Subject: Dairy Council of California's Nutrition Connection

Happy June Dairy Month!
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Nutrition Connection: News, Education, Resources + More
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Evaluation Results: Eat Move Win Engages Students to Change for the Better
Eat Move Win
The results are in! After a formative evaluation of Eat Move Win in 14 California schools, the program was most effective at improving high school students’ nutrition attitudes and confidence in making better food choices. 

Student changes after completing the lessons included:
  • Improved knowledge of nutrition concepts
  • Reduced soft drink and cookie intake
  • Increased milk and whole-grain pasta intake
These results were shared at a peer-reviewed poster session at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference. Read the full evaluation results and view the poster on our website.
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Student All-Stars Inspire Healthy Change in Their Communities
2017 Student Health All-Stars
Imagine having your own cooking show in sixth grade or improving food access in a food desert in 12th grade. That's exactly what 2017 Student Health All-Stars Ramses Ruiz from Sacramento and Maelin Aquino from Rancho Cucamonga have accomplished in their communities. 

As schools increasingly become the nexus of health in the community, we are inspired by these two young California students who are contributing to nutrition education, food literacy and food access efforts among their peers. Learn more here.

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Online Healthy Eating Portals for Preschoolers, Teens, Teachers!
Healthy Snacking
Don't let healthy eating take a summer vacation. These new online portals offer great tips, articles and tools to keep nutrition and health on the menu all summer long:

Teachers who want to get a jump on planning for the fall are encouraged to check the nutrition resources for educators page for lesson plans, extension activities, parent resources and even cafeteria connections.
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Upcoming Conferences
Upcoming Conferences
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International Interest in Local School Wellness Policies
Thank you to all who joined the Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative (LSWP) preconference session hosted by the California Department of Education's Nutrition Services Division at the Ninth Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference in San Diego.

Session attendees hailed from across California and all the way from Romania! Dairy Council of CA and partners presented skill-building activities to update LSWP priorities, goals and action plans to meet the final rule requirements. 

Be sure to follow @CALSWP on Twitter and search the new hashtag, #AboveandBeyondLSWP for future LSWP messages and updates.
MyPlate Tips: Add Dairy to Your Day
In honor of June being National Dairy Month, try starting your day with coffee or tea made with fat-free or low-fat milk. For extra flavor, add a spice like cardamom or cinnamon. You'll benefit from milk's nine essential nutrients, including calcium, vitamin D, potassium and protein.
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