NuPA Newsletter – February 8, 2017
Hello Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee Members,
Thank you all for participating in the NuPA January 10th Committee Meeting. Attached are the meeting notes and as a follow up to the very informative legislative update provided by the California Food Policy Advocates, you can find more information by accessing the CFPA’s 2017 Legislative Agenda.
Our next NuPA Committee Meeting will be:
Tuesday, March 21st
Participant Pin: 659628
Thank you for all that you do and we hope you will enjoy another NuPA Newsletter!
ALL IN For Health and The Children’s Partnership have teamed up with trusted community partners to create a safe space to discuss the future of health coverage in California called “Let’s Talk.” Let’s Talk is a series of conversations that kicked off this month. With a new Administration confirmed, efforts are being made to protect the health of communities and to ensure health coverage stays intact. This series is designed to respond to community concerns and help organize communities to take a more active role in efforts to push back on policies that put at-risk health care access for children and families. To read more on Let’s Talk, click here.
The National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) recently released their Foods of the Month Curriculum. It is a free, downloadable, and evidence-based nutrition education curriculum for out-of-school time programs. The food-based curriculum highlights two healthy foods or food groups each month to inspire youth to learn more about healthy eating and to try new foods. Each month contains a suite of materials including lesson plan guides (for grades K-2 and 3-5), posters, coloring and activity pages, newsletters with healthy recipes, experiential activities, USDA and MyPlate resources, physical activity lessons and more.
The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation worked in collaboration to produce School Meal Programs Innovate to Improve Student Nutrition. The report is based on a nationally representative survey of food service directors whose programs are successfully serving healthy meals and snack. The report findings are that meal programs increased total revenue in 2014-15 school year. The report further adds insights on effective approaches to implementing updated nutrition rules. Click here to read in depth the research findings.
The 9th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference is the
nation’s largest, most influential collaboration of professionals
dedicated to combating pediatric obesity and is to be held
May 30 – June 2, 2017 at the Manchester Grand
Hyatt in San Diego, California! This year, the Childhood
Obesity Conference hosts are pleased to offer young adults and
young professionals full scholarship awards to attend the 9th
Biennial event. Selected young adults and young professionals
will have the opportunity to network with other like-minded
individuals, and attend workshops and plenary sessions to expand
their knowledge about childhood obesity prevention. The goal of
the young adult/young professional scholarship award is to
inspire, nurture and motivate the younger generation to take an
active role in influencing positive community change. The call
for applications will open March 13, 2017, and submissions are
due by March 30, 2017. To learn more about the scholarship,
click here. And don’t forget to
Register to the 9th Biennial Childhood Obesity
Just in case you missed it! Materials and resources from the 2017 CalFresh Forum are now available. California Food Policy Advocates would like to thank the event co-sponsor, the California Department of Social Services, and all of this year’s speakers, presenters, and attendees for their contributions toward making the Forum such a success. Access speaker presentations and other CalFresh Forum materials and resources. link.
USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s (FNS) Team Up for School Nutrition Success (Team Up) initiative provides tailored technical assistance to school nutrition professionals to support them in enhancing their school meal programs while maintaining strong student participation. Team Up trainings use best practice presentations and a peer mentor-based model to cover topics such as menu planning, financial management, and food safety. Learn more about Team Up!
The New York Times’ David Leonhardt recently wrote, A Month Without Sugar. Leonhardt cleverly writes, “Like me, you’ve probably just finished a couple of weeks in which you have eaten a whole lot of tasty sugar. Don’t feel too guilty about it. But if you feel a little guilty about it, I’d like to make a suggestion… Choose a month this year — a full 30 days, starting now or later — and commit to eating no added sweeteners. Go cold turkey, for one month… If you give up sugar for a month, you’ll become part of a growing anti-sugar movement. Research increasingly indicates that an overabundance of simple carbohydrates, and sugar in particular, is the No. 1 problem in modern diets.” Read more, here.
The California AfterSchool Network is now connecting expanding learning programs and job seekers. Job openings can be for any level of an out-of-school time program or organization serving youth. Visit our website to post a current job opportunity or check out our job listings today.