Subject: Nutrition Connection Newsletter, August 2016

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Nutrition Connection: News, Education, Resources + More
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Trade Up to Healthier Choices With New High School Program
Eat Move Win
Whether you are a health educator or a classroom teacher passionate about nutrition, the new online nutrition program for high school, Eat Move Win, provides an engaging learning experience.

We listened to your input and created a robust online program to replace the print Activity + Eating high school booklets. The new five-lesson program engages students with current nutrition issues and utilizes an improvement versus perfection approach that incorporates “small steps” to trade up to healthier food choices.

Students learn the importance of healthy eating from all five food groups, exercising and getting enough sleep while practicing goal-setting and critical-thinking skills. If you are a high school health, PE, culinary arts or science teacher, be sure to check out the great content designed to engage and empower youth in Eat Move Win.

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REGISTER TODAY! Local School Wellness Policy Webinar
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Join the California Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative on Wednesday, August 24 at 1:30 pm PDT for the second webinar in the School Wellness Webinar Series, hosted by the California Department of Public Health. 

Participants will learn how to engage educators, students, parents and community stakeholders in developing and implementing school wellness policies that build healthy school environments. The training is intended for stakeholders who support, lead and/or contribute to School Wellness Policy Committee efforts. 

Register for the LSWP webinar here, and if you missed the first training in the series, you can now view the recording and download all resources provided.
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In Case You Missed It: Nutrition Facts Label
Nutrition Facts Label
This spring, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released planned changes to the Nutrition Facts label—that black and white rectangle of nutrition information on the back or side of food packages.

Last revamped over 20 years ago, this label is designed to align with current nutrition science, better reflect what Americans are actually eating and draw attention to calories and nutrients of public health concern.

Click for more from Lori Hoolihan, Ph.D., on what'
s new, when we might start seeing the revised labels, and how registered dietitian nutritionists and health professionals can help individuals make the most of these changes. 
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Webinar On Demand: Love of Eating. Fear of Food. 
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How to Empower Consumers in an Age of Mistrust

Consumers are asking more questions than ever before about their food, nutrition and health. J.J. Jones and Sarah Downs, M.B.A., R.D.N. present research from the Center for Food Integrity to help nutrition professionals overcome the decline in trust of food systems.

This on-demand webinar, originally presented via the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, makes a compelling case for nutrition counseling that emphasizes shared values rather than "straight facts" for a more meaningful connection. 
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Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids + Kids at Heart
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Most Americans eat high-calorie snacks that offer little nutrition—and these snacks are adding up to about one-quarter of total food intake. Encouraging smarter snacks is a great way for parents to improve the health of young children and preschoolers, as well as their own health. 

Think of snacks as mini meals and combine foods from two or more food groups to meet daily nutrient requirements that could be missing from traditional meals. Learn how to pack smarter snacks for kids that offer energy and important nutrients like vitamins and minerals. 
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Bridging Access to Healthy Food
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) created the Office of Farm to Fork in 2013 to address food insecurity and hunger to improve access to the healthy foods produced around the state. 

From creating the California Farmer Marketplace—an online tool making it easier for schools to procure California foods—to introducing the next generation to agriculture, this program strives to increase not only food access but also awareness of the state’s rich agriculture heritage and production.

Check out the Office of Farm to Fork's annual report to learn more about how California's farmers are fighting hunger and increasing appreciation for agriculture every day.

Dairy Council of California operates under the authority of CDFA. 
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Access to Healthy Food: Final Rules Flesh Out Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act 
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Four final rules that passed in July—important provisions for the Healthy, Hunger–Free Kids Act of 2010—will ensure schoolchildren have access to healthy snacks and consistent nutrition standards. 

Free breakfast and lunch for all students will be easier for high-poverty schools to provide under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) final rule. More than 18,000 schools nationwide participate in CEP, offering free, nutritious meals to 8.5 million students.

The Smart Snacks in School final rule aligns the nutritional quality of snacks sold to children with the science-based improvements made to school lunches and breakfasts. Specifically, this means more fruit, vegetable and whole-grain offerings.

The Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) final rule ensures that any food or beverage marketed on school campuses during the school day meets the Smart Snacks standards. The rule also requires schools to engage parents, students and community members in the development and assessment of local school wellness policies. Access LSWP best practices and case studies here and learn how Dairy Council of California’s community nutrition advisers can assist schools in developing and implementing policies.

Finally, the Administrative Review rule will help ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent as intended—to provide healthy meals for children.
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A Family Affair: MyPlate Tips From USDA
Visit for healthy eating tips about milk and dairy foods and other food group-foods
For family meals, divide responsibilities. Even young children can help set and clear the table.

More family meal resources, recipes and online tools are available at

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