On July 29, 2016, USDA finalized regulations that strengthen requirements for local school wellness policies. Among other requirements, the final rule allows in-school promotions only for foods and beverages that meet the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards. This webinar explains how the USDA’s final rule affects food and beverage marketing in schools. Presenters will provide practical tips for school districts on how to remove unhealthy food marketing and handle challenges that arise as they work to comply with the new rule.
Registration is now open for “Taking your Local School Wellness Policy to the Next Level — The What, When, and How of Meeting the New Requirements” on Feb 8, 2017 9:00 AM PST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6581386712924754691
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) Final Rule creates new requirements for school districts. The Webinar will begin with 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 will also be discussed. We will set aside time to answer participant questions. Target audience for this webinar is school Food Service Directors and Wellness Policy Chairs/Superintendents or Designees – please forward this email to members of your Wellness Policy Committees.
Heather Reed, MA, RD
Mike Danzik, MPH, RD
California Department of Education
Nutrition Services Division
This webinar is being offered at no cost to you as a collaboration between the North Coast Region of the California Farm to School Network and the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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CFSN and the California Ed-Med Collaborative (CEMC) are bringing you a webinar discussing how to leverage the buying power of schools AND hospitals to bring healthy food to to all. In an effort to increase equitable access to healthy food within California, School Food Focus and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) have engaged five districts and eight health care systems which represents approximately 55 hospitals. Funded by Kaiser Permanente, CEMC works at the intersection of food service and the food industry.
While our stakeholders are some of the largest school districts and hospitals in the country, alone they are no match for multibillion dollar food corporations. CEMC creates a level playing field where the demand for healthy food products can be heard and in turn developed for food service sectors to procure.
Presenters will illustrate the value and impact this multi-sector collaboration has had on their hospital and school district food service operations thus far. CEMC staff will provide insight on building multi-sector collaborations that can identify, evaluate and pursue a range of procurement change scenarios. Outcomes from this multi-sector collaboration to be discussed on this webinar include:
1) The CEMC Food Guidelines – What are these? How were these guidelines established and how will they be used to develop new products or processes that will open up new procurement pathways and deliver new products for purchase by these two sectors?
2) The “List of 10” procurement change scenarios – What are the 10 CEMC ideas for procurement change proposed? How were these procurement change scenarios developed and which were chosen for implementation?
3) Status update on the products, processes and project that will bring healthful products to the marketplace.
To meet current nutritional recommendations, everyone is looking for ways to increase vegetable consumption by American youth. Chef Matt Poling and #Social Media Guru Dayle Hayes will share six successful strategies—beyond side dishes and salad bars—to serve more veggies in school meals. More importantly, these on-trend, kid-friendly concepts have been proven to actually increase vegetable consumption. As we know, it is not nutrition until our customers actually eat it!
Participation in this webinar is worth 1 SNA CEU.
- Identify on-trend, kid-friendly school lunch concepts designed to increase vegetables consumption.
- List at least four successful strategies for incorporating more vegetables into entrees and other center-of-the-tray school lunch items.
- Describe innovative ways to utilize USDA Foods, like IQF Mushrooms, Canned Salsa and Fresh Sweet Potatoes, into blended menu items for increased menu flexibility and flavor.