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Weekly Updates 2017

October 2017

    UC CalFresh in Action!

      • Walk or ride a bike to school to start the day with physical activity, UCCE Fresno/Madera Counties
      • Gardening at ATCAA Shelter, UCCE Central Sierra MCP
      • UC CalFresh Office Awarded UC Davis Wellness Ambassador Mini-Grant

    Articles & Research

      • Celebrate! New Law Creates Hunger Free Schools across California
      • Child and teen obesity soars tenfold worldwide in 40 years: WHO report
      • USDA SNAP-Ed Connection - California Success Stories: High school Mini Farm Stand Project, Los Angeles County

     

    UC CalFresh Success Stories

      • Eating Smart Being Active Participant, Alameda County
      • Plan, Shop, Save, and Cook Participant, San Francisco County

    Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California

      • The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California Monthly Nudge
      • Smarter Lunchrooms Introductory and Train the Trainer Workshops - Registration Open!
      • Smarter Mealtimes Resources
      • Save the Date! Success Stories from SLM Gurus

     

    UC CalFresh in Action!

      • Youth leaders find their photo-voice, UCCE San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Counties
      • UC CalFresh Stencil Project at Columbia Preschool, UCCE Shasta/Trinity/Tehama Counties
      • 4th Annual Modesto Farm to Fork Event, UCCE Stanislaus/Merced Counties

    Articles & Research

      • School Breakfast: Reducing Chronic Absenteeism & Supporting Student Success
      • The 2017 U.S. Report Card on Walking and Walkable Communities
      • What It Takes to Bring Healthier School Foods to 31 Million Kids

     

    September 2017

    UC CalFresh in Action!

      • Smarter Lunchrooms Movement in Livingston, UCCE Stanislaus/Merced Counties
      • UC staff led effort to support youth and families during fire emergency, UCCE Shasta Cluster

    Articles & Research

      • Household Food Security in the United States in 2016, USDA ERS Report
      • Small increases in physical activity reduce immobility, disability risks in older adults
      • Report: U.S. obesity rate holds steady
      • The Food Research & Action Center Launches Mapping Tools to Reveal Poverty Rate and SNAP Participation at State and Congressional Levels

    UC CalFresh in Action!

      • Yoga for Kids, UCCE San Joaquin County
      • Smarter Lunchrooms in Tulare, CA!, UCCE Tulare County
      • Junior Chef at the Market, UCCE Stanislaus/Merced Counties

    Articles & Research

      • The Food-Spending Patterns of Households Participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Findings From USDA's FoodAPS, USDA ERS Report
      • Bike Trains Shown to Increase Physical Activity Among Children
      • USDA Integrates Recalls Information into 'FoodKeeper' Application
      • Adult Obesity in the United States, Updated Data from The State of Obesity
      • Visalia, Tulare schools provide free lunches to thousands
      • USDA Awards $5.3 million in Grants for School, Child Care Nutrition Efforts

     

    August 2017

    UC CalFresh in Action!

      • Tastings at Kaseberg Elementary School, UCCE Placer/Nevada Counties
      • Safe Routes to School Pedestrian Education and Spinach Smoothies at Fair Oaks Community School, UCCE San Mateo County
      • Summer School in Tulare County, UCCE Tulare County
      • Oceano Student Leaders Partner with SLO County Food Bank, UCCE San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Counties

    Articles & Research

      • Secretary Perdue Announces $16.8 Million to Encourage SNAP Participants to Purchase Healthy Foods
      • Make Food Safety a Priority this Fall
      • Taking a Stand on Staying Mobile After 80

     

    UC CalFresh in Action!

      • Smarter Lunchrooms with the Birney Bears, UCCE Fresno/Madera Counties
      • Alameda County's 2017/2019 Integrated Plan, Best Written in Western Region, UCCE Alameda County
      • UC ANR develops culturally relevant obesity-prevention lessons for the Niños Sanos, Familia Sana program aimed at Mexican-heritage children

    Articles & Research

      • Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Proclaims National Farmers market Week
      • Healthy Communities Study findings on relationship between community policies and programs and childhood obesity

     

      July 2017

      UC CalFresh in Action!

