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Weekly Updates 2016

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January 2016

  • January 11, 2016
    • HHS and USDA Release New Dietary Guidelines to Encourage Healthy Eating Patterns to Prevent Chronic Diseases
    • Healthier Cafeterias Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
    • Americans Still Consume Too Much Salt: CDC
    • Celebrating a Productive Year: USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service’s Office of Community Systems Top Five Moments of 2015
    • Healthy School Food Standards Make 5 Successes Possible
    • CDC Releases 2014 School Health Profiles
  • January 19, 2016
    • Salud! America Research Examines Healthy Food, Physical Activity Spaces in Latino Communities
  • January 25, 2016
    • More Evidence That Severe Poverty Harms Kids’ Health
    • Fiber, Sugar Influence The Quality of Your Sleep
    • Supermarkets Nearby May Help Kids Lose Some Weight: Study
    • Digital Childhood: Realistic Screen Time Limits for Children


February

  • February 1, 2016
    • School breakfast policy is associated with dietary intake of fourth– and fifth-grade students
    • Study Predicts Health Warning Labels on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Would Decrease Likelihood of Parents Purchasing Them for Their Kids
    • Low-Cost Tool In Fight Against Childhood Obesity: Water Dispensers in NYC Schools Associated With Student Weight Loss
  • February 8, 2016
    • Reaching Those in Need: Estimates of State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates in 2013—Summary
    • USDA, NFL, Fuel Up to Play 60 Partner to Award $35 Million to Help Schools Serve Healthier Meals, Strengthen Childhood Nutrition
    • Per-capita participation in USDA’s School Breakfast Program grew from 2009 to 2014 in almost all States
    • New 2016 Healthy Weight Research Review, Issue Brief, and Infographics from Salud America!
  • February 16, 2016
    • Is more physical education at school linked to higher student math scores?
  • February 22, 2016
    • Food Research & Action Center, School Breakfast Scorecard, 2014-2015 School Year
    • Do Benefits of City Gardening Outweigh Risks?
    • Minimum Stocking Levels and Marketing Strategies of Healthful Foods for Small Retail Food Stores
  • February 29, 2016
    • Local school lunches entirely California grown
    • CDC looks at daily consumption of sugary drinks among US adults
    • The Impact of the California Drought on Food Security Among Rural Families of Mexican Origin
    • Obesity Can Send Kids’ Blood Pressure Soaring: Study

 

March

  • March 7, 2016
    • Food and Nutrition Education: Growing Healthy Bodies and Minds
    • The Cost of Satisfying Fruit and Vegetable Recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines, USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) report
    • Nutrition Roadmap Aims to Advance Research to Provide More Individualized Advice
    • USDA Selects Ten States for Job-Driven SNAP Employment and Training Project
    • Living Closer to Grocery Store May Change The Way You Eat
  • March 14, 2016
    • USDA Celebrates 50 Years of School Breakfast, Offers $6.8 Million in Grants to Support Healthy School
      Meals
    • Tufts University Nutrition Scientists Provide Updated MyPlate for Older Adults
    • Summary: Redrawing the US Obesity Landscape: Bias-Corrected Estimates of State-Specific Adult Obesity
      Prevalence
  • March 21, 2016
    • USDA Launches Online MyPlate, MyWins Challenge, Available Throughout National Nutrition Month
    • Farm to school works!
    • The Healthy Eating Index: How Is America Doing?
    • School Fundraisers: Positive Changes in Foods Sold, but Room for Improvement Remains
  • March 28, 2016
    • NIFA Helps Chart National Course for Healthy Nutrition
    • Improvements and Disparities in Types of Foods and Milk Beverages Offered in Elementary School Lunches, 2006-2007 to 2013-2014
    • Less Than 3 Percent of Americans Live a Healthy Lifestyle
    • 2 Breakfasts May Be Better Than None For School Kids

     

    April

    • April 11, 2016
      • Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Camp: A Summer Approach to Prevent Obesity in Low-Income Youth
      • SNAP-Ed Helps Spur Healthy Choices
      • Right Neighborhood May Mean 90 Extra Minutes of Exercise a Week
      • Investments in EFNEP Pay Big Dividends, Now and in the Future
    • April 18, 2016
      • FRAC/CBPP Joint Report: Community Eligibility Adoption Rises for the 2015-2016 School Year, Increasing Access to School Meals
      • 2016 Shape of the Nation
    • April 25, 2016
      • USDA Announces Effort to Strengthen Nutrition Among Young Children, Create Healthy Habits Early
      • Causes of childhood obesity complex, but families, media play key roles

     

