New Mexico Healthier Weight Council
Physical Activity and Nutrition Resource Kit for NM Schools and Communities
The New Mexico Healthier Weight Council (HWC) Education Systems Advisory Group is pleased to announce the release of a new tool, "Physical Activity and Nutrition Resource Kit for New Mexico Schools and Communities." This resource kit was developed by a collaborative group of public and private partners working together to improve the health and quality of life for New Mexicans.
The Resource Kit:
- Provides a list of the nutrition education and physical education activity programs and curricula (elementary and secondary audiences) that are known to or used by HWC members.
- Provides an evaluation tool that can be used to help determine if a program is appropriate for particular needs.
- Provides definitions of Evidence-Based Practice, Best Practice, and Promising Approach to help users understand terms when clairms are made
The resource kit is not all-inclusive. There are many other worthwwhile programs that might fit particular needs. It is not an endorsement of any one program but rather a resource to help schools and communities select a program.
To learn more about the Healthier Weight Council visit www.healthierweight.org