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Weekly Updates 2013

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December 2013

  • December 20, 2013
    • USDA Award Grants for New School Service Equipment to Help Schools Improve the Quality of Meals
    • Don't Let Bacteria Crash Your Party
    • Serving Healthy School Meals: Kitchen Equipment
    • Parent-only programs may help obese children, too
    • CDC: Restaurants fall short on foodborne illness prevention
  • December 16, 2013
    • How To Get California Kids Physically Fit
    • Study Reveals More K-8 Children Are Walking to School
    • USA's health improving; Hawaii ranks first, Miss. Last
    • Consumers often confused about types of sugar in drinks
    • Pinpointing the higher cost of a healthy diet
    • To Get Kids Exercising, Schools are Becoming Creative
  • December 9, 2013
    • Study Shows Strong Nutritional Education Can Lead to Healthier Food Choices by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP) Recipients
    • California Center for Public Health Advocacy Announces 2013 Champions of Health Award Winners
    • Poll indicates Americans' eating habits are worse this year
    • Healthy Diet fights Infection by Boosting Immune System
    • Few people read restaurant calorie information
  • December 3, 2013
    • USDA Announces Farm to School Grants
    • Subscribing to vegetables add diversity to the menu
    • A Closer Look at Obesity Rates in Kids
    • Amid holiday canned-food drives, U.S. food banks take up farming
    • Consumers order a less unhealthy meal when the menu has nutritional labeling
    • Unhappy meals? Majority of very young children in California eat fast food at least once a week
    • More teens drinking sugary beverages, study finds
    • Start at the Healthier End of the Buffet

 

November 2013

  • November 25, 2013
    • SNAP Participation and Diet Outcomes
    • In Case You Missed It: Study Finds Offering Healthier School Snacks Helps Kids Make Healthier Choices at Home
    • Cabinet Secretaries Urge Compliance with Updated School Snacks Standards
    • Smaller Bowls May Help Trim Childhood Obesity
    • Study: Kids Are Less Fit Than Their Parents
    • Makeover Your Holiday Meals with MyPlate!
  • November 18, 2013
    • Simple Tips to Get Kids to Eat Better, Exercise More
    • Schools Can Set Tone for Healthy Eating
    • Doctors Urged to Treat Obesity like any other ailment
    • Online Guide Lists Allergy-Friendly Restaurants
    • New Report Finds More Principals Supporting Breakfast in the Classroom to Boost Participation
    • Building Successful Physical Activity Coalitions through Understanding the Needs of Coalition Members
  • November 12, 2013
    • USDA Partners with FoodCorps to Grow Healthy Eaters
    • U.S. Obesity Rate Climbing in 2013
    • Cultivating Connections between Farmers and Food Buyers
    • When Kids Sleep Less, They May Eat More
    • New Cookbook Offers Kid-Tested, Healthy School Meal Options
    • Farm to Food Bank to School: An Emerging Model in Communities Across the Country
  • November 4, 2013
    • Effects of Changes in SNAP Benefits on Food Security
    • Americans are making healthier food choices
    • First-ever census reveals growing popularity of Farm to School program
    • 6 Quick Lessons from the School Lunch Line for Pleasing Picky Customers
    • SNEB Webinar: Disruption of the 'usual' - Rethinking behavior change and communication in nutrition education
    • Physical activity may help kids do better in school, studies say

 

October 2013

  • October 28, 2013
    • USDA Celebrates National Farm to School Month
    • Nutritional intervention improved fruit, vegetable consumption
    • At-home 'tasting game' helps kids accept vegetables
    • 20 recipes to get kids cooking
    • Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant in Partnership with FoodCorps
    • Food Policy Councils: Recipes for Success from the Local, County, and State Levels
  • October 21, 2013
    • When Schools Improve Meals, Positive Results Flow
    • Frozen Fruit and Vegetables may be more nutritious than Fresh
    • Rising Food Prices will affect Grocery Choices, say new survey results
    • California Farm to School
    • Looking for a Healthy Halloween Treat?
    • The Powerful Untold Story of Walking Revealed in New Documentary Film
  • October 14, 2013
    • Program Cuts Childhood Obesity in UC San Diego
    • Wood Food Center at UC Davis will tackle global issues
    • School debit accounts influence student food choices
    • Farmers go social with leftovers to reduce food waste
    • Funding Opportunity: Simply Organic 1%
    • Funding Opportunity: The Culinary Trust: Chefs move to School
  • October 7, 2013
    • When Schools Improve Meals, Positive Results Follow
    • President Bill Clinton to Recognize 267 U.S. Schools for Efforts to Prevent Childhood Obesity
    • Most Schools Expect to Meet Healthier Lunch Standards
    • 1-Minute Energizer Toolkit, Network for a Healthy California-Physical Activity Integration Program-Los Angeles
    • How State Health Agencies Can Support the Physical Activity Guidelines
    • Funding Opportunity: Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant in Partnership with FoodCorps

