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July Monthly Nudge

Welcome to the Monthly Nudge, brought to you by the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement (SLM) of California Collaborative. This newsletter is your place for monthly updates on how SLM is moving throughout California.
In this Monthly Nudge you will find:
  1. Smarter Lunchrooms in Action!
  2. SLM of CA Announcements
  3. Beyond the Cafeteria
Smarter Lunchrooms in Action!
Extreme Makeover for San Diego’s Helix Charter High School
At Helix Charter High School, Food Service Supervisor George Lepre and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency SNAP-Ed Registered Dietitian, Barbara Hughes, combined efforts to rejuvenate the image of the school cafeteria. Improved menu changes were already in the making, and the prison-like cafeteria exterior was transformed into a vibrant space that invites students to eat and socialize during lunchtime.
SLM of CA Announcements
Newly Revised Scorecard
The Smarter Lunchrooms National Office has just released a new and improved Smarter Lunchrooms Scorecard!  

The new scorecard:
  • Incorporates new research.
  • Clarifies and adds new definitions.
  • Is more applicable to all grade levels.
  • Has eight sections, and each item within each section is in approximate order of difficulty.
The National Smarter Lunchrooms Handbook: How to Build a
Smarter Lunchroom

In response to requests from schools and partners across the country, this handbook provides schools with the knowledge, motivation and support needed to build a lunchroom environment that makes the healthy choice the easy choice for all students. 
Print Your Own SLM Signs and Labels

Ready-to-use dynamic, colorful signage beautifies the lunchroom and gets students excited about eating school meals! 
Click to Read More

Free Meals All Summer Long
Don’t let healthy eating take a vacation. Kids age 18 and under eat free at #SummerMeals sites. To find a site near you, text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877. Click here for more information on summer meals.
Beyond the Cafeteria
School Wellness
Committee Toolkit

Would you like help with starting a school wellness committee? Action for Healthy Kids has created a School Wellness Committee Toolkit as a guide to help build your school wellness team and get started. 
Farm to School Planning Toolkit
Need help with Farm to School? The USDA Farm to School Planning Toolkit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service guides you though questions to consider and helpful resources to reference when starting or growing a Farm to School program. It is designed for use by schools, school districts and community partners.
The mission of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California Collaborative is to lead California’s efforts to create healthy school policies and environments through nutrition education and SLM strategies, mobilizing partnerships statewide.

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