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LPS Kids Fitness Levels Up Again
Streets Alive! Date Announced
Give to Lincoln Day
May Partner Highlight
Aging Partners
May is Older Americans Month
During this month of recognition, Aging Partners reminds our community of the important services and programs they provide to older Americans in our area. 

More and more people are discovering how Aging Partners can assist older adults with being well, living at home, planning ahead and staying active.  Read more about Aging Partners' health, wellness and fitness programs that support healthy aging.
May Partner Spotlight
El Centro 
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo and Welcoming a New Director
El Centro de las Americas promoted Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of spring and Hispanic culture, as part of the new Lincoln Unites! festival that included art, music, dance, and health resources from several cultures, united in one event on April 30th.   
Also in April, El Centro welcomed their new director, Romeo Guerra, a long time health and Latino community advocate. 
10 Health TV
May Shape of the City
Featured this month:
In the first segment, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and BicycLincoln talk about the National Bike Challenge, Trail Trek and other bike activities coming up around Lincoln.
In the second segment, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln and WorkWell discuss  support available for breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. 


In the final segment, LPS Wellness talks about  fun, simple, and healthy tips for parents whose kids will be home alone this summer.  Watch now.

Lincoln Kids Improve

PHL, Partner Efforts in the Schools and Community Pay Off

 Focus on Fitness

Last year we were happy to report that Lincoln met the national Healthy People 2020 goals for reducing child obesity 6 years ahead of schedule. 
While obesity is still an important problem, research tells us that aerobic fitness is even more important to overall health. 
Our Update to the Community, delivered to you in  either the April 30th Lincoln Journal Star; through the mail in the Local Values packet on April 27th; or for LPS parents, in your May LPS newsletter, details the efforts of PHL, LPS, and all our community partners to help improve the fitness of everyone in our community.   
What's Next?
The Race To Fit by 2020
Our Next Goal
With our Fit by 2015 objective now reached, we've set a new goal - to double our improvements by 2020! 
Now that we've met the Healthy People  2020 target for obesity, we've set a Fit by 2020 goal of a 20% overall reduction in child obesity by 2020.  And with strong  evidence now showing that physical fitness is even more important, we've set a new fitness goal as well - having 80% of our students reaching the recommended aerobic fitness level on the Fitnessgram/Presidential Youth Fitness Program by the year 2020.  Learn some simple and easy ways you and your family can move toward Fit by 2020.
Support our efforts to make kids, families, and seniors healthier! 
May 26 is Give to Lincoln Day 
Give To Lincoln Day is a day of giving for the whole city and your chance to make a real impact on the health of Lincoln's families, children, and seniors. 
The donation you make to Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln supports our healthy nutrition initiatives for infants and early childhood; our work to make kids more fit and healthy in before school, during school, and afterschool settings; and our outreach events like Streets Alive! - where we take health resources out into the neighborhoods that need them most. You can even donate now and your donation will be credited to us on May 26th.
All donations on are made to the Razoo Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization which permits donors to regrant their donations to qualified charitable organizations of their choice like Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln.  Learn more.  
Sign up now to sponsor, exhibit, entertain, or volunteer
 Streets Alive 2016! Set for Sept. 25 
Join us on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 1 - 5, for music, dance, fitness, food, and free health resources at Streets Alive!, our outdoor movement festival.  Blocked off from traffic, you can walk, run, skate, bike, or even dance your way over a 2 mile route that includes walking and biking trails, community gardens, food trucks, and farmer's markets.  Enjoy live music, join-in fitness stages, dance performances, and more!  And it's all FREE!  Learn more about  Streets Alive  Info about:  Exhibiting    Entertaining       Sponsoring      Volunteering 

Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln (PHL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health, wellness, and fitness of our community. We collaborate with other organizations on joint projects to improve health by increasing physical fitness, promoting good nutrition, supporting breastfeeding, and improving cancer screening rates.
Our work includes improving health and wellness policies, conducting community level research, and evaluation of the success of local health initiatives. 
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln
4600 Valley Road Ste. 250     Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: (402) 483-4800     Fax: (402) 483-4802