 

September 2013

      • Second Harvest's Nutrition Education Program shows Positive Results
      • America's Health Checkup: 5 Health Measures at a Glance
      • Harvard study finds food expiration labels are misleading
      • Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with MiPlato
      • The Future of Food: Sustainability, Access, and Justice
      • We Can! and Let's Move Faith and Communities Webinar
    • September 23, 2013
      • Study: Giving a boring food a cool name helps children make healthier meal choices
      • University of New Hampshire offering plates to help students with food choices
      • New signs of improvement in the youth obesity epidemic?
      • Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials, USDA's Economic Research Services
      • Food Hardship: 2008-2012: Geography and Household Composition, Data for the Nation, States, Regions, and 100 MSAs
      • October marks National Farm to School Month, Food Day (October 24)
    • September 16, 2013
      • USDA Healthy School Meals Standards are Proving Popular
      • Michelle Obama says anti-obesity campaign creating 'cultural shift' in how Americans live, eat
      • Another record-breaking month for food stamps
      • Eat Smart, Live Strong: Nutrition Education for Older Adults-Participant Materials Now Available in Spanish
      • Childhood Obesity Summit, Washington Post Live
      • USDA Farm to School Program and eXtension Upcoming Webinars
    • September 9, 2013
      • Fruit and Vegetable Consumption by School Lunch Participants: Implications for the Success of New Nutrition Standards
      • Household Food Security in the United States in 2012 & Statistical Supplement
      • Eating Better at School: Can New Policies Improve Children's Food Choices?
      • Funding Opportunity: Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant in Partnership with FoodCorps
      • New Confucius Institute at UC Davis to highlight Chinese food and drink, Public Opening
      • Take a Virtual Tour of the Healthy Food Access Portal
    • September 3, 2013
      • Schools Around the County Successfully Implementing New Meal Standards
      • CDC Releases School Health Study Results
      • Policy, System and Environmental (PSE) Changes Webinar Series, FFY 2013, The Network for a Healthy California
      • Funding Opportunity: Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant in Partnership with FoodCorps
      • Web Forum: Part 1: Ready for Recess: Changing Policy and Practice to Support Students' Physical Activity
      • Web Forum: Part 2: Get your School Ready for Recess!

     

    August 2013

    • August 26, 2013
      • The Good and Bad News About Obesity: It's No Longer Rising, but it's More Dangerous Than Ever
      • Back to Class: Three Ways School Meals (and Snacks) Will Look Different
      • More U.S. Children are Eating Breakfast in School but Skipping Lunches
      • Fire Up Your Feet - Thriving Schools
      • Funding Opportunity: Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant in Partnership with FoodCorps
      • Michigan Program to Incentivize Healthy Purchases Demonstrates Success
    • August 19, 2013
      • Post-Recession, a Greater Share of Food-Insecure Children Have Parents Who Are Unemployed or Working Part-Time
      • In U.S., Less than Half Look at Restaurant Nutrition Facts
      • Childhood Obesity: Are We Winning the Race?
      • New California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Outreach Website
      • CalFresh Video Recognized by Videographer Awards
      • Free Webinar: How to Teach Cooking to Kids
    • August 12, 2013
      • USDA Study Shows Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Leads to Improved Food Security
      • Effects of the Decline in the Real Value of SNAP Benefits from 2009 to 2011
      • Obesity Rates Decline Among Young Children from Low-Income Families
      • Free Webinar: How to Teach Cooking to Kids
      • Weight of the Nation: New Findings and Policies to Advance Healthy Latino Communities
      • California Health Interview Survey Releases 2011-2012 Data
    • August 5, 2013
      • Summer Meals in California Promote Health and Education
      • USDA Tests New Methods to Ensure Children Have Access to Healthy Food during Summer Months
      • House Plan on Food Stamps Would Cut $5 Million From Program
      • Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) Peer Learning Webinar
      • Weight of the Nation: New Findings and Policies to Advance Healthy Latino Communities
      • Dairy Council of California, Health Connections: The School Nutrition Environment- Active Partner in Health Promotion