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HEPA Awareness Month

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Please join us in making February at our Y, HEPA Awareness Month!

Our Y is expanding its longtime commitment to children and youth by adopting a set of Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards that will be disseminated through early childhood, afterschool programs, camp and the culture of the Y as a whole. The standards we are adopting will build a healthier future for our children by providing environments rich in healthy opportunities for eating and physical activity. These standards, when implemented fully throughout the Y, will be the basis for which the Y’s commitment to being one of the largest and healthiest providers of early childhood education and afterschool programming in the nation is recognized. Throughout 2016, we will be taking steps to make our Y healthier!

Specifically we will:

·      Have each department take a HEPA self assessment of their area

·      Identify HEPA Champions in each department/program area

·      HEPA Champions will lead the HEPA Task Force for designated departments; meeting quarterly to discuss plans and implementation

·      Market our HEPA initiative to the community as a competitive advantage

·      Increase family engagement by having:

o   2 annual events and/or program enhancements that are HEPA Driven

o   HEPA tips, recipes, activities

·      Develop a Staff Training Plan for nutrition and physical activities

·      Start conversations with Community Leaders on our HEPA plans

·      Update all job descriptions to include some HEPA language and responsibilities 

·      HEPA wording and descriptions to be added to Parent Handbooks and newsletters

 

Every Tuesday, keep an eye out on social media for our HEPA Tips and Tricks!

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