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Weekly Updates 2017

November 2017

  • December 11, 2017

UC CalFresh in Action!

    • Community Partnerships are harvesting health in Tulare County, UCCE Tulare County
    • UC Delivers — Why it's important; Where it goes; Who it reaches
    • Nutrition and Food Questions Web Page

Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California

    • The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California Monthly Nudge

Articles & Research

    • USDA Farm to School Program FY 13-17 Summary of Grants
    • Believe it or not: Health education works
    • USDA Promises New SNAP Flexibilities to Promote Self-Sufficiency
  • December 4, 2017

UC CalFresh in Action!

    • Cafeteria Promotions Enhance Farm to School Efforts, UCCE Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco Cluster
    • Blackburn and Lagura with NEAFCS research award, UCCE Alameda County
    • UC Delivers — Why it's important; Where it goes; Who it reaches

Articles & Research

    • USDA Publishes School Meals Rule, Expands Options, Eases Challenges
    • Healthy Eating, Active Play, Screen Time Best Practices Maps

UC CalFresh, UC Davis, and UC ANR in the News!

    • UC CalFresh part of city of Santa Maria efforts to increase its educational services for Latinos and low-income families, UCCE San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Counties
    • UCCE Alameda Helps Change the Culture in Preschools, UCCE Alameda

UC CalFresh Success Stories

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

Articles & Research

    • Beyond Nutrition and Organic Labels - 30 Years of Experience With Intervening in Food Lables, USDA ERS Report
    • Food Swamps Predict Obesity Better Than Food Deserts

UC CalFresh, UC Davis, and UC ANR in the News!

    • An Afternoon of learning at Liberty School in Santa Maria: 4-H students apply new knowledge of nutrition, gardening, community service, UCCE San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Counties

UC CalFresh Success Stories

    • Plan, Shop, Save and Cook Participant, Tulare County
    • TWIGS Participant, Shasta County

Articles & Research

    • CDC Wants America to Eat Its Fruits & Veggies

UC CalFresh, UC Davis, and UC ANR in the News!

    • Santa Maria's 4-H SNAC clubs provide nutritional education to low-income families
  • November 13, 2017

UC CalFresh in Action!

      • New Playground Stencils at Georgetown Elementary School, UCCE Central Sierra MCP

    UC CalFresh, UC Davis, and UC ANR in the News!

      • Sponsored research funding aids UC Davis in taking on major challenges
      • Joining forces to promote child health and wellness

    Articles and Research

      • Bicycle Friendly State Ranking Released
      • 2017 United States Report Card on Walking and Walkable Communities: A Foundation for Assessing Future Progress
    • November 6, 2017

    UC CalFresh in Action!

      • UC CalFresh Program Selected for Public Health Institute (PHI) Center for Wellness and Nutrition SNAP-Ed Pilot Project for At-Risk Youth, UCCE Riverside County
      • UC Delivers
      • Nutrition and Food Questions Web Page
      • Building Amazing Partnerships in Madera County, UCCE Fresno/Madera Counties

    Articles & Research

      • 2017 CDC School Health Index Now Available

    October 2017

    UC CalFresh in Action!

      • Lincoln Elementary, Ready Program in Hanford Elementary School District Receives 2017 Distinguished After School Health (DASH) Recognition Award, UCCE Tulare/Kings Counties
      • Communicating Success Stories
      • UC Delivers

    Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California

      • The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California Monthly Nudge
      • Smarter Lunchrooms Introductory and Train the Trainer Workshops—Registration Open!
      • Let’s Celebrate California’s Smarter Lunchrooms!

    Articles & Research

      • USDA: Seven Northern California Counties Affected by Wildfires to receive D-SNAP
      • Research on Behavioral Economics-Based Promotion of Healthy Food Choice in a Retail Setting: Can Results Inform SNAP-Ed Practice?
      • Healthy Food Financing Initiatives (HFFI) Impacts special report

     

        UC CalFresh in Action!

          • UC CalFresh Fresno helps transform challenge into change, UCCE Fresno/Madera Counties
          • Livingston Union School District Smarter Lunchroom/Harvest of the Month Lunch Menu, UCCE Stanislaus/Merced Counties
          • UC Delivers
          • Rocky Point Stencil Project, UCCE Shasta Cluster
          • Shaping Healthy Choices Students at Multicultural Day!, UCCE Tulare/Kings Counties
          • Nutrition and Food Questions Web Page

        UC CalFresh, UC ANR and UC Davis in the News!

          • Community garden launches at Senior Center in Placerville, UCCE Central Sierra MCP
          • UC Davis Sponsored Research Funding Increases to $783 Million

        Articles & Research

          • Move More to Be Healthy For Good
          • NCCOR Launches Youth Compendium of Physical Activities

        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
        • September 5, 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?