EPES Conception teaches workshops on health and nutrition and social service approaches to human rights
Concepción, Chile, October 28, 2014 (EPES) .- Since June, EPES Conception Foundation has been doing workshops on nutrition and health for women involved in community organizations, including educators and primary care workers health in Hualpén communes, Talcahuano, Penco and Tomé.
The goal of EPES training is for participants to gain new insights into the economic, political, social and cultural aspects of health and nutrition both on the individual and community perspective. The workshops are taught by Virginia Norambuena, educator Foundation EPES Conception.
Upon completing the workshops, the trainees are expected to deploy awareness campaigns targeted at their local community and strive to have an impact on public policies especially as they related to nutrition and community emphasizing human rights and gender.
Women participants belong to community organizations, including neighborhood councils, committees Vida Chile, Cultural Centers, Health Groups, Groups Adult / Senior ace, Health Clinics, Women’s Groups, Community and Ecological Association, Local Development Councils, Health Committees, among others.
Included in the group of educators are participants working in different educational communities, so their contribution to community awareness, developing classroom and families work in health promotion and prevention from a holistic view is important.
The third and final workshop will be held in early November, it is aimed at workers already established in the primary health care field. Virginia Norambuena said that the workshops correspond to current consequences of unhealthy food, social aspects of diet, nutrition transition and the classes propose practical tools for healthy eating that supports the health of communities.
The Pew Charitable Trust reports bad news for kids and sodium in-take…
More than 90 percent of school-age children in the United States consume more sodium each day than current dietary guidelines recommend, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CDC finds that U.S. children ages 6 to 18 consume an average of about 3,300 milligrams of sodium a day. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that children’s daily intake of sodium be less than 2,300 milligrams. Consuming too much sodium increases the risk of developing high blood pressure and heart disease—costly medical conditions that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Schools can help students avoid excess sodium by serving meals and snacks low in salt, CDC experts conclude. Their study found that children consumed 43 percent of their sodium from just 10 common foods, including pizza, chicken nuggets, cold cuts, and other items traditionally found on school menus.
Learning ZoneXpress has a series of products that helps schools, parents and kids recognize the problem with a diet rich in sodium…
18″ x 24″ Laminated
Also available in the MyPlate Sound Advice Poster Set
The educational salt pamphlet explains the sources of sodium in our diets, common high sodium foods, how to read food labels, and tips to reduce sodium intake.
A Healthy Habit™ are a series of tri-fold brochures that are easy-to-read nutrition education resources for the doctor’s office, healthcare clinic, classroom, or workplace. Other topics covered include MyPlate on a Budget, Handy Portions, Breakfast Basics, and more.
8 1/2” x 11”, tri-fold
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November is National Diabetes Month, a month to raise awareness of a chronic disease that affects approximately 30 million people in the United States. Learning ZoneXpress offers a number of resources related to diabetes aimed to help educate both those affected by the disease as well as those working to prevent it.
Full color graphics printed on durable vinyl
31.5″ x 82″
Rolls up and down in seconds into a lightweight aluminum base
Includes black carrying bag and foldable rod
Customized options available.
18″ x 24″ Laminated
Promote good food choices with diabetes in mind with the Diabetes MyPlate Tri-Fold Brochure. This educational nutrition brochure features an adaptation of the USDA food guide pyramid replacement, MyPlate, to show foods divided into a diabetes-friendly guide. Foods are categorized by adapted food groups, including: fruits, non-starchy vegetables, protein, dairy, and starchy vegetables, grains, and legumes.
The diabetes brochure identifies and addresses the significance of carbohydrates in a diabetic diet, the importance of daily physical activity, and encourages reducing the amount of solid fats, added sugars, and salt in your diet.
A Healthy Habit™ is a series of easy-to-read nutrition education brochures for the doctor’s office, healthcare clinic, classroom, or workplace.
50 copies, 8 1/2″ x 11″, tri-fold
OK it seems like just days since we celebrated World Food Day. And it was – just October 16 yet here comes another reason to celebrate food – National Food Day on October 24. Here are the various ways to celebrate – according to the National Food Day website…
Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.
Looking to get involved in Food Day 2014? Here are five ways you can participate from wherever you are:
Attend a Food Day event — Check out our Food Day national map and plug in your zipcode to find details about Food Day events near you.
Join the #FoodDayChat Twitter Chat — 5 hours, 5 topics — a conversation about food justice, public health, food policy, and more. This online event is hosted by@FoodDay2014, 12-5pm ET on October 24. Follow and use hashtag #FoodDayChat to participate.
Thunderclap — Register your social media account for the #FoodDay2014 Thunderclap to add your voice to support real and just food for all. The more people who sign up, the bigger the impact we can make!
Food Literacy Quiz — Share the Food Day Food Literacy Quiz and encourage your network to take it on Food Day.
#FoodDayPlate — Participate in the #FoodDayPlate contest on social media by sharing a photo of your healthy or sustainable meal on Food Day! Use hashtag #FoodDayPlate to participate
It’s in the news – everyone is at least a little worried about infectious disease these days. One of the things the Center for Disease Control (CDC) does is CDC promote the health and well-being of children and adolescents to enable them to become healthy and productive adults. They have a website that helps visitors appreciate that being healthy is just the first step in preparing students – but also provides tools to get school and classrooms prepared such as Coordinated School Health, systematic approach to improving students’ health and well-being so they can participate and succeed in school.
