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CA LSWP News - December 2017 
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The California Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative brings together state leaders committed to supporting schools in creating and implementing strong wellness policies. We hope this newsletter provides you with the information you need to activate your district's policy. Read our November News and follow us on Twitter @CALSWP.  

Health Equity Messaging Guide

Voices for Healthy Kids, a collaboration between the American Heart Association and
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has published a messaging guide, Health Equity
in Public Policy: Messaging Guide for Policy Advocates
. Based on research and tested
with decision-makers and voters, the report provides messages, tips and insights to help
advocates make the case for specific language in public policies to ensure that they are
effective in advancing health equity. 

New Case Stories: School Wellness Policy Implementation   

Ad Lucem recently released a case story series on implementing comprehensive school wellness policies, developed with funding from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The case stories describe activities conducted to implement the policy, systems, and environmental strategies and identify characteristics of effective implementation.

2018 Champion of Breakfast Awards     

These awards will recognize the outstanding achievements of school food authorities and individual schools that impressively administer the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and provide nutritious morning meals to children in the Western Region states. The 2018 Champions of Breakfast Award categories for nomination are:

  1. Successful Startup of a New SBP
  2. Implementation of an Innovative School Breakfast Model
  3. Boosting Breakfast Meal Quality
Review application materials with detailed information on the award categories and nomination form. Please submit all nominations to Tara Chambers by e-mail at tchambers@cde.ca.gov by Monday, January 15, 2018.

New Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Infographic   

Check out the new Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Infographic with the latest data related to a Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicator topic. 

Grant Funding to Support Ag Literacy   

There are many funding sources available for school gardens, new classroom resources, and to expand agricultural literacy efforts. Check out the CA Foundation for Ag in the Classroom's list of favorite grants

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Holiday parties are just around the corner! Bring healthy celebrations to yr school with ideas from @Act4HlthyKids
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