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National Public Health Week Kicks Off with Focus on Children’s Health

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Monday, April 7th marks the beginning of the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) National Public Health Week. This year, the APHA will encourage its 50,000 members and many organizational partners to take a close look at a few key areas of public health via daily themes, starting with child health.

Monday’s theme is “Be Healthy from the Start.” Because good nutrition is so essential to child development and the prevention of childhood obesity, the APHA has recommended that public health professionals take the opportunity to encourage parents and childcare providers to engage children in healthy eating behaviors.

The Monday Campaigns’ Kids Cook Monday, founded on the concept that healthy eating behaviors start with learning basic nutrition knowledge and cooking skills in the home, is lending support by offering a new resource, the Family Dinner Date newsletter.

Each Family Dinner Date newsletter will package a family-friendly recipe and educational items such as how-to cooking videos, fun facts about the recipe’s cuisine, and informative nutrition worksheets for kids. Parents will receive the recipe package on Fridays to allow for time to shop for ingredients over the weekend and start building excitement about their upcoming Monday night experience.

For more, visit TheKidsCookMonday.org.

 

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