THANKS FOR PLAYING IN THE STREETS WITH US!
2017 Streets Alive! was a big success!
Thanks to everyone who attended, sponsored, exhibited, performed, and volunteered at the 2017 Streets Alive! festival. In our first year in the Belmont neighborhood, we welcomed over 4,000 visitors! This year, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, through Streets Alive!, kicked off a neighborhood project to promote active outdoor living and learning in collaboration with the Belmont Neighborhood Association, Lincoln Parks and Recreation, neighborhood businesses and schools. The 2018 festival date will be announced in spring.
KIDS AND ENERGY DRINKS -
NOT A GOOD COMBINATION
Did you know energy drinks can be dangerous for kids 18 years old and younger? Consumption of energy drinks by young children and over-consumption by teens has been linked to heart attacks, seizures, and even death. Pediatricians say energy drinks have "no place" in the diets of children. Learn more about energy drinks and kids.
RETHINK THAT ENERGY DRINK
Did you know that energy drinks can be a waste of your energy? Regular energy drinks are full of sugar. A 12 oz. can has almost as many calories as a 20 oz. regular soda. And that burst of energy? You'll be heading for a crash later. Worse, a recent trend to mix energy drinks with alcohol can be very dangerous. Learn more about energy drinks.
LNKTV Health Features PHL
and Partners Monthly - meet our partners
Each month, LNKTV Health's TV's Shape of the City program features community health projects funded by the recent $2M Partnership to Improve Community Health grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) awarded to Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln and partners. Watch the latest segments here:
In the first segment ,LPS Wellness talks about their program and this year's wellness challenges for students and staff. In the second segment, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln and LPS, Physical Education Dept. visit Lefler Middle School to talk about the importance of regular exercise to education. In the final segment, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln and Lincoln Parks & Recreation/Belmont Recreation Center talk about the upcoming Streets Alive! festival in Belmont on Sept. 10.
LNKTV Health features inspiring work done by community organizations across the city called "Bright Spots" Find more Bright Spots.
"We Cook" Bright Spot
A collaboration between Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, the Community Learning Centers, and the UNL Extension Division is making an impact on the health of kids and their families with a program called WeCook at three schools. WeCook is an interactive and hands-on approach teaching cooking skills to youth that promotes making healthy snack choices and preparing healthy meals. WeCook also incorporates fun fitness activities from SPARK, a measurable program that utilizes sports, play, and active recreation for kids to increase physical activity, to compliment the cooking classes.
Fitness Levels UP!
The Lincoln Journal Star 2016 Community Update (pictured here), features the yearlong efforts of Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln and all our partners to improve the health of our community, and moving towards our goal of FIT BY 2020. READ MORE
Foundation singles out city, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, LPS Wellness Program, LLCHD, WorkWell
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), America’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public's health, has recognized the city of Lincoln, the work of Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln and our partners, WorkWell, Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department, and the LPS Wellness Program, for progress made locally in addressing the nationwide obesity epidemic. The foundation recently committed $500M over ten years to target childhood obesity across the country, bringing their investment total since 2007 to $1B to reverse childhood obesity rates. Read their article about Lincoln.