    May

    • May 2, 2016
      • Americans Getting Adequate Water Daily, CDC Finds
      • USDA puts more fruits and veggies, less sugar in new child-care nutrition standards
      • The Older Americans Act in 2016: The Future is Now
    • May 9, 2016
      • Summer Meal Programs Fight Hunger with Nutritious Food and Innovation
      • Despite efforts, childhood obesity remains on the rise
      • FDA Issues Final Guidance on Menu Labeling
      • Exercise Is Good for You, Even in Heavily Polluted Cities: Study
      • Supporting Healthy Latino Youth from Within The Community
    • May 16, 2016
      • Report Shows Monthly Summer EBT Benefit Reduces Food Insecurity in Children, Improves Nutrition
      • Recent Evidence on the Effects of Food Store Access on Food Choice and Diet Quality, USDA ERS Report
      • FDA Releases 2014 Health and Diet Survey Findings
    • May 23, 2016
      • Food Security Among Hispanic Adults in the United States, 2011-2014, USDA ERS Report
      • Girls And Older Adults Are Missing Out On Parks for Recreation
      • Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label
      • And the fittest city in the U.S. is…
    • May 31, 2016
      • The Farm to School Census Updated with NEW Data!
      • MyPlate for Older Adults Adjusts Eating Guidelines
      • Fruit and Vegetable Recommendations Can Be Met for $2.10 to $2.60 per Day, USDA ERS Report
      • FDA modernizes Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods

     

    June

    • June 6, 2016
      • A qualitative evaluation of UC CalFresh Plan, Shop, Save, Cook curriculum reveals additional outcomes
      • Few Americans engage in health behaviors that prevent chronic disease
      • Strawberries, Blueberries, Corncobs, Oh My!—Bringing the Farm to Summer
      • Two-Year BMI Outcomes From a School-Based Intervention for Nutrition and Exercise: A Randomized Trial
      • Map the Meal Gap 2016
    • June 16, 2016
      • Celebrating Food and Culinary Connections: Schools Serve up California-grown Food on “California Thursdays”
      • Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces $16.8 Million in Grants to Encourage Healthy Food Purchases for SNAP Participants
      • Obesity Rates Rising Among Women: CDC
    • June 20, 2016
      • New CFPA Publication: School’s Out...Who Ate? 2016
      • Research Shows Farm to School Works
      • USDA’s School Kitchen Grants Benefit Meal Programs and Students
      • Highest Concentration of Child Hunger in CA Shifts to Northernmost Counties

     

    July

    • July 5, 2016
      • Summer Meals: Fueling Children and Teens to Reach Their Highest Potential
      • Dig into the Farm to School Census data!
      • Interactive Map Illustrates How USDA School Kitchen Equipment Grants Benefit Schools
      • SNAP Farmers Market Webpage Streamlined, Updated
      • California Students Getting Fitter with Age?
    • July 11, 2016
      • Low-Income Shoppers Now Get Discount At California Farmer Markets
      • During Obama Administration, USDA Has Made Most Significant Food Safety Updates Since 1950s
      • USDA FoodKeeper App to Feature New Food Safety Tools, Spanish and Portuguese Functionality
      • U.S. Teens Less Sweet on Soft Drinks
    • July 18, 2016
      • Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Proclaims August 713 “National Farmers Market Week”
      • A Closer Look at Declining Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Using Linked Data Sources
      • A Trial of the Efficacy and Cost of Water Delivery Systems in San Francisco Bay Area Middle Schools, 2013
      • Federal Grant Helps UC San Diego Program Bring Healthy Food to Low-Income Families
    • July 25, 2016
      • USDA Announces Additional Efforts to Make School Environments Healthier
      • Fighting Poor Nutrition Among California Seniors - with a Food Truck
      • Report: School District Wellness Policies: Evaluating Progress and Potential for Improving Children's Health Eight Years after the Federal Mandate
      • Could Fruit and Veg Boost Happiness

     

      August

      • August 1, 2016
        • Promoting Healthy Choices Throughout the School Day
        • Making Food Systems Part of Your Community Health Needs Assessment: Practical Guidance from the Tackling Hunger Project
        • Summer Meals: Giving Families the Support They Need
      • August 8, 2016
        • Healthful Foods Could Be Just a Click Away: FNS Works to Bring Online Shopping to SNAP Purchases
        • ERS Report: Americans' Eating Patterns and Time Spent on Food: The 2014 Eating & Health Module Data
        • ERS Report: Where Households Get Food in a Typical Week: Findings From USDA's FoodAPS
        • Students from Every State and Territory Show Off Local Pride with MyPlate-Inspired Meals at the 5th Annual Kids’ “State Dinner”
        • Food Insecurity and Hunger in the U.S.: New Research
        • Average American 15 Pounds Heavier Than 20 Years Ago
      • August 15, 2016
        • Building Businesses & Helping Communities—Celebrating the Fruits of Farmers Markets
        • Playground zoning leads to more active playtime for school-aged children
        • Research Aims to Fight Childhood Obesity through Family Approach
      • August 22, 2016
        • Replacing just one sugary drink with water could significantly improve health, Virginia Tech researcher finds
        • Mark your calendar for World Food Day events
        • The Government’s Using ‘X-Ray Vision Carrots’ To Fight Food Waste
        • When it comes to grocery shopping, children have a lot of clout
      • August 29, 2016
        • USDA Awards Grants to Improve SNAP Processing, Technology
        • Celebrating Progress: Back to School 2016-17
        • No More Than 6 Teaspoons of Added Sugars a Day for Kids
        • USDA Farm to School, FY 2013-FY2016 Summary of Grant Awards
        • Impact of the Berkeley Excise Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption

