Healthy Children, Healthy Families: Parents Making a Difference!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools August 15, 2017 Print Friendly and PDF

Learn about the new Collaboration for Health, Activity, and Nutrition in Children’s Environments (CHANCE) curriculum titled: Healthy Children, Healthy Families: Parents Making a Difference! (HCHF), from CHANCE program leader, Tisa Hill. The curriculum was developed and tested at Cornell Cooperative Extension sites across New York State with input from educators and parents. Implementation of HCHF in conjunction with supportive changes in the environments where children live, learn, and play has been shown to support and encourage healthy habits and contribute to reduce chronic disease.

The CHANCE Program, with the new HCHF curriculum, has proven successful in improving consumption of healthy food, increased physical activity, and improved parenting behaviors among the first 315 low-income parents completed the curriculum. This webinar will outline the HCHF curriculum as well as highlight its areas of greatest impact including:  reduced soda intake; increased frequency low-fat dairy, fruit, and vegetable consumption; increased physical activity among children; and increased availability of fruit vs. non-nutritious snack foods at home.

Learning objectives: 

  • Learn what HCHF is and how it works
  • Learn how to support parents in making healthy choices easier for their families.
  • Discuss how parenting skills can be used in the classroom and school environment to support children's healthy eating and active play. 


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    Healthy Children, Healthy Families: Parents Making a Difference! Webpage


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    This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.