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Healthy Communities. Healthy Schools. Healthy Students.

May 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!
Las Virgenes Unified School District
At Las Virgenes Unifed School District, Waleska Cannon, Director of Child Nutrition Services, and Kathy Soleimani, Central Kitchen Manager, have coordinated and strategized all year long to incorporate the SLM principles, creative names, floor decals and fun signage at Sumac Elementary School and Alice C. Stelle Middle School. Nudging students toward healthier choices is helping develop habits that last a lifetime.
Downey Unified School District Nutrition Blog
To see more fun photo booth pictures of Downey Unified School District, click here.

Fullerton Union High School District Cooking Up Change

Cooking up Change® provides high school students from low-income schools the opportunity to transform the school lunch menu, develop valuable culinary arts skills and become leaders in school food reform. In addition,it encourages them to seek a post-secondary education and utilize their knowledge in culinary or nutrition science careers. Each student team is challenged to create a new lunch menu following a strict set of criteria, including ingredients commonly found in a school cafeteria, a budget of $1.25 per serving, all while making it creative, great tasting and nutritious.
Lunch Super Hero
Geri Lorenzana, Nutrition Specialist at Mountain View School District, dressed to impress in the school dining area. She encouraged students to eat fruits and vegetables and drink milk to grow and be strong.
SLM of CA Announcements
SLM: Principles and Practices Workshop
When: June 27, 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Where: Sierra Health Foundation, Sacramento

Click here to download the prerequisite Smarter Lunchrooms Movement Pre-Training Slides, located in the Technical Advising Professional Resources section.

For more information or questions, please email SLM of CA,

Free Meals All Summer Long
Don’t let healthy eating take a vacation. Kids age 18 and under eat free at #SummerMeals sites. For one near you, text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877. Click here for more information on Summer Meals.
Planning Your Professional Standards Training for the
2017-2018 School Year?

No Time to Train is a year of engaging, scripted, customizable lessons for school foodservice staff, aligned with USDA Learning Objectives. These workshops meet training requirements for school nutrition professionals. They include trainer resources (such as scripted lesson plans and planning advice) and teaching aids such as slide presentations, worksheets and role play scripts.

To connect with a local certified Technical Advising Professional to support your training and professional standard needs, please email SLM of CA,
No Time to Train
Get Moooooving and Drink Your Milk!
Download and print this informative milk cooler cling and attach it to school lunch milk coolers to encourage students to enjoy a carton of milk.
Beyond the Cafeteria
Read this article to learn how FoodCorps, Chico Unified School District and the Center for Healthy Communities gathered 12 families for Kids Cook Mondays.

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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