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February 28, 2014

#CANFIT20: Call out for 2014 CANFIT Professional Cohort

We are excited to launch regional CANFIT Professional Cohort(s), a new opportunity for healthy eating and physical activity practitioners to learn and support one another.

By Arnell Hinkle

Here at CANFIT every month is Black History Month – and Asian History, American Indian History, Latino History, and Pacific Peoples’ History. Our histories shape and ground us. One of CANFIT’s guiding tenets is that “culture determines values, values shape behaviors, and behavior is the explicit language of culture”. That is why culture and race and class are so intrinsic to everything that we do to improve food and physical activity environments for low-income communities around the country. It is also why we are excited to be launching the regional CANFIT Professional Cohort(s). Our vision is the PC will become a regular opportunity to discuss (in a supportive environment) the day-to-day issues that come up in your work to improve healthy eating and physical activity in low-income communities of color. The small (15 people) regional cohorts will provide a chance to get together (virtually) with other practitioners dealing with the realities of race, class, and culture as they work with low-income youth and communities of color to implement personal and community change in increasing healthy food and activity. If you are interested in being a part of this new professional development endeavor, please apply by March 17th. #CANFIT20 celebrates CANFIT's 20-year anniversary with a monthly blog around the 20th day of each month beginning in August 2013 and other blogs, tweets, and social media posts on history tid-bits on CANFIT's journey to helping low-income communities strive for healthy eating and physical activity environments. Worked with CANFIT before? Share your stories and thoughts in our 20th Anniversary Assessment today and have your chance at a monthly drawing for a CANFIT gift box valued at $200!

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