SCI Partners Join in Food Day Events

Health proponents and food activists across the US are celebrating Food Day 2014, an initiative of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). For the fourth consecutive year, Food Day (officially celebrated on October 24th) unites people of all backgrounds and geographical locations in a common cause: "to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies."

In Chelsea, our partners at Healthy Chelsea have been offering programming all month leading up to the momentous day. Through gardening workshops, shopping tours of Market Basket, and taste tests and demonstrations in Chelsea's Public Schools, Healthy Chelsea has taken a multifaceted approach, addressing several of the factors that contribute to health and wellness in the community. They have also engaged in a social media campaign to encourage healthy eaters to document and share pictures of meals that feature nutrient-rich "real food."
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Youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient inspiration to youth wordwide

Already anAlready an international political player at the age of 17, Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. This comes only two years after she was shot in the head during an assassination attempt by a Taliban soldier while she was on her way to school.
 
Already an international political player at the age of 17, Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. This comes only two years after she was shot in the head during an assassination attempt by a Taliban soldier while she was on her way home from school.
 
At the time of her injury, Yousafzai was already an outspoken propenent of access to education for girls in Pakistan. She began her political involvement at 11 as a correspondent for the BBC, blogging (under a pseudonym) about dangerous conditions in her native Swat Valley.
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Boston Project Ministiries seeks volunteers for Youth Council!

Our partners at the Boston Project Ministries are seeking volunteers for two youth-affiliated positions. See attached flyer for more information!

"What Matters for Health" Game Exciting New Resource in Community Health

In an exciting development in community health initiatives, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, partnering with Emerson College’s Engagement Lab, is offering an interactive health game to help determine the needs of Boston communities.

 

“What Matters For Health,” which I played (and enjoyed), is basically an incentive-based survey about health: Answer a question, earn 10 coins. At the end of the game, you use your accumulated coinage to donate virtually to real-life organizations. The organization with the most virtual donations at the end of a challenge's two-week window receives an actual cash prize. Read more

Volunteer with the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance

The Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance is an organization that promotes healthy eating and active living by working in the Lynn community both with store/restaurant owners as well as Lynn residents. The Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance aims to implement political, systematic, and environmental changes that can increase accessibility to healthy food and maximize opportunities for physical fitness.

Right now, the organization's Youth Health Alliance, a group of dedicated high school students from different schools in Lynn, is recruiting for two big projects.

The Healthy Corner Store Project aims to promote the healthy items that corner stores sell and in turn help Lynn residents to make educated healthy choices when shopping at these stores. The Healthy Dining Initiative works to get local restaurants to provide healthy and nutritious dining options to their customers.Read more