Subject: Join Forces to Beat Diabetes on World Health Day

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Nutrition Connection: Your Resource for Building Healthy Communities
World Health Day 2016: Join Forces to Beat Diabetes
Halt the rise BEAT DIABETES - World Health Day 2016
Nearly 350 million people worldwide have diabetes, a staggering number likely to double in the next 20 years. Yet, type 2 diabetes can be treated, managed and even prevented through medication and healthier lifestyle choices.

In honor of World Health Day (April 7), visit the World Health Organization's website to take the "How much do you know about diabetes?" quiz and download the Beat Diabetes posters. 

Then check out other nutrition education resources and online tools, like the Healthy Eating Planner, to beat diabetes and encourage lifelong healthy eating habits and regular physical activity. 

Read on for additional educational opportunities, grants and resources that educators and health professionals can use to make healthy eating easier and reduce the risk of chronic disease like type 2 diabetes.
Need to Improve Test Scores? Teach Nutrition.      
The Link Between Health and Academic Achievement: How to Improve Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Opportunities for Students webinar is April 15 at 11 a.m. PDT. 

All kids deserve to be healthy. Join school administrators, wellness coordinators, health professionals, teachers and parents in exploring why investments in nutrition, healthy eating and physical activity may positively impact student success. Review research confirming this interrelationship and strategies to bolster student performance.

Webinar speakers and support are brought to you by California School-Based Health Alliance, Association of California School Administrators, California Action for Healthy Kids, California Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative and Dairy Council of California.
Other Upcoming Events
Dairy Council of California will co-present a resource toolkit at the California School-Based Health Alliance conference in May.
  • Distrust of Scientific Research: How to manage consumer skepticism and bring the trust back to nutrition science. Mark your calendars for this exciting webinar on May 11, 9–10 a.m. PDT worth 1 hour of CE credit. Review consumer research results from the Center for Food Integrity and gain actionable strategies. This webinar is co-sponsored by the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. Online registration will be available soon.
Build the Foundation for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating Habits: Healthy Choices, Healthy Me! for Second Grade 
Second Grade classroom program
It's never too soon to start learning about healthy eating and physical activity. In Healthy Choices, Healthy Me! nutrition lessons, second-grade students learn how to balance a meal with all five food groups and meet physical activity recommendations. This program is based on Common Core State Standards and provides multiple opportunities for students to think critically and collaborate with peers. 

"Dairy Council of CA’s nutrition education program has taught my students the right foods to eat. It also teaches them what a healthy meal looks like. I love teaching nutrition to my class!" 
Jodi Watts, second-grade teacher, San Juan Unified
Supercharged for Success: Nutrition Resources for Schools 
Kids who learn nutrition in the classroom make healthier choices in the school cafeteria. Learn more at
Make healthy eating easier, reduce the risk of diabetes and help students succeed with five-food-group classroom nutrition lessons from Dairy Council of CA and these additional resources and funding opportunities:
  • From standards-based gardening curricula to eBooks and games that utilize today’s technology, Team Nutrition provides resources to put Dietary Guidelines for Americans into action. Browse the resource library for free, interactive tools for schools and child care providers participating in USDA’s child nutrition programs.
  • Applications are now being accepted for Project Produce grants. Launched in 2014 by the Chef Ann Foundation and superfoods company Healthy Skoop, this program helps schools increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables and provides nutrition education through lunchroom learning activities.
America's Heartland from KVIE celebrates the nation's farmers and ranchers
Traveling Cow + Calf Teach Nutrition

KVIE's America's Heartland caught up with Mobile Dairy Classroom for an in-depth look at California's original Farm to School education opportunity. Watch how this long-running program gets schoolchildren across California udderly engaged in agriculture and nutrition education.
Strive for All Five: MyPlate Tips from USDA
Visit for healthy eating tips about milk and dairy foods and other food group-foods
  • Eat the right amount of calories based on age, sex, height, weight and physical activity level.
  • Build a healthier eating style to avoid overweight and obesity and reduce risk of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
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