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NUTRITION EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
Oakland Schools Expanding Free Meal Programs, New York Times, October 8, 2011
Alameda County Nutrition Services recently partnered with Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) in sponsoring a Nutrition Education Professional Development Day for elementary and middle school teachers and nurses. On Saturday, September 17th, sixty teachers and nurses convened to learn about the connections between nutrition, physical activity and academic performance as well as how we can all better support Oakland students. Read the full New York Times article here.
SKYLINE HIGH STUDENTS CREATE WINNING HEALTHY RECIPE
What do chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), a group of Skyline High School students, an Oakland chef, a nutritionist, and Michelle Obama have in common? The Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge, that’s what. Skyline’s Recipe Challenge team made the semifinals with their winning Spanish Chickpea Stew recipe in an event that partner’s Obama’s Let’s Move campaign and the USDA’s Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge? From over 340 healthy school lunch recipes submitted from across the nation, Skyline’s Recipe Challenge team’s recipe was one of fifteen chosen to advance to the semifinals. In the next month or two, USDA judges will visit Skyline High School to taste the recipe and judge the team for a chance at competing in a national cook-off alongside White House chefs in New Orleans.
Junction Running Program off to a Flying Start
By Patricia Koning, STAFF WRITER — Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 2:14 pm, Sat Jan 29, 2011.
About 50 students at Junction K-8 School braved the brisk cold on Monday morning, arriving early to be the first participants in the school's new running program. Similar to programs at other Livermore schools, students can run for 20 minutes before school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and collect special feet awards as they achieve mileage goals. Read Full Story
Darlene Fujii Talks About Sugar Sweetened Beverages
"Beyond the Headlines”, an ABC Channel 7 show with Cheryl Jennings features a segment on the efforts to combat obesity.
The show focused on kids and nutrition and featured a Kaiser pediatric endocrinologist, and Nutrition Services’ Darlene Fujii talking about sugar sweetened beverages, a Champion mom from Oakland, and the founder of Campaign for Better Nutrition (school lunch focused organization in SF). Also included is a news clip filmed in May at Franklin School, fresh fruits and vegetables, and Harvest of the Month taste testing at the school produce market! Click here to view the segment.
Quenching Summer Thirst Without Sugar
By Katherine Mieszkowski, STAFF WRITER — Article Last Updated: 6/22/10
Six Bay Area Counties Want to Make This Summer Less Sweet
The public-education campaign "Soda Free Summer," a collaboration of Bay Area health departments, encourages children and adults to skip Coke, Gatorade, Snapple and other sugar-sweetened beverages and drink tap water instead. Read Full Story