Webinars and Videos
- From policy to plate: