Resources for Community Leaders

Kids Eat Right Month - Resources for community leaders and groups

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Neighborhood and faith-based organizations are well-positioned to initiate and coordinate activities that encourage healthy living and well-being. Trusted leaders in communities and congregations can empower families and communities to make better choices to improve the health of our children. If you want to make a difference in your community, encourage your community leaders and groups to act:

  • Invite a registered dietitian nutritionist to host nutrition education classes online or in person for your group or faith community.
  • Announce Kids Eat Right Month in your newsletter or on your website.
  • Promote Kids Eat Right Month activities to your local media.
  • Grow healthful food for your family or community by starting a garden.
  • Help ensure that kids in your community have access to nutritious meals when school is out by hosting a Summer Food Service Program, providing free meals to help low-income areas get the food they need to grow into healthy adults.
  • Host an online or in-person weekly exercise activity for your community or congregation.
  • Use this guide and template to contact your mayor or governor to request a proclamation.
  • Follow Kids Eat Right on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Pinterest.