CA LSWPC News - Fall 2020
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The California Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative brings together state leaders committed to improving student wellness and academic success. Our goal is to build broad support for local school wellness policy implementation among schools, after school programs, health departments, elected officials and community stakeholders.  This year our collaborative workgroups include:

  • Support the Whole School, Whole Community, and Whole Child
  • Improve Implementation and Evaluation of the LSWP
  • Promote and Protect Access to Nutrition and  Food Security
Join us in November for the CA LSWP Collaborative Winning at Wellness Webinar for updates from the collaborative on wellness policy guidance, best practices and resources.  Registration coming soon. 

For more information, visit our collaborative webpage or contact us at 

Schools as Nutrition Hubs Grant Opportunity  

No Kid Hungry is partnering with the School Nutrition Foundation to support the efforts of school nutrition departments that are working with community organizations, i.e. non-profits and out-of-school time providers, or building new partnerships to ensure kids get the food they need. Grants will be given to facilitate partnerships with community organizations to support joint efforts to ensure kids in their community have access to the federal meal programs, backpack program, and food pantries. This grant will also support the needs to school nutrition departments to run these programs.

Deadline to apply is Oct 28, 2020

  • Eligibility Criteria: School districts that are currently working with community organizations, or intend to work with community organizations, to provide children in their communities with access to the federal meals programs, backpack programs or food pantries during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Length of Grant: November 15, 2020 – November 15, 2021
  • Grant Amount: up to $50,000 awarded to school nutrition departments
  • Proposals Due: October 28, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. ET

For more information about the grant and how to apply click here.

'Got Milk Cartons?' Contest Celebrates World School Milk Day

World School Milk Day (WSMD) is September 30th, a day that brings together schools and organizations around the world to celebrate the health benefits of school milk programs and the vital role they play in nourishing children.  WSMD honors school foodservice programs that promote childhood nutrition by bringing milk to school meals. 

“School meals are a critical safety net for children, especially those who live in food insecure households,” shares Nicole Haprov, School Foodservice Lead at Juniper Elementary School. “This milk carton contest encourages kids to drink milk, which nourishes their bodies, while creatively repurposing the empty carton to keep their minds busy. It also keeps healthy foods like milk on their radar. It’s a win-win.”

The Let's Eat Healthy movement from Dairy Council of California is proud to support this contest. Learn more about World School Milk Day and the Got Milk Cartons Contest here.

Webinar on Student Trauma in COVID-19

These are challenging times for students and their families as the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic have presented difficult issues for teaching and learning. In this recorded webinar, hosted by Center for Collaborative Solutions, learn thoughts and perspectives on the trauma students may be facing due to the pandemic. Learn promising practices that are currently being implemented to set up their students for success during this new school year.

Gary Hardie Jr, School Board President, Lynwood Unified School District
Dr. Marie Pinto, CEO, Pro Youth HEART, Visalia CA
Mary Rimbey, 4th grade teacher at Jefferson School, Natomas School District

Click here to view the watch the recorded webinar.

Partner Spotlight: Alyssa McClelland with Fuel up to Play 60 

“I am passionate about youth engagement, improving access to healthy eating and physical activity and building up our future leaders. Through the Fuel UP to Play 60 program and as the Co-Chair of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child; WSCC Domain, I know we can elevate our youth, ensuring they are part of our plan in creating healthy communities."  

Fuel Up to Play 60's primary focus is to help schools meet their wellness goals, encourage youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. The program is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. 

Connect with Alyssa McClelland at

Fuel up to Play 60 Homeroom Classroom Resource

Fuel Up to Play 60 is excited to share a new digital resource that supports engagement with the Fuel Up to Play 60 program – from anywhere! Fuel Up to Play 60 Homeroom has created using Google Slides — a popular online content creation tool — and is populated with fun and engaging “edu-tainment”- style content for your students to complement existing lessons and curriculum.

New content is released every Thursday at

Share with us: How you are staying healthy this Fall?   

Why are you making healthy choices where you live, learn and play? Share your story, pictures and follow the conversation at #winningatwellness. Why are you making healthy choices where you live, learn and play? Share your story, pictures and follow the conversation at #winningatwellness.
The California Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative brings together state leaders committed to supporting schools in creating and implementing strong wellness policies. Visit us at, read our last newsletter and follow us on Twitter @CALSWP and Instagram @CASchoolWellness. #winningatwellness
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