       

      September

      • September 6, 2016
        • Healthy food incentive program helps low-income families, local farmers
        • State of Obesity Report Finds Obesity Rates Declined in Four States
        • CDC: At least 20 percent of every U.S. state’s population is obese
        • Parents who encourage healthy behavior have healthier children
        • Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch
        • Presidential Proclamation—National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, 2016
        • Household Food Security in the United States in 2015
        • ERS Report: The Stimulus Act of 2009 and Its Effect on Food-At-Home Spending by SNAP Participants
        • New CFPA Report: Food Insecurity Screenings in Health Care Setting
        • 31 Million Older Adults Aren’t Getting Enough Exercise
        • USDA Announces Availability of $5 Million in Farm to School Grants to Increase Local Foods in Schools
        • September is National Food Safety Education Month
        • USDA Seeks Retailer Volunteers for SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot
        • September 26, 2016
          • Where Do Americans Usually Shop for Food and How Do They Travel To Get There? Initial Findings From the National Household Acquisition and Purchase Survey
          • FY2015 National Report on SNAP-Ed in the Land Grant University System
          • USDA Announces New Open Data Partnership for Public Health
          • School Districts Must Update Wellness Policies in 16-17 SY

         

        October

        • October 3, 2016
          • SNAP Participation Shows Marked Decline
          • Gardening May Give Kids’ a Diet Boost
          • 9 in 10 U.S. Teens Don’t Get Enough Exercise
          • New SNAP Pilot Provides Grocery Delivery for Homebound Disabled, Elderly
        • October 10, 2016
          • MyPlate, MyState: Celebrating Local Foods and Healthy Eating
          • New SNAP E&T Initiatives Aim to Help SNAP Participants Find Jobs
          • National Farm to School Month Highlights Benefits to America’s Students and Communities
          • USDA Celebrates Progress during National School Lunch Week and Farm to School Month
          • NIFA Programs Key to Reducing U.S. Household Food Insecurity
          • 1 in 4 College Students Is Hungry: Survey
          • Small Steps for Using the USDA Farm to School Census
          • Voices for Healthy Kids 2016 Progress Report
          • USDA Seeks Applications for Next Round of Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program Grants
          • October 31, 2016
            • CDC releases first-ever Early Care and Education (ECE) State Indicator Report
            • Center for Nutrition Assistance Research to Enhance Food Security and Dietary Quality

           

          November

          • November 7, 2016
            • Lazy Summer Days Mean Weight Gain for Young Kids
            • Too Many Kids Still Eating Too Much Salt
          • November 14, 2016
            • Healthy recipes and effective social marketing campaign improve eating habits
            • Food Pantries Try Nutritional Nudging To Encourage Good Food Choices
            • Dinner with TV may be a recipe for less healthy meals
                • November 21, 2016
                  • CDC Reports Improvement in Childhood Obesity Among Young Children Participating in WIC
                  • USDA Seeks Grant Applications for Projects to Test Fruit and Vegetable Incentives

                 

                December

                • December 5, 2016
                  • Foods Typically Purchased by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Households, USDA ERS Report
                  • U.S. Kids Are Eating Healthier Now, But…
                  • Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Not Working, Study Finds
                  • USDA Releases First-Ever Web-Based School Meals Application Prototype
                  • USDA Boosts Healthy Food Access, Sets New Standards for SNAP Retailers
                  • How a Healthy Food System Can Transform Your Community
                  • Pew and RWJF: Schools Report Growing Success with Healthier Menus
                    • Changes in Food-At-Home Spending by SNAP Participants After the Stimulus Act of 2009, USDA ERS Study
                    • Program Access Index (PAI): Measuring CalFresh Utilization by County
                    • Lost Dollars, Empty Plates: The Impact of CalFresh Utilization on State and Local Economies
                    • Smartphones, Tablets and Weight Gain in Teens