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Weekly Updates 2017

September 2017

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?