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Healthy Communities. Healthy Schools. Healthy Students.

August 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!
Back-to-School Cafeteria Decor

All school lunchrooms in Farmersville Unified School District and Earlimart School District feature new, colorful scholastic nutrition corners! University of California Cooperative Extension Tulare staff updated all nutrition corners for back to school. They all provide information about USDA MyPlate. Click here for more school foodservice fun at Farmersville Unified School District.

Thinking about doing some back-to-school cafeteria decor in your school district? Click here for Print-Your-Own Smarter Lunchrooms Signs and Labels.
SLM of CA Announcements
Register Now! SLM Two-Part Workshop

In this two-part SLM workshop, participants will learn the basic principles and practices of SLM and develop skills in implementing SLM strategies in their lunchrooms. Click here for more information.
School Lunch: The Smart and Easy Choice

Use the following tip sheet to help educate parents about the quality and benefits of your school lunches while encouraging participation in the meal program. Customize with your district’s name, website and logo. Click here to access both elementary and secondary school tip sheets.

 
Use digital media to engage students and show the benefits of eating foods from all five food groups! Remind students that food is not nutrition until it’s eaten and encourage students to eat the recommended daily servings from each food group. Display the video in the service area of your school cafeteria, in the front office and on your website.
Beyond the Cafeteria

Please register for a webinar on Thursday, August 31, at 11:00 a.m. PDT, on local school wellness policies. The webinar is hosted by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Voices for Healthy Kids and the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Title: Growing a Healthy Foundation for Learning: What's New in Local School Wellness Policies (Wellness Policy Series, Part 1)

Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. PDT

Speakers will include:

Renee Gross, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Colin Schwartz, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Jamie Chriqui, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago
Carter Headrick, Voices for Healthy Kids
Tracy Weldon, American Heart Association

Register to attend the webinar by clicking here.

In July 2016, the USDA updated local school wellness policies (LSWPs) requirements. As a result most school districts will need to realign and strengthen existing LSWPs. This session will outline the guidelines, review the latest research and highlight current policy work at the state and local levels.

This is the first in a two-part webinar series on LSWPs. The second
webinar
, Local Perspective on School Wellness Policy Implementation! (Wellness Policy Series, Part 2), scheduled for Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. PDT, will highlight the local perspective on implementation. You can register for the second webinar here.

California Food Policy Advocates: 2018 Policy Development Survey

This annual survey helps gather feedback about challenges and opportunities to improve the health and well-being of all Californians through improved access to nutritious, affordable food. 
 
California Food Policy Advocates be collecting responses until Friday, September 1. All respondents will be automatically entered to win a $100 gift card! 
 
We'd like as many voices as possible - please share this survey with colleagues and 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.

 
Copyright 2017 SLM of California Collaborative, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is casmarterlunchrooms@gmail.com.

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