interactive Infographic

A new infographic is available to help schools easily identify physical education and physical activity resources, programs, professional development, grants, training, and technical assistance. Click on the Active Schools area you’d like to explore, and a list of evidenced-based resources will appear.

Community Engagement CSPAP Parent Involvement Physical activity before and after school Physical activity during school Physical Education Recess

School District Wellness Policies: Evaluating Progress and Potential for Improving Children’s Health Eight Years after the Federal Mandate

This report provides a strong rationale for why the CHSC grant focuses on school wellness policy components. The report also includes recommendations for policy opportunities that align nicely with the grant strategies.

Classroom Celebrations CSPAP Food Marketing in Schools Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) Joint/Shared Use Physical activity before and after school Physical activity during school Physical Education Safe Routes to School School Nutrition School Wellness Policy Staff Involvement Vending Wellness Committees

Fan4Kids

FAN4Kids is a non-profit company offering a comprehensive and innovative program designed to introduce kids to a lifetime of healthy living. Working with kids, parents, schools, and local communities, FAN4Kids brings an enhanced level of fitness and nutrition education into schools and homes. Our target population is elementary school students in low-income, urban public schools.

Food Marketing in Schools Healthy Food Environment Physical activity before and after school Physical activity during school Physical Education Recess School Nutrition

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