CA LSWP News - March 2022
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We inspire school communities to take their wellness policies from paper to practice!

Follow us on Twitter @CALSWP and Instagram @CASchoolWellness! #WinningAtWellness

Celebrate National Nutrition Month 2022!

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.

With this years theme, Celebrate a World of Flavors, create healthy habits and celebrate flavors from cultures around the world to nourish ourselves and appreciate diversity. Explore the campaign toolkit for tip sheets and handouts, games and activities.

Check out our favorite ways to celebrate National Nutrition Month:

Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Wellness Policy Builder

Alliance for a Healthier Generation created a one-of-a kind digital tool that supports school districts in developing compliant Local School Wellness Policies, offering customizable features to add your own state or local school wellness policy requirements. The Wellness Policy Builder includes minimum USDA final rule compliant language with an option to select Healthier Generation's best practice framework recommended policy language and WSCC policy language to establish a stronger comprehensive policy. Check out this video to learn more!

How to Use the Wellness Policy Builder

California Health Education Material Evaluation Toolkit

This toolkit has been created to help local districts in their evaluation and adoption of new instructional materials that align with the 2008 Health Education Standards, the 2019 Health Education Curriculum Framework, and current CA Education Code and State Statutes. Local educational agencies (LEAs) – school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education – have the authority and the responsibility to conduct their own evaluation of instructional materials and to adopt the materials that best meet the needs of their students. This toolkit will​​​ help guide that process.

Local School Wellness Policy
Triennial Assessment Office Hours Webinar

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Join the CA LSWP Collaborative on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. for an Office Hours Webinar for Local School Wellness (LEAs) on the Local School Wellness Policy Triennial Assessment. The purpose of the Office Hours is to provide LEAs with an opportunity to ask questions about the Triennial Assessment process to ensure they are well equipped to complete their Triennial Assessment.

To streamline this process, please submit questions in advance by completing this survey by March 25, 2022.

Register for the Office Hours on April 5th!
Submit Your Triennial Assessment Questions Here!

Funding Opportunity: 2022 CA Farm to School Incubator Grant

The California Department of Food and Agriculture - Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) is excited to share that the Budget Act of 2021 includes a $60 million one-time General Fund allocation for the CDFA-F2F to sustain and expand the California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program, with $30 million allocated for fiscal year 2021-22 and $30 million allocated for fiscal year 2022-23! 

The 2022 California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program will award competitive grants to support projects that cultivate equity, nurture students, build climate resilience, and create scalable and sustainable change.  Four Funding tracks will be available.  Grant application will be available soon. Stay tuned!

Member Spotlight: Maryam Shayegh, MPA, RDN, Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education

Maryam serves as the Coordinator for Nutrition and Wellness for Los Angeles County Office of Education. She is passionate about school-based interventions to improve the well-being of students, staff and communities with focus on Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) and the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model.

Maryam serves as Co-chair of the Support the Whole School, Whole Community, and Whole Child Domain  with the CA LSWP Collaborative. Tune in to this Winning at Wellness Webinar to hear Maryam share the importance of utilizing the WSCC framework to maximize student health and achievement.

"Nutrition is the foundation of health and the impact of our food choices extends to many levels, including personal, community, societal and environmental." - Maryam Shayegh

Share with us what you are doing around student wellness this school year?  

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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