NuPA Newsletter – Happy New Year!

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2019 is here, and lets kick it off with a fresh start. Make 2019 a year of action for your family, community, and self. With the American Heart Association’s help, you can make a Resolution That Will Make a Difference in Your Community! Get your friends and colleagues in on the action! Send them the link to the CAN NuPA newsletter webpage where they can access current and past newsletters and sign up to receive future action team correspondence to help advance health and wellness in their community!

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SSPI Tony Thurmond’s Plan for the Future

On Monday, January 7th 2019, Thurmond was sworn in as the new State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI). Thurmond has a wealth of experience as a social worker and politician, and has been a major champion and supporter of California’s youth and after school. In his plan, Make California’s Public Schools the Best in the Nation, Thurmond outlines providing school-based services for all students, like meals in the summer, physical education, and an emphasis on after school programs.

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Child Nutrition Program to Continue During Federal Shutdown

Despite the Federal shutdown, Secretary Sonny Purdue announces that child nutrition programs including school lunch, school breakfast, child and adult care feeding, Summer Food Service, and Special Milk, will continue operations into February. Click here to learn more about the availability of carryover funding.

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The Aspen Institute: The Brain Basis for Integrated Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

The Aspen Institute’s Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development has released the The Brain Basis for Integrated Social, Emotional, and Academic Development . The publication explores how emotions and relationships drive learning and are a fundamental part of how our brains develop. The human brain can evolve, adapt, and form new neural networks based on learned experiences and relationships.

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OST Fosters Positive Environment for Children’s Health

Active and engaged learning benefits can happen beyond the regular school day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Out-of-School Time (OST) enhances children’s well-being and academic achievement by providing an additional safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and play. Visit the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model to learn more.