Subject: Nutrition Connection Newsletter, January-February 2017

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Nutrition Connection: News, Education, Resources + More

Eat Move Win, Lesson Four Gets Students Off to a Great Start!
Eat Move Win Lesson 4
Could nutrition education keep teens from endlessly hitting the snooze button? What about improving teen eating habits? 

Lesson four of Dairy Council of California's new online high school nutrition education program, Eat Move Win, tries to do both by linking the importance of a good night's sleep with the multiple benefits of a healthy breakfast.

Learn more about this lesson and access a special offer for Eat Move Win teachers from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine here.  
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2016 Community Health Collaborators Excel in Physical Activity and School Foodservice Expertise
2016 Community Health Collaborator
During a staff conference in San Diego this December, Dairy Council of CA staff recognized two individuals with the 2016 Community Health Collaborator Awards for their ongoing expertise and partnerships within the arenas of physical activity and school foodservice. 

Learn how Alicia Hauser, R.D.,Sales Director of Special Projects with Hollandia Dairy (pictured  above with Heather Troska Berkoben to her left) and Paige Metz, Health and Physical Education Curriculum Coordinator at the San Diego County Office of Education (pictured below with Berkoben), work within their communities and with Dairy Council of CA to elevate the health of children and parents in California. 
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2017 Out-of-School Time Nutrition Summits 
Healthy Children Enjoying Meal Out-of-School Time
Join community leaders and other nutrition advocates for the California Summer Meal Coalition's 2017 Out-of-School Time Nutrition Summits this month. 

Register for the Northern California event being held in Richmond on January 19, or the Southern California summit in Upland on January 24. Both events are sponsored by the California Summer Meal Coalition.

USDA's out-of-school time nutrition programs, including summer meals, provide a unique opportunity for community leaders to work collaboratively to support the health and development of local youth.
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2017 CalFresh Forum Scheduled for February 1
CFPA CalFresh Forum
Don't delay. Space is limited 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. Register by January 20.

Join Dairy Council of CA and other stakeholders to discuss strategies for improving the reach and impact of this important food access and supplemental nutrition program.

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Webinar: Dairy Foods + Diabetes Research Update
Dairy Foods + Diabetes Research Update
National Dairy Council and the Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are offering an hour-long webinar on February 8 at 12 PM Eastern on research, recommendations and real-world practice applications for diabetes and dairy foods. 

The webinar is free for practice group members and $40 for nonmembers. Learn more and register for this webinar today. 
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Grant Funds and Training Available for School Breakfast and Summer Foodservice Programs
Breakfast After the Bell
In January 2017, the California Department of Education kicks off competitive grant applications for new school breakfast funds as well as the Summer Food Service Program. 

To help school districts put forward successful grant applications, California Food Policy Advocates is hosting a webinar on February 9. This webinar is designed to help interested schools:
  • Get suggestions about writing successful grant applications
  • Learn about the challenges and successes of implementing after-the-bell breakfast grant funds
  • Ask questions and interact directly with the staff who will review and score the grant applications
Learn more about California Food Policy Advocates' grant training webinar and visit California Department of Education for more information about the 2017-2018 grants. The application deadline is March 1.
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 Workshops Help Refresh Local School Wellness Policies
Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative
Join the California Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative for a series of workshops across California to breathe new life into your Local School Wellness Policy. 

These all-day sessions will be held from February to April and will cover the Final Rule, implementation plans and Local Control and Accountability Plan tools for monitoring and implementation. Register today to attend one of the six sessions.

Attendees should prepare for the meetings by reviewing the learning objectives and viewing pre-recorded webinars available here
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How Does Your School Garden Grow?
California Farm to School and Garden Conference
The California Farm to School and Garden Conference will be held March 27-29 in Modesto to connect the garden, cafeteria and classroom. Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture will be speaking at the event. Register by March 16 for a discounted rate.

Want to learn more about #CAonMyPlate? Don't miss out on Dairy Council of CA's "Center of the Plate" preconference field trip highlighting the Dairy and Protein food groups! Register for the conference, then click here to be a part of this exciting learning opportunity. 
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Building a Healthy Me! Manuscript Published
Building a Healthy Me! Manuscript Published
Few nutrition interventions for kindergarten classes have been evaluated, and none have been tested for program effectiveness, implementation and dissemination until the RE-AIM analysis of Building a Healthy Me! by Dairy Council of CA.

Results of the classroom evaluation published January 2017 in the peer-reviewed Journal of School Health describe the changes in kindergarten students' knowledge and improvements in student and parent food behaviors after completing Building a Healthy Me! classroom nutrition education program.
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Challenge Yourself to Healthy Habits: MyPlate Tips From USDA
MyPlate Tips From USDA
Fresh for the new year, USDA and MyPlate, MyWins offers a five-week MyPlate New Year’s Challenge in SuperTracker! The challenge will help individuals reach small daily goals and wins for healthy eating. Each week of the Challenge focuses on a new MyPlate food group while encouraging physical activity.

Check out the MyPlate challenge and review Dairy Council of CA's seven steps to creating healthy habits for a fantastic start to 2017. 

Find more healthy eating ideas at and
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Got a 4th-Grader? Get Out + Explore!
Every Kid in a Park
Calling all Nutrition Pathfinders teachers! Put physical activity lessons into practice by sharing the Every Kid in a Park program with your students today.

Every Kid in a Park enables fourth-graders and their families to discover wildlife, resources and history by visiting U.S. state parks for free.

This program is open to home-school students, Scouting organizations and other groups that engage fourth-grade students.
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