CAN Health and Wellness Newsletter – October is National Farm to School Month
October 15, 2019

Health and Wellness Newsletter

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.  

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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.


Recommendations for Healthy Beverage Consumption in Early Childhood

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.


New USDA Resource: FoodData Central 

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!