NuPA Newsletter – October 15, 2018
Welcome back to school!
The Nutrition and Physical Activity Action Team is thrilled to be back from Summer break, and providing you with tons of afterschool updates and NuPA resources. We hope that you find the information in this newsletter valuable and continue to stay tuned for future NuPA newsletters. Do you have a friend or colleague you would like to share the newsletter with? Send them the link to the CAN NuPA newsletter webpage where they can access the newsletter and sign up to receive future action team correspondence!
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Did you know, while the Federal Child and Adult Care Food Program has grown since its inception, still just more than half 2,302 (50.6%) of California’s expanded learning program sites are currently not benefitting from the meal program. The State of the State of Expanded Learning in California provides an overview of the public investment in expanded learning opportunities in California.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Afterschool Meal Program provides funding to serve suppers and snacks to children after the school day ends, and during weekends and school holidays. Both a snack and supper can be served to children up to age 18 sites in low-income communities that offer educational and enrichment activities-these include schools, recreation centers, YMCAs, and Boys & Girls Clubs.
The Nutition and Physical Activity Action Team is dedicated to connecting the field with unlimited resources that can help practitioners build quality out of school time learning opportunities for children! To locate additional information on updated funding, access the CAN webpage, or the BOOST Café funding opportunities page all year long!
Registration for the 2nd Annual California Cruz’n: Statewide Site Coordinator Expanded Learning Symposium is NOW OPEN. This year’s Symposium will take place February 8th– 9th, 2019, at the Queen Mary located in Long Beach, CA.
The National Healthy Out of School Time (HOST) Coalition Leadership Team has recently refreshed the national Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards. The HEPA Standards 2.0 features a streamlined, user-friendly version of the Standards.
The latest scientific research demonstrates that plant-based food diets prevent and/or reduce obesity, cardiovascular disease and inflammation.
Healthier Generation’s Smart Food Planner has a New Food & Beverage Marketing Tool. All food & beverage marketing materials must meet or exceed the Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards. This is a required component of the Local Wellness Policy Final Rule. Check out your policy to ensure that marketing standards are included and those standards meet or exceed Smart Snacks.
California Makes History! Governor Brown signed SB 1192, known as the California “Healthy By Default” Kids’ Meal Beverages Bill, by Bill Senator Monning. The Bill will make California the first state to require water or milk be the default beverages served with kid’s meals in California!
Stay updated and check out some of these upcoming webinars related to nutrition and physical activity: