Alliance for a Healthier Generation Alliance Smart Foods Planner

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Breaking Child Nutrition News!

In July, the USDA announced four final rules implementing important provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Look for Alliance resources to help support implementation coming soon! Check out the four rules in the Federal Register:


Where are the Nutrition Advisors? 


It's a busy month as we ramp up for the start of school! On August 11th, Carol heads Monroe County in FL to train school nutrition professionals in that district, focusing on Smarter Lunchroom Techniques and increasing participation. Then it's up to Oregon and Washington for her at the end of the month for more PD in four more districts. These five districts will be well on their way to meeting the requirements for the USDA's Professional Standards AND criterion #404 in the Healthy Schools Program Framework!

The first half of August, Jill's focusing on out-of-school time leaders working their way toward implementation of the HEPA standards! August 5th she'll be in Wichita to talk with Boys & Girls Club staff from Kansas and Oklahoma about being role models for health, non-food fundraising and starting new celebration traditions. Then to DC to demonstrate the Smart Food Planner (yes the very one you're on!) and how it can be used to plan healthy snacks and meals with National Recreation and Parks Association sites from around the country. She concludes her month in Albany on August 25th, where the focus turns to policy to put healthy celebration and non-food reward practices in place. A two-for-one there - those school leaders can check off criteria #109 and #110 when they get back!

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