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Let's Move! Toolkit for Faith Communities
Let's Move! Toolkit for Faith Communities
First Lady Michelle Obama is calling all faith and community leaders to help with her "Let's Move" initiative, which focuses on fighting childhood obesity. Visit the link for a free toolkit designed for faith communities.
We Can! Ways To Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition
We Can! Ways To Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition

 We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. We Can! provides helpful information and dozens of valuable resources for your family, including tips, worksheets, and tools, all designed to help your family stay healthy.

Faith United to End Childhood Obesity
Faith United to End Childhood Obesity
filed under Interfaith     tags Youth, Let's Move!, Healthy Weight
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation’s leading public health threats—childhood obesity. The goal of the Alliance is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015, and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices. Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation, the Alliance works to positively affect the places that can make a difference in a child’s health: homes, schools, doctor’s offices, and communities. 

RAINN - Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
RAINN - Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More Program
Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More Program

The Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More Program (Faithful Families) promotes healthy eating and physical activity in communities of faith. Resources for the program include a 9-session Faithful Families curriculum and the Eating Smart and Moving More Planning Guide for Faith Communities. The Faithful Families curriculum is co-taught by nutrition and physical activity educators and trained lay leaders from faith communities in small group sessions. Lay Leaders bring the spiritual elements into each session, through discussion questions and “Thinking it Through” prompts in each lesson.

Challenging Violence (from Diocese of CT)
Challenging Violence (from Diocese of CT)

This website seeks to provide resources for individuals, families, congregations and dioceses to engage in the work of challenging violence. There are pages of resources that are pastoral and educational. There is also a page of advocacy resources and possibilities for connecting with other organizations involved in advocacy and challenging violence. We are always looking for additional resources, so you if know of things we could add or if you have questions, please email: challengingviolence@gmail.com.

Summer Food Service Program
Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.

filed under Secular, Español     tags Nutrition, Youth
Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration
Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration

Earlier this year the popular Children's Television Workshop show Sesame Street introduced Alex, a muppet whose father is in jail.  To go along with this new storyline, they have developed, multimedia tools for families with young children (ages 3–8) who have an incarcerated parent.  In 2007, an estimated 1.7 million children under the age of 18 had a parent in prison.

Incarceration Toolkit

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Sesame Street
Sesame Street

From healthy eating to dealing with grief, the Children's Television Workshop utilizes the familiar characters of Sesame Street to address 'big topics'.

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