Ariana tells her story about not having her dad , and the words that always he said, " Cuidate mucho Mija " have helped her try to feed her baby in a healthy way and live a healthier life as he always told her to.
At MOVE, our goal is for our community partners to have the capacity in-house to produce and disseminate stories. At our quarterly advisory board meeting on Friday, it was exciting to hear about the different ways that MOVE partners are integrating digital storytelling into their outreach strategies.
“It was very exciting sharing Step-by- Step with the City of Des Moines during their council meeting—the Council and the audience of about 30 people watched and listened carefully. Step-by-Step and all the local partners helped move the Healthy Des Moines movement and our healthy eating active living outcomes forward in the City.” Sue Anderson, Former Policy Analyst, City of Des Moines and MOVE advisory board member
What can a school district do to encourage healthy students? Aimee, from Highline Public Schools, created a story to talk about efforts over the past several years to improve health outcomes for Highline's students, families and community. They began with a simple fact: Schools cannot achieve their primary mission of education if their students and staff are not healthy.
We're particularly excited by this new story that brings together institutional change, obesity prevention, and .....acroyoga. Watch Dr. Lenna Liu's story -- it will not only have you requesting your schools and workplace to get rid of their soda machines, it might get you signed up for circus classes!