Welcome to Let’s Move Boise! We invite you to become a partner in a community wide initiative to combat childhood obesity by increasing access to healthy food and physical activity.

Boise’s kids need our help. Children who are overweight and obese are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, prediabetes, joint problems, sleep apnea, cancer and poor self-esteem.

We are working in collaboration with the National League of Cities’ Healthy Communities for a Healthy Future to make substantive changes by educating child-care providers, raising awareness about choosemyplate.gov and school breakfast/lunch programs, growing fruits and vegetables, and providing neighborhood-based activities for kids and adults.
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Mayor’s School Walking Challenge

Time to lace up those sneakers! From Oct. 1-31, Treasure Valley elementary school kids are invited to participate in a school walking challenge. The schools in each city with the most participation and the most miles walked will win a $500 prize for new fitness equipment. A toolkit is available with forms and promotional ideas to inspire you to get trucking!  The toolkit includes:
School Walking Challenge Invitation
Tips for a Successful School Challenge with Sample Blog/Newsletter Template
School Walking Challenge Promotional Flyer
School Walking Challenge Sign Up Form
School Walking Challenge Finish Line Form
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SCHOOL LUNCH RECIPE CONTEST

Hey kids! Share a favorite recipe you would like to see served at your school. You could win lunch with the Mayor! Your recipe will also be featured at elementary schools all over Boise!

Prizes include:
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• Kitchen gadget basket
Chop, Chop recipe books
• Let’s Move Boise backpack & water bottles

Deadline: Thursday, Nov. 6. Winners announced January 2015. For details, see the School Lunch Recipe Contest flyer.

Sponsored by Boise School District Food & Nutrition Services, Let’s Move Boise, Boise Urban Garden School, the High Five Children’s Health Collaborative and Standard Restaurant Supply

 
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Do you want to start a garden program at your school? Already have a garden, but want to find the resources to help it grow?

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Let’s Move Boise, Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) and our partners will offer a school garden workshop for parents and educators in January 2015.

The training will cover:
• Garden planning
• Outdoor classroom management
• School garden success stories
• Managing your garden through a Garden Advisory Committee

Interested in attending? Visit the BUGS website at bit.ly/1rUjXGK.

 

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