School Health recently posted a series of articles that help frame the topic:
- What School Nurses Need to Know About the 2014 Enterovirus D68 Outbreak
- Recommended Personal Protective Equipment to Prevent the Spread of Ebola
- Cleaning vs. Sanitizing vs. Disinfecting – A School Primer
At Learning ZoneXpress we have some tools to help too – often with younger students We have a series of products that promotes and rewards hand washing. It’s a good first step toward keeping kids healthy and it’s a step that even preK and early elementary grades can understand:
Reward proper handwashing techniques and adventurous eating with these colorful stickers. Stickers make a great reward or prize! 4 rolls (2 rolls each design), 200 – 2″ diameter stickers per roll in 4 sticker styles
Glo Germ™ is an effective way to show proper hand washing and cleaning and helps you teach general infection control. The oil, powder or lotion contains plastic simulated “germs” and armed with an ultraviolet lamp you become the “germ detective”. For hand washing training use the oil or lotion, the powder can be used to show surface contamination
The vast majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students during school, according to a new poll by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the American Heart Association.
The findings come as school districts implement the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards. The standards set basic limits on the fat, salt, and calories in foods and beverages sold through vending machines, school stores, and a la carte cafeteria menus.
Learning ZoneXpress has a range of products that help students make the connection between healthy options at school and encouraging health options at home, such as the Healthy Snack Bookmark!
August is National Breastfeeding Month. According to Women’s Health,
Research suggests that breastfed babies have lower risks of:
Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
Diarrhea and vomiting
Lower respiratory infections
Necrotizing (nek-roh-TEYE-zing) enterocolitis (en-TUR-oh-coh-lyt-iss), a disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract in pre-term infants
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Type 2 diabetes
But that’s not all, breastfeeding also improves health of the mother, it lowers the risk of Type 2 diabetes, certain types of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Mothers can increase the health benefits by focusing on a healthy diet as they breastfeed. USDA MyPlate has created a recipe designed especially to help mother keep healthy and they make it easy because new mothers know, there’s plenty to do and keeping it simple helps.
Learning ZoneXpress has a wide range of nutrition education materials that promote healthy decision making – including a range of nutrition materials for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Such as…
Women have special nutritional needs during breastfeeding. The MyPlate for Breastfeeding Moms Handout Tablet is a dietary guide based on USDA MyPlate recommendations to help women who are breastfeeding eat a healthy, balanced diet that supports the baby’s needs and helps mom return to her pre-pregnancy weight. The plan shows amounts of food needed from each food group based on whether the mother is breastfeeding only or breastfeeding and giving formula. The backside of the handout addresses the importance of hydration and fluid requirements, weight loss while breastfeeding, food safety, and the benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby. 8 1/2″ x 11″, 50 sheets, 2-sided
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From our friends at GrantStation…
Youth Service Organizations Supported
Youth Service America: Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency Program
Youth Service America (YSA) is a resource center that partners with organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of volunteer opportunities for young people to serve locally, nationally, and globally. YSA’s Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency Program offers organizations support to lead high-impact, high-visibility youth service activities and celebration events during Global Youth Service Day, April 17-19, 2015. Lead Agencies will receive a planning grant of $1,000 to $3,000 funded by State Farm, capacity-building training, and ongoing consultation. Typically, Lead Agencies are local, regional, or statewide nonprofit organizations with a focus on youth development and positive community engagement. Nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and the provinces of Alberta, Ontario, and New Brunswick in Canada are eligible to apply. The application deadline is July 31, 2014. Visit the YSA website to learn more about the program.
We are asking you to look into your heart and help us support a program (HFAW) that will make a difference in the lives of so many women, children and men in Kenya. Please consider a donation to help train 30 women and men in poor, rural Kenya to be strong health and human rights promoters tin their communities.
To encourage you to support the effort, Learning ZoneXpress will offer a $15 gift certificate to the first 50 people who donate $10 and Tweet about the donation tagging @lxzpress. (The funding round ends June 29.)
This is what you need to do:
- Have a Twitter account
- Donate $10 (or more!) to the project here
- Once the transaction is complete, you can Tweet about your donation through the website. Be sure to add @lzxpress to the Tweet so that we see it
- We will then ask you to send us contact info and we will send you a $15 gift certificate
More about the Project
HFAW will train 30 rural poor women (and men) to be strong health and human rights promoters through a six month pilot training in transformative strategies based on popular education which has been highly effective in Chile (via EPES Foundation) changing the lives of poor women. HFAW focuses on reproductive health and human rights as critical step to break the epidemic discrimination against women. The methods empowers women to fight for change and includes a few supportive men to fight backlash.
The Learning ZoneXpress Connection
Promoting worldwide health and human rights – especially for women and children – is a passion for Learning ZoneXpress founder Melanie Nelson. Melanie has worked hard to help make that happen through her volunteer work with (and generous donations to) EPES – an acronym for Educacion Popular en Salud which can be translated into Popular Education for Health. It is a program that focuses on empowering shantytown women to make changes in domestic violence, tobacco control, breast cancer, HIV awareness, and more recently, nutrition education.
We love this idea happening in our home state, as reported by the line media…
A recent city-ordinance change has paved the way for mobile grocery stores. Now the Wilder Foundation’s Twin Cities Mobile Market, a repurposed Metro Transit bus that cost the foundation just over $6,000, can distribute fresh produce on St. Paul’s East Side and the North Side of Minneapolis.
Both neighborhoods are considered “food deserts” because the corner shops and independent markets that provide residents with groceries lack fresh produce and other wholesome items.
It’s an affordable way to bring good food to deserving neighborhoods!