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.
BOISE CHILD CARE WORKSHOPS PROFILED IN NATIONAL PUBLICATION
Child care workshops coordinated by Let’s Move Boise are featured as a “best practice” in Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) Guide: A Resource Guide for Municipal and County Leaders, a new resource published by the National League of Cities to help build healthier communities.
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!
• Culinary classes with the Boise Urban Garden School
• 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 food.school.boiseschools.org
Sponsored by Boise School District Food & Nutrition Services, Let’s Move Boise, Boise Urban Garden School and the High Five Children’s Health Collaborative
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?
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.
A tortilla chicken soup recipe by 11-year-old Katie Hebdon, Nampa, was the Idaho winner of the 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a national kids’ recipe contest to promote healthy eating among America’s youth.
Katie and her mother cooked up “K&T’s Amazing Tortilla Chicken Soup”.
“My mom and I were attempting to make a quick, healthy, and easy dinner, and we came up with this recipe,” says Katie. “Both my brother Timmy and I modified it to make sure it was a complete meal and tasted fabulous!!! We both love to cook!”
More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year featuring wholesome, tasty ingredients, including salmon, black beans, and ground turkey. The challenge is sponsored by Let’s Move, Epicurious, the Department of Education, and the Department of Agriculture.