Child Nutrition & School Nutrition News Stories – Week of Feb 29

  1. CACFP Week
  2. National nutrition month
  3. Easy and healthy snack option for children:

A number of important initiatives to address child nutrition have been gaining steam recently

 

  1. Also related to the above:
  2. Examples of school lunch programs making a difference:
  3. Benefits of school breakfast

California Senator McGuire Introduces School Meal Bill on Statewide Standards

On February 18, California Senator McGuire introduced SB 1169, Pupil Nutrition: Competitive Food Service

Next week, about 900 school nutrition professionals from across the country head to Capitol Hill to urge Congress to invest in healthy school meals, which benefit 30 million students every school day -School Nutrition association’s conference: https://schoolnutrition.org/PressReleases/SchoolNutritionProfessionalsToCallOnCongressToIncreaseSchoolMealFunding/

  1. Team Nutrition Update

The Two Bite Club and Discover MyPlate: Emergent Reader Mini Books are now available as eBooks! These free eBooks teach young children about the MyPlate food groups and include interactive features to test comprehension and make learning fun. Each eBook includes audio narration that highlights the text as it’s read aloud, drawing and coloring palettes, colorful characters, and interactive games and mazes for children ages 4-7 years. The eBooks can be viewed on mobile devices and computes using certain eReaders.