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NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses® is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
NAHN is also dedicated to the improvement of the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers.
Muevete USA™ Receives Funding for a Fifth Year
Washington, DC (August 27, 2015) — The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is pleased to announced that it has received a $150,000 grant from the Coca Cola Foundation. This grant marks the fifth year that the Coca-Cola Foundation has funded NAHN's Muevete USA, an anti-obesity program for children of school age and their families. While Latino/Hispanic children are the focus, the program is open to all children regardless of ethnic background. Muevete USA™ was inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign.
NAHN started the project as a pilot in 2011 with five Chapters in four U.S. states and was fully-implementated in 2012. NAHN's Past President Angie Millan, DNP, RN, FAAN has been the Project Director since 2012. The project uses a Train-the-Trainer approach and features five lesson plans on the USDA My Plate, the importance of exercise, how to read food labels, choosing healthy snack options, and the lifestyle changes needed to improve self-esteem, body-image, and empower the participants. Throughout the last past four years, Muevete USA™ has educated thousands of children and their families on how to make healthy and balanced choices regarding food consumption and physical activity. NAHN plans to implement the program this year in 15 Chapters throughout the U.S.
"I am thrilled that the NAHN Muevete USA™ educational program will continue to be supported this year," said Angie Millan, DNP, RN, FAAN. "The program was designed to raise awareness of childhood obesity issues in our communities throughout the United States and to encourage Hispanic youth to make and more importantly sustain health life style changes."
"One of the ways Coca-Cola demonstrates our commitment to helping build more sustainable communities is by encouraging individuals, families and communities to live active, healthy lifestyles," said Lori George Billingsley, Vice President, Community Relations, Coca-Cola North America. "We continue to support organizations like NAHN because they provide more people with access to physical activity and nutritional education programs.”
For additional information about Muevete USA, please visit http://www.mueveteusa.org.
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