Subject: Nutrition Connection Newsletter, November 2016

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Nutrition Connection: News, Education, Resources + More
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A Taste of Good Nutrition in Eat Move Win, Lesson Two
Lesson 2 from Eat Move Win—Vegetables
With nearly 40 percent of adolescents’ food choices coming from empty calories, Eat Move Win lesson two for high school focuses on taste as well as the value of healthy eating patterns that include all five food groups for good nutrition. 

Students will explore the five taste sensations, like sweet, salty and umami, to make connections to their daily lives and food choices.

This lesson also explores how each of the five food groups in USDA's MyPlate stack up as far as macronutrients—carbohydrates, fats and protein—as well as vitamins and minerals. 

Test your knowledge with one of the 10 auto-graded quiz questions students will answer in lesson two:

Carbohydrates that include fiber are found mainly in
a. fruits, whole grains and protein.
b. dairy, vegetables and protein.
c. fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

High school teachers, check out our new online program, Eat Move Win. Grab your students’ attention using technology with this free, easy-to-use five-lesson nutrition education program. 

Quiz Answer: C
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America’s Healthiest Schools Share Tips for Wellness Success
American School Health Association
Looking for innovative ways to create a culture of health across the school campus? Check out this recent blog post on American School Health Association for ideas from schools in 29 states and the District of Columbia.

At Black Diamond High School in Pittsburg, CA, Health Education teacher Jessica Garay’s students know how to get their heart rates up! The school holds a weekly mile run in physical education class, where students monitor their vital signs such as their pulse and respiration before, during and after physical activity. 

Teaching students these vital skills helps them better understand and appreciate the importance of staying fit, not just at school but throughout their lives. 

How does your school work to create a culture of health across campus? 

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Register Today! California Food Policy Advocates CalFresh Forum 2017
CalFresh Forum 2017
Join hundreds of key stakeholders from across the state to identify opportunities and discuss strategies to improve the reach and impact of CalFresh, California's supplemental nutrition assistance program. 

The 2017 CalFresh Forum in Sacramento, California, on February 1, 2017, is co-sponsored by the California Department of Social Services and California Food Policy Advocates. Register by January 20, 2017.
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A Gutsy CE Opportunity
A Gutsy CE Opportunity
Are you a health or nutrition professional interested in learning more about probiotics and digestion? Take this opportunity to:
  1. Learn the history of probiotics and the importance of their unique functions in a healthy diet;
  2. Understand the difference between microbiota and microbiome;
  3. Be able to identify sources of clinically relevant information on the microbiome; and
  4. Understand probiotic supplementation options, including food sources and dietary supplements.
Register today for Probiotics: Understanding the Microbiome and the Role of Probiotics in Long Term Health, a webinar by the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at 9:00 AM PST. Get a head start on the learning by reviewing the Health Benefits of Probiotics on
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Look! Online Resources for Local School Wellness Policies 
CA Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative
The California Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative, which brings together state leaders committed to improving student wellness and academic success, has a new home on Visit the newly updated page for a host of resources, including:
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Fuel Up Your Community With Fuel Up to Play 60!
students in cafeteria
The holidays are a great time to empower students to take action for community health. If you're a Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) program advisor or supporter, then encourage your team to work toward the Fuel Up Your Community Healthy Eating Play this November. This Play provides students with multiple opportunities for service learning, leadership and community volunteer work. 

Consider a service project at a local food bank or raise funds for the Great American Milk Drive. Find more information in the 2016-2017 FUTP 60 Playbook

FUTP 60 student ambassadors are also great candidates for Dairy Council of CA's Student Community Health All-Star awards. Read the inspiring stories from the 2016 winners and learn more about the nomination process here.
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Got 10? MyPlate Tips From USDA
Being physically active for at least 10 minutes at a time has health benefits. Try going for a quick walk, lifting weights or climbing stairs!

Got 10 seconds? Check out these five ways to keep kids moving in the classroom with physical activity micro breaks!

Track your activities using SuperTracker or visit for more healthy eating and physical activity tips.
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Healthy Eating Made Easier
Dairy Council of California
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Dairy Council of California, 1418 N. Market Blvd., Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95834, United States

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