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Weekly Updates 2017

January 2018

UC CalFresh Success Stories

    • Plan, Shop, Save and Cook Participant, Butte County
    • Plan, Shop, Save and Cook Participant, Kern County
Articles & Research
    • Severe obesity declining among low-income U.S. kids
    • New Supermarket in Low-Income Neighborhood May Trigger Economic and Health Improvements
    • Young gardeners eat more greens in first year at college

Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California

    • The Smarter Lunchrooms of California Monthly Nudge
    • Smarter Lunchrooms Movement Self-Assessment Scorecard Reporting Tool OPEN!
Education & Resources
    • Training Opportunities for SNAP-Ed Local Implementing Agencies
    • Webinar: Grants to Expand School Breakfast

December 2017

UC CalFresh Sucess Stories
  • Plan Shop, Save and Cook Participant, San Mateo County
  • Eating Smart, Being Active Participant, Alameda County

Articles and Research

  • Study: Young children benefit from regular family meals
  • Kids who get moving may also get better grades
  • Plate Waste Study Shows Farm to School Works!
  • Just the Facts — New Infographic on Local Wellness Policies
  • America's healthiest and least healthy states

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

 

November 2017

    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?