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Summer Appeal

As we enter our 22nd year of working to improve the food and physical activity environment in low-income communities across the country, CANFIT is seeking your support to help us expand our consulting, training and technical assistance services.  Donors like you enable us to serve those in most need.  

Your contributions help us fund academic scholarships; develop a food and fitness career pipeline for non-college track youth; serve as a "Community Food Coach" (TM) for communities trying to increase availability of and access to healthy food and places to be active; and share our expertise and strategies through materials, presentations, and meeting participation.  In honor of our 22nd birthday, please donate now

We truly appreciate your support!

Arnell Hinkle
Executive Director

USDA: Step up food quality for youth!

In a recent letter to Tina Namian, Branch Chief of the U.S Department of Agriculture's Policy and Program Development Branch and Child Nutrition Programs, executive director, Arnell Hinkle, proposes revisions, shares best practices, and urges child nutrition programs to be healthy, green, fair and affordable.  Check out the full letter here.

CANFIT on the Move: What we've been up to so far this year:

January 21, March 18, May 20: Target Marketing Committee - CANFIT takes part in a diverse coalition of public health professionals and organizations working on a Statement of Principles that will help guide a national network dedicated to eliminating harmful food marketing to communities of color.

January 21: “Healthy Eating for Stress Reduction” CANFIT Presentation at the Northern California Black Administrators Meeting (Berkeley, California)

February 11: Sacramento START - CANFIT conducted an in-service training on Youth Engagement Strategies for 30 after school providers.

March 26: Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Focus Group report Presentation with the HEAL Collaborative (Sacramento, California) - Released a report of findings on low-income resident’s attitudes about policy proposals to decrease sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.

April 29: CANFIT's Farm-to-Out-of-School Time Inspiration Station @ BOOST Conference engaged after school providers in brainstorming strategies to increase the availability of local produce in their after school programs.

March 10, May 10: California Afterschool Network – CANFIT staff serve as Nutrition/Physical Activity Committee Co-chair - Recent outcomes have included re-organizing the committee structure to expand membership and leadership.

May 21: San Francisco Department of Public Health - CANFIT shared resources at a Youth Engagement Strategy Meeting.

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Advancing an agenda to include the voices and opinions of low-income communities of color in policy-making.

CANFIT participated in the following policy meetings in Washington, D.C.:

Partnership for a Healthier America (Feb 26-28)

Healthy-Out-of-School Time Coalition (Feb 25)

National Physical Activity Plan Congress (Feb 23)
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To work with communities and policymakers to develop culturally resonant policies and practices that improve food and fitness environments for adolescents in low income communities and communities of color.
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