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March 18, 2015
February 4, 2015
The NYC Excellence in School Wellness Award 2014-2015 application is now available!
Apply now on behalf of your school!
Deadline for submission is Tuesday, March 31, 2015
November 21, 2014
It's that time of the year again! The CHALK 2015 Minigrant application is now available!
Calling for applications to all community based organizations and initiatives that support healthy lifestyles for school-aged children in Washington Heights/Inwood.
Grants are awarded to fund either new or ongoing initiatives that increase access to and knowledge about healthy foods and eating habits, and/or physical activity. Applicants can apply for grants of up to $2,000 and may be partially funded.
This year we are rolling out a much easier electronic format of the application! Applicants can now apply via an online submission!
Any questions please contact Hector at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-305-2771
September 25, 2014
The CHALK Snack Policy is a guide for students and parents to make the best choices possible when selecting snacks. Snack choices are pided into three categories: best "everyday" foods, good "everyday" foods and "not permitted in school" foods. The groupings are based on the nutritional value of the item. With the help of our school community we chose to list the food items that should be consumed once a week or less as "not permitted in schools.". Having the policy handy or in a place where it can be seen, like your refrigerator door, helps you make quick and nutritious decisions for yourself and your family.
September 18, 2014
Shape Up NYC is a free citywide fitness program run by NYC Parks, in partnership with NYC Service, Equinox, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, that targets neighborhoods with high rates of obesity and obesity related disease.
Shape Up NYC offers Zumba, Yoga, aerobics, kickboxing, cardio sculpt, and more --
and we can tailor the class format and schedule to meet the needs at the host site.
Requirements: Classes must be free and open to the public A multi-purpose room that can hold a minimum of 20-25 people An iPod dock or CD player
If you are interested in hosting a class, please call 212-360-3300 or email email@example.com
September 18, 2014
Young adults ages 15 to 20
Lead a Media-Smart Youth program in your community to teach youth about media, nutrition, and physical activity.
Applications are due October 24, 2014.
For more information and to apply visit www.nichd.nih.gov/msy/teenleaders
May 15, 2014
Bachata music star Henry Santos is now a Vive tu Vida/Live your Life campaign participant!
He has demonstarted an interest in promoting physical activity and healthy eating in Washington Heights/Inwood, especially to the youth. We are looking forward to future collaborative projects and will keep everyone posted.
Pictured below is Henry Santos and his management team along with Andrea Hausel, CHALK Program Manager, Andres Nieto, Director of NYP/Ambulatory Care Network Community Outreach, Miriam Torres, Manager, Dodi Meyer, CHALK Medical Director and Julio Batista, Director of Community Affairs
Please check out these articles featuring Henry Santos where he mentions his collaboration with New York Presbyterian Hospital and the CHALK program.
April 4, 2014
March 25, 2014
Apply now to showcase how your elementary school promotes a healthy school environment to prevent childhood obesity and improve academic achievement.
Schools can receive prizes ranging from plagues, banners, media coverage and gift cards depending on award level. Email: ESWA@health.nyc.gov if you have any questions about the award.
Promoting Healthy Weight 2.0 Colloquium Series: Overview of the Life Course Framework and the Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Maternal and Pediatric Obesity
February 21, 2014
The Colloquium is offered by the University of Tennessee's Public Health Nutrition Program on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 12:30 pm-5:00 pm EDST at the Howard Baker Center on the UT campus. If attending on-site, check-in at 12:30 pm EDST. If participating online, log-on by 12:45 pm EDST. The conference begins promptly at 12:50 pm EDST.
Although there is NO COST for the colloquium, space at the Howard Baker Center in Knoxville is limited, so please register early. After you register a confirmation email will be sent to you, so please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book. If you will be viewing the webcast in a group setting, EACH participant should complete a separate registration form.
Click the following link for a Registration Open Flyer:
REGISTER BETWEEN WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 & TUESDAY, MARCH 25
Click the following link to register for ONLINE WEBCAST participation:http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=7rixiugab&oeidk=a07e8tgti0a7ed6f8a7
Click the following link to register for ON-SITE PARTICIPATION at the Howard Baker Center:
Approval for continuing education credits will be submitted for Registered Dietitians, Certified Health Education Specialists, and Registered Nurses.
For more information about the colloquium, please go to:
If you would like any additional information, please contact us at email@example.com. Thank you, and we look forward to your participation in this colloquium!
The University of Tennessee Promoting Healthy Weight 2.0 Colloquium Series