April 11, 2015 / 2013 / April / New Resources Supporting Let's Move! (Part 2)

New Resources Supporting Let's Move! (Part 2)

submitted April 10, 2013 by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
<h1>New Resources Supporting Let's Move! (Part 2)</h1>

In my previous post, I discussed some of the motivational aspects of my visit to Washington DC and the importance of recognition in our ministries. It can make a powerful difference when our hard work is acknowledged by others (even if we like to think otherwise).

In this entry, I will highlight some of the wonderful resources we were informed about and provide the necessary information you need to put these to work in your ministry. So, let's get moving! (See what I did there?)

Resources:

We Can! Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition

This is a wonderful website with terrific resources to be shared with parents. One of my favorite tools is a Screen Time Log for parents. One could spend days exploring just this website and its links! The site is devoted to three specific objectives, each full of more resources:

  1. Eat Right
  2. Get Active
  3. Reduce Screen Time

HHS Directories

One thing I did not realize is the wealth of resources available on various government websites. These websites are full of practical, ready to use materials but this is definitely a case of being overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information. However, the good news is that if you are looking for something specific, there is probably a great resource already dedicated to it, whether it is an awareness day or someone is dealing with a particular illness. How to find this information? Here are three directories that I have found invaluable:

  1. HHS.gov Twitter feeds
  2. HHS.gov Facebook directory
  3. HHS.gov Youtube channel

ChooseMyPlate.gov

We have highlighted this resource before, but it continues to expand with new tools and ideas and deserves a mention here. 

  1. ChooseMyPlate.gov
  2. MyPlate on Pinterest

Videos from Let's Move! Challenge 

All of the videos are great! Here are the three video winners highlighting Let's Move! efforts around the country:

First Prize: Macedonia on the Move

Popular Choice Award: 100 Citizens: Role Models for the Future

Exceptional Achievement: Take One SMALL Step!!

We will continue to highlight more resources in future blog entries!


Matthew Ellis is CEO of National Episcopal Health Ministries.