CAN Health and Wellness Newsletter – October is National Farm to School Month
October 15, 2019
Join thousands of schools, early care and education sites, farms, communities and organizations across the country as they celebrate food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients.
In This Newsletter:
Funding Opportunity: Opioid Use Disorder Prevention and Education in Communities of Color
Applications due: October 31, 2019
The Center at Sierra Health Foundation has released a request for applications to fund Opioid Use Disorder Prevention and Education in Communities of Color. This funding opportunity aims to increase community understanding of substance use disorder (SUD), with a specific focus on opioid use disorder (OUD), and to create tangible links to MAT services and providers in communities throughout California.
Out-of-school time (OST) programs play an important role in supporting the mental health and wellness of young people and are integral to a thriving mental health support system.
In the first annual State of Childhood Obesity report, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that 18.5% of kids in the U.S. have obesity. Across the nation, communities are helping to reverse the trend of childhood obesity through changes in public policy, community environments, and industry practices.
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is proud to launch the Center for Safe Schools (CSS), a new initiative that provides critical resources to help education leaders, administrators and the public enhance student and school safety.
The Center for Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child (CRTWC)’s report, Developing the Whole Teacher to Educate the Whole Child, documents the impact of a yearlong intervention to facilitate change within five teacher preparation programs.
Healthy beverage intake is critical in early childhood as beverages can make a significant contribution to dietary intake during this period and serve as important sources of essential nutrients. However, many beverages also contain added sugars and saturated fats, which can be harmful when consumed in excess. Overconsumption of unhealthy beverages in early childhood can contribute to risk of diet-related chronic diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, or dental caries.
A new resource has been made available from the Agricultural Resource Services and hosted by the National Agricultural Library of the USDA. FoodData Central provides a nutrient profile data which includes the benefit and purpose of the food!
Along with a nutrient profile, FoodData also provides research on agricultural and experimental of different nutrients. Use FoodData today to find about the nutrients found in your favorite foods and other products!