Subject: Nutrition Connection Newsletter, December 2016

View this email online if it doesn't display correctly
Image = DCC logo + header images
Nutrition Connection: News, Education, Resources + More

Nutrient Gaps Take Center Court in Eat Move Win, Lesson Three
Eat Move Win Logo and Fracture X-Ray
Lesson three of Dairy Council of California's new online high school nutrition education program, Eat Move Win, uses sports headlines to highlight the importance of eating a balanced diet to avoid nutrient gaps and health problems. 

During a recent six-month season, two National Basketball Association players broke bones during games, calling attention to the real-life impacts of not meeting daily dairy recommendations. 

As basketball season ramps up this winter, help students make the association between the importance of having five players on the basketball court and five food groups on the plate. Each player and food group is essential for victory on the court and in life. Students will learn how unbalanced food choices could put them at a competitive disadvantage. 

High school teachers everywhere can grab students’ attention using technology with Eat Move Win, a free, easy-to-use five-lesson nutrition education program from Dairy Council of California. Create classes now to get a jump start on planning for the spring semester.
Line break
Leveraging Partnerships for Greater Impact, 2016 Annual Report
By The Numbers Graphic from 2016 Annual Report
Dairy Council of California's 2016 Annual Report is now available online. 

In addition to facts and figures like the number of students educated and total website visits, learn how a partnership approach is helping Dairy Council of CA elevate the health of children and parents across the state. 

From the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement to a weekly family meal planning column, Dairy Council of CA leverages its nutrition education resources, messages and expertise with a wide variety of partners. 
Line break
New LCAP Resource from California Food Policy Advocates + 2017 CalFresh Forum 
CA Food Policy Advocates School Lunch Infographic
Supporting school wellness is a challenge for many districts. Learn from others who have been successful in incorporating wellness into their Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). New resources from the California Food Policy Advocates can serve as a starting point for school districts to identify ways to include wellness into LCAP. Check out the guide and other resources here

Also, don't forget to register for California Food Policy Advocates' 2017 CalFresh Forum. Co-sponsored by the California Department of Social Services, this meeting will be held in Sacramento, California, on February 1, 2017. Register by January 20, 2017.
Line break
Innovation, Education + Engagement: Keys to School Meal Success
Pew Charitable Trust School Lunch Photo with Milk
The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a report, School Meal Programs Innovate to Improve Student Nutrition, shedding light on which approaches have been most effective in the multiyear transition to healthier food and drink standards in schools.

The report highlights the importance of more than just providing food; there is a need to view the school nutrition environment as an eating establishment that includes nutrition promotion and education with student engagement through taste testing and school nutrition events.
Line break
2017 Out-of-School Time Nutrition Summits 
Healthy Children Enjoying Meal Out-of-School Time
USDA out-of-school time nutrition programs, like summer meals programs, provide a unique opportunity for community leaders to work collaboratively to support the health and development of local youth. 

Join community leaders and other nutrition advocates for The California Summer Meal Coalition's 2017 Out-of-School Time Nutrition Summits.

The Northern/Central California summit will be held January 19, 2017, 10 am to 3 pm at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond. 

The Southern California summit will be held January 24, 2017, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at San Antonio Regional Hospital in Upland.

For more information contact The California Summer Meal Coalition.
Line break
Registered Dietitians Practice Variety, Moderation in Tangled Vines Book Review
Tangled Vines book cover
As an exercise in variety and moderation in reading material, the Silicon Valley District Dietetic Association Book Club reviewed Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California by Frances Dinkelspiel this November.

From the introduction of wine grapes for sacramental purposes in the 1700s to the impact of the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, Tangled Vines paints the colorful story of California's third leading agricultural commodity.
Oenophiles and history buffs alike will enjoy the history of winemaking in California and wine's contribution to human nutrition in Maureen Bligh's entertaining review
Line break
What's Read and Green and Available Online? 
Healthy Eating for Busy Families Spanish English Booklet Covers
No room to store printed booklets? On a mission to go green and save trees? Physicians, health educators, nurses, nurse practitioners and workplace wellness coordinators can now log in to and download educational booklets for parents and adults.

Available in English and Spanish, the following print nutrition education booklets are now also available as online downloads:

Also visit to order printed booklets for use in group classes or one-on-one consultations.
Line break
Dairy Merry: Donate to The Great American Milk Drive
Great American Milk Drive Holiday Image Milk And Cookies
Feed a childhood this holiday season. Donate to The Great American Milk Drive and deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry children and families who need it most. 

Milk is the most requested but least donated item at food banks. The Great American Milk Drive is a partnership with Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks. 

Thanks to the generosity of donors, more than 1 million gallons of milk have been delivered to families across the country through The Great American Milk Drive food bank donations.
Line break
Cook It Low and Slow: MyPlate Tips From USDA
During the hectic holiday season, count on your slow cooker to whip up balanced meals with minimal effort. 

Slow Cooker Recipes:
Find more healthy eating ideas at and
Line break
Keep Up to Date With Dairy Council of California
Don't miss an update! Subscribe to the blog on for recipes, resources for raising healthy eaters, up-to-the-minute nutrition news and classroom education tips. 
Line break
Healthy Eating Made Easier
Dairy Council of California
916.263.3560   |   |

Dairy Council of California, 1418 N. Market Blvd., Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95834, United States

You may unsubscribe or change your contact details at any time.