CA LSWP News - February 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 January News and follow us on Twitter @CALSWP.  

Fresno USD Approves Six New School-Based Health Centers        

Students "benefit from having quality health care, which keeps them in school longer, makes them more successful, and immediately impacts their learning," Acting Fresno Unified Superintendent Bob Nelson said at a press event announcing the plans to build the new SBHCs.

Fresno opened its first school-based health center at Gaston Middle School in 2014. The six new sites will be operated in partnership with Clinica Sierra Vista and Valley Children's Healthcare and are planned for Addams and Bakman elementary schools; Tehipite and Sequoia middle schools; and Duncan Polytechnic and Sunnyside high schools. Read more on the Fresno Bee website!

The What, When, and How of Meeting New LSWP Requirements   

USDA's Local School Wellness Policy Final Rule creates new requirements for school districts. Taking your Local School Wellness Policy to the Next Level—The What, When, and How of Meeting the New Requirements! provides an overview of the LSWP basic requirements, emphasizing what’s new such as stronger stakeholder engagement, and assessment and reporting requirements. Additional details regarding marketing and advertising of foods and beverages, Administrative Review issues, model policies, and the timeline for updating your LSWP are also discussed.

School Grants for Healthy Kids    

Action for Healthy Kids is now accepting grant applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Schools may apply for a breakfast grant to pilot or expand their school breakfast program or a Game On grant to fund physical activity and nutrition initiatives. Deadline to apply is April 7. To learn more and apply, visit

Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of CA Technical Advising Toolkit 

Certified Technical Advising Professionals now have online access to a wealth of SLM materials! The toolkit includes guidance for conducting cafeteria assessments and observations, forms and templates to track progress, resources to help coordinate comprehensive nutrition education and promotion efforts, and more! To access the toolkit, certified TAPs must first register online at by clicking the Login button and following instructions to set up an account.

Are you looking to become a certified TAP but currently are not? Email for more info at

Save the Date: Student Mental Health Conference          

Monday, April 17, 7:30-4:30: Wellness Together, in partnership with the California Department of Education, is hosting a conference in Sacramento for educators, school counselors, mental health service providers, support staff, and all individuals interested in promoting student mental wellness. Register today!

Help us promote student wellness and academic success by sharing the below social message! #Above&Beyond    

Join @CALSWP for workshops across CA to breathe new life into your Local School Wellness Policy #Above&Beyond
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