        • School gardens get new life from UC Cooperative Extension volunteers, UCCE San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Counties
        • Senior works toward health-Healthy Living Ambassador Program, UCCE San Mateo/San Francisco Counties

      Articles & Research

        • Unexpected Hikes in Energy Prices Increase the Likelihood of Food Insecurity, USDA ERS Study
        • Better Diet, Longer Life?

       

      UC CalFresh in Action!

        • Two Stadiometers Donated to UC CalFresh State Office, Available for UC CalFresh County Programs
        • UC Delivers
        • Nutrition and Food Questions Web Page

      Articles & Research

        • Children's Food Security and USDA Child Nutrition Programs, USDA ERS Report
        • More Americans Are Walking For Exercise
        • Losing Fat, gaining brain power, on the playground

       

      June 2017

      UC CalFresh in Action!

          • Three Nights of Healthy Fun for the Whole Family, UCCE Placer/Nevada Counties
          • 1st Annual Battle Chefs at the Market, UCCE Shasta Cluster
          • Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Week of the Young Child Celebration, UCCE Alameda County

        Articles & Research

          • Sleeping-in on weekends linked to lower body weight
          • Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label
          • Many Kids Who Eat Free School Lunches Have Few Options When School's Out
          • Teens get as much physical activity as 60-year-olds, study shows

         

        UC CalFresh in Action!

          • UC CalFresh in Action at the 9th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference in San Diego!

        Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California

          • NEW! Early Childhood SLM Resources
          • Smarter Lunchrooms Movement Principles & Practices Workshops

        Articles & Research

          • USDA Announces Farm to School Grant Awards; Projects Nationwide Chosen
          • 2 Billion Worldwide Are Obese or Overweight
          • Americans Buying Less Salt-Laden Foods

         

        UC CalFresh in Action!

          • Georgetown Elementary School YPAR Project, UCCE EL Dorado County (Central Sierra)
          • UC CalFresh in Action at the 9th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference in San Diego!
          • UC Delivers
          • Nutrition and Food Questions Web Page

        Articles & Research

          • California Food for California Kids: Promoting California Grown Fruits and Vegetables in Summer Meals

         

        Articles & Research

          • 50 states: 50 farmers markets
          • Feeding Infants and Young Toddlers: Using the Latest Evidence in Child-Care Settings
          • Caltrans Adopts State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

         

          May 2017

          UC CalFresh Success Stories

            • Eating Smart, Being Active Participant, Fresno County
            • Plan, Shop, Save and Cook Participant, Santa Clara County

          Articles & Research

            • Impact of California Children's Power Play! Campaign on Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Physical Activity Among Fourth-and-Fifth Grade Students
            • Garden Project in Schools Linked to Lower BMI in Kids
            • For the first time, more than half of Americans are getting the recommended amount of exercise

          UC CalFresh in Action!

          • Comprehensive Programming Shows Positive Impacts on Overall Health

          Articles & Research

          • The Summer Meal Programs Get Ready for Another Year of Feeding Kids in the Summer; Helpful Site Finder Tool to Launch May 12

          UC CalFresh Success Stories

            • Plan, Shop, Save and Cook Participant, Imperial County
            • Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops Participant, Madera County

          UC CalFresh in Action!

            • CATCH Early Childhood at Russo Child Development Center - Kidango, UCCE Santa Clara Cluster
            • Rice Elementary students have reason to drink more water, promote student wellness, UCCE San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties

          Articles & Research

            • Just 5 Percent of Daily Salt Gets Added at the Table
            • Hawai'i Establishes October as Farm to School Month

          UC CalFresh in Action!

            • Oceano Student Nutrition Advisory Council Participates at the Day of the Child Event, UCCE San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Counties
            • Nutrition Busters at Sierra House Elementary, UCCE Amador Cluster
            • Communication Tips
            • UC Delivers
            • Nutrition and Food Questions Web Page

          Articles & Research

            • Cooking at Home Means Eating Better, Spending Less
            • Many U.S. babies and toddlers still don't have a balanced diet

          UC CalFresh Success Stories

            • Plan, Shop, Save and Cook Participant, San Mateo County
            • Farm to Fork Participant, Santa Barbara County

          Articles & Research

            • Timing of Lunch, Recess May Determine What Kids Eat

           

            April 2017

              UC CalFresh Success Stories

                • Healthy Happy Families Participant, Tulare County
                • Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops Participant, Madera County

              UC CalFresh in Action!

