Nov. 9 webinar will focus on youth nutrition and physical activity; part of health foundation’s annual policy forum

The third of five free webinars about efforts to reduce disease and unhealthy behaviors that often begin in childhood will focus on policies and programs to improve nutrition and physical activity among Kentucky’s children, with a focus on improving health equity and the impact of covid-19.
The webinar, “Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Through Nutrition & Physical Activity,” will be presented  from 2 to 3 p.m. ET Monday, Nov. 9. It is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.
The webinar is part of the monthly “Moving Kids Toward Natural Highs” series that is serving as the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky‘s annual policy forum, due to the pandemic. The foundation is partnering with Kentucky Youth Advocates on this year’s Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum.
This month’s panelists will be: Amanda Goldman, health-care industry strategist, Gordon Food Service and the former system director for the Catholic Health Initiatives Food and Nutrition Services national program; Paula Little, assistant superintendent and instructional supervisor, Clinton County Schools; Jamie Sparks, school health program manager for ETR, a national non-profit working to advance health equity, and former coordinated school health director for the state education department; and Nellie Ellis, freshman at Centre College and graduate of Whitley County High School. The moderator will be Marianne Smith Edge, founder, The AgriNutrition Edge, a food-and-agriculture communications consultancy based in Owensboro.
The last two webinars on the schedule will be “Understanding Youth and Building Good Mental Health” (Dec. 14) and “Stopping Vaping and Substance Use” (Jan. 11).
The webinar recordings for the first two in the series can be viewed on the foundation’s website. Click here to view “State of Child Health in Kentucky” and here for “Intervening Early.”
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