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April Monthly Nudge

Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California (SLM of CA) Collaborative is pleased to provide the April Monthly Nudge, in which you will find:
  1. Smarter Lunchrooms in Action!: Role Models in the Lunchroom
  2. SLM of CA Announcements: School Lunch Hero Day

  3. Beyond the Cafeteria: Digital Food Pictures for Educators

Do you have something to share? Email your submissions to CASmarterLunchrooms@gmail.com.
Smarter Lunchrooms in Action!
Role Models in the Lunchroom

At Julia Morgan Elementary in Lodi Unified School District, Principal Coughlan is frequently seen eating the least popular lunch entree, demonstrating how much he enjoys it and encouraging students to “try it next time.” He is committed to encouraging students to try new foods and helping students establish healthier eating habits. Read the entire story.

Resources:

Being a healthy role model is very important when trying to encourage students to eat healthy foods. Here is a tip sheet that can be used at parent nights, health fairs and anywhere to inspire individuals to be healthy role models. 
 
School staff can contribute to students recognition that school meals are delicious, nourishing, and a great choice for growing, active kids. Read more about this smarter lunchroom strategy: School Community Involvement.
SLM of CA Announcements
School Lunch Hero Day

Celebrate the Sixth Annual School Lunch Hero Day on May 4th! Showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.
 
Download School Lunch Hero Day activity sheets and cards
Webinar Recording Now Available!

School Food: Too Good to Waste. Learn about how California is working to reduce food waste and increase consumption in schools. The webinar covers current laws and best practices to save school food from being wasted. Access the recorded webinar here.
Food Waste Resources

Two new bulletins have been sent out from the
California Department of Education that will be helpful in reducing food waste: 

 
 
Beyond the Cafeteria
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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