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May Monthly Nudge

Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California (SLM of CA) Collaborative is pleased to provide the May Monthly Nudge, in which you will find:
  1. Smarter Lunchrooms in Action!: Jessica's Stop Bullying Lunch Menu
  2. SLM of CA Announcements: Free Meals All Summer Long; Smarter Lunchroom Smarter Mealtimes

  3. Beyond the Cafeteria: How to Raise Healthy Eaters; Digital Food Pictures for Educators

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Smarter Lunchrooms in Action!
Jessica's Stop Bullying Lunch Menu
Jessica, a fourth-grade student attending Village Elementary School in Coronado, California, noticed bullying happening all over campus. In an effort to bring awareness to what was happening at her school, she met with Principal, Dr. Whitey Desantis, and Director of Child Nutrition Services Charity Johnson, who wrote the menu. Jessica expressed her concern and requested to have a “Stop Bullying Behaviors Week” at her school. She came up with a positive name for each menu item to help guide students to what they should be doing on a daily basis. The campus also created posters and displayed them during the week to bring more awareness to their efforts on campus. The event was well received by students and staff and the Coronado Unified School District is planning to extend this promotional event to all school sites next school year. Click here to see the menu!
SLM of CA Announcements
Free Meals All Summer Long

Schools are a trusted source of nutrition and activity information for families, so before school ends, be sure to tell parents that summer meals are available for all kids 18 and under—no paperwork, no questions, no cost. 
Find a summer meal site by downloading the new CA Meals for Kids app; texting “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877; or dialing 2-1-1.
Download free promotional resources at
Smarter Mealtimes Movement is an adaptation of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement for child care environments. The Smarter Lunchrooms principles and concepts that result in increased selection and consumption of healthy food are also simple and effective in child care settings.

Learn more about the Smarter Mealtimes Movement and how to download these free fruit and veggie signs here.
Beyond the Cafeteria
How to Raise Healthy Eaters:
Research Offers Help for Parents
  • As a parent, what’s your role?
  • How do you minimize power struggles while providing healthy meals for your family?
  • With all the conflicting health and nutrition information out there, are you confused about what to feed your child?
Parents often feel pressure to feed kids the “right” foods and to control what they eat. Read more here.

Digital Food Pictures for Educators
Educators, are you on the hunt for pictures to improve food literacy lessons or classroom nutrition education programs? New images of five-food-group and mixed foods are now available at
Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California's Mission: We empower students to make healthy choices by supporting school communities and transforming cafeteria environments.
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