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SUMMER 2012

Welcome to We Can!

Summer Sunshine & Healthy Lifestyles with We Can!

The sun is shining this summer, and we hope you're taking advantage of every opportunity for physical activity and in-season fruits and vegetables. Each day, We Can! encourages families to lead healthy lifestyles through eating nutritious foods, getting physically active, and reducing screen time. And We Can! is happy to welcome Share Our Strength and soccer star Dwayne de Rosario in our effort to help children maintain a healthy weight. This summer, we also have revised, easy-to-read tip sheets to use in your communities with parents and children.

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Share Our Strength

We Can! welcomes Share Our Strength as a national partner. Learn more about the collaboration and what it means for your community site in our Partner Spotlight.

Welcome to Program Ambassador Dwayne De Rosario

D.C. United player and the 2011 Major League Soccer's Most Valuable Player, Dwayne De Rosario is very familiar with a healthy lifestyle as a professional athlete. Passionate about healthy living and reducing childhood obesity, De Rosario joins We Can! as a new program ambassador!

Cartoon of child with a soccer ball. De Rosario founded an organization called DeRo Unitedimage of external link icon, which hosts interactive soccer clinics designed to get children moving and interested in soccer, as well as to educate them about nutrition and inspire them to make healthier lifestyle choices. As a result of the collaboration with We Can!, parents will learn about healthy lifestyle changes from We Can! staff as children participate in the clinics. Stay tuned to the fall eNewsletter to learn about De Rosario and We Can!'s accomplishments together!

Tip Sheets

Discover more about physical activity, healthy eating, and reduced screen time with recently revised tip sheets. These redesigned resources are colorful, informative and easier to read . Each tip sheet is available on the We Can! website under the Tools and Resources section.

Explore the rest of our newsletter to see how communities around the nation are implementing We Can! programming and making real change in their hometowns. Remember, together we can make a difference and help families eat right, move more, and reduce screen time.

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Community Site Spotlight

Children in Action Sports Club participants standing in a circle in a gymnasium. Children in Action Sports Club's strong and steady We Can! activities set an example for community sites.
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Community Site Spotlight

Schools, summer programs, and more! Adams County Health Center leads We Can! in one Idaho community.
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We Can! Champion

Picture of Fit Kids Playground founder and We Can! Summer Champion Marisa Langford. Our summer We Can! Champion hosts "Coffee and Healthy Conversations for Parents" to get parents talking about healthy lifestyles.
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We Heard!

"We want to help families live healthier lives in the communities we are a part of."

We Can! Champion,
Marisa Langford,
Fit Kids Playground

Partner Spotlight

Share Our Strength logo. Share Our Strength joins We Can! in nutrition and childhood obesity efforts.
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Call for Stories

Is your community site implementing We Can! programs in unique ways? Did you host a We Can! event that had a great turnout? Is there a unique aspect of your program you are particularly proud of? If so, let us know! Contact your regional liaison for the opportunity to have your site featured in our next eNewsletter.

You Asked, We Answered

Q: How can I gather feedback from participants in the We Can! Parent Program?
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In Other News

Partners are crucial to the success of We Can! programming. A new, updated version of the Partnership Presentation, Community Partnerships: Helping Children Maintain a Healthy Weight is now available. View or download the presentation on our website and use it to approach partners to support your local We Can! efforts. More »

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Last Updated: February 13, 2013

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