Who are We? Families, Food, and Fitness Community of Practice

The Who are We? blog post series will showcase each of the five Communities of Practice within the Child and Family Learning Network.

Are you interested in learning more about making family time active time? Do you want to learn more about creating and enjoying healthy family meals? Are you looking for simple strategies that can help protect the health of your family? Do you have specific wellness questions you would like answered by an expert? It is no surprise that increased rates of obesity and chronic diseases have recently impacted the health of our nation. Now is the time to make lifestyle changes to improve the wellness of your family!

The Families, Food and Fitness Community of Practice gathers experts in the field of nutrition, health, and wellness in an effort to improve the wellness of adults and children across our country. The focus is on user-friendly information to help individuals and families lead healthier lives with good nutrition and physical activity.  Our work is centered around these healthy lifestyle behaviors: (1) Eat More Fruits & Vegetables; (2) Move More Everyday; (3) Prepare & Eat More Meals at Home; (4) Rethink Your Drink; (5) Tame the Tube; and (6) Right Size Your Portions.

Online resources support these behaviors and feature several unique family-friendly interactive tools such as: Tummy Talk, Interactive Beverage Guide to Sugars, Interactive Fast Food Menu with Fitness, Interactive Nutrition Facts Label, Interactive Spice Guide, plus a database of Quick & Healthy Recipes. The Ask an Expert tool is designed to encourage users to seek answers to their questions.

Brief articles and evidence-based resource links make it easy to chart your own path to wellness at http://www.extension.org/families_food_fitness. Visit our website today!