                • Congressman Jim Costa stops in for a nutrition lesson at La Vina Elementary, UCCE Fresno/Madera Counties
                • UC Delivers
                • Nutrition and Food Questions Web Page
                • Roundtable and Poster Confirmations for the 2017 Childhood Obesity Conference

              UC CalFresh Success Stories

                • Plan, Shop, Save, Cook Participant. Santa Clara County
                • Eating Smart Being Active Participant, Alameda County
              UC CalFresh In Action!
                • California Community Hosts Second Annual MyPlate-Inspired Fun Run, Tulare County
                • U.S. Congressman mixes up healthy food for UC nutrition education program, UCCE Fresno/Madera Counties
                • Riverside mural represents unity at Eastside garden, UCCE Riverside County
                • With nutrition education, a conversation may be more fruitful than a lecture, UCCE San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Counties
                UC CalFresh Success Stories
                    • Plan, Shop, Save, Cook Participant. San Francisco County
                        • Eating Smart Being Active Participant, Fresno County
                        Articles & Research
                          • Bay Area Pilot Program Makes Produces Less Costly for Low-Income Families
                          • Community Supported Agriculture - New Models for Changing Markets

                          UC CalFresh Success Stories

                            • Plan, Shop, Save, Cook Participant. Santa Clara County
                            • Eating Smart Being Active Participant, Madera County
                          UC CalFresh in Action!
                            • Farm and Nutrition Day 2017, Fresno/Madera Counties
                          Articles & Research
                            • Obesity study aims to learn what kids would rather do than eat

                           

                                March 2017

                                • March 6, 2017
                                  • Home-cooked meals, hold the TV, linked to less obesity
                                • March 13, 2017
                                  • Celebrating School Breakfast Week: Giving Students a Great Start to Their School Day!
                                • March 20, 2017
                                  • Farm to School Efforts Positively Impact Tribal Communities
                                  • Smart Food Pricing Could Bring Healthier Choices
                                  • Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids’ Diabetes Risk

                                 

                                  February 2017

                                    • U.S. Trends in Food Availability and a Dietary Assessment of Loss-Adjusted Food Availability, 1970-2014
                                    • U.S. High School Kids Abandoning Sweetened Sodas
                                    • USDA Study Finds Improved Feeding Practices Among Infants Participating in WIC
                                  • February 13, 2017
                                    • Merced County Food Bank make efforts to reach more people who need food
                                    • Families Need Wheels to Get Healthy Meals
                                  • February 21, 2017
                                    • Annual Scorecard Ranks States on School Breakfast Participation
                                    • Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids
                                  • February 27, 2017
                                    • Development of a Health Survey Instrument for 5- to 8-Year-Old Youths
                                    • The 500 Cities Project: New Data for Better Health
                                    • Most Parents Don’t Think They’re Meeting Kids’ Nutritional Needs

                                  January 2017

                                  • January 9, 2017
                                    • MyPlate, MyWins Helps Americans Turn Resolutions into Real Solutions for Healthy Eating in the New Year
                                    • The many mixed messages schools send students on healthy eating
                                    • New SNAP To Health Website Makes Finding Information About Federal Food Assistance Programs, Nutrition, And Obesity Prevention Easier and Faster
                                    • District partners with UCSD to study plate waste
                                    • 500 Cities: Local data for better health
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                                    January 17, 2017
                                    • Federal Agencies Partner to Motivate Americans to Be Healthy and Active
                                    • Getting kids to eat veggies when there’s no time for family meals
                                  • January 23, 2017
                                    • Healthy concession stand makeovers are a game changer
                                    • Farmers Market Promotion Program 2016 Report
                                    • FDA and EPA issue final fish consumption advice
                                  • January 30, 2017
                                    • Low-Income and Low-Supermarket-Access Census Tracts, 2010-2015
                                    • School Based Physical Education Programs Combat Childhood Obesity
                                    • What If All Children Could Attend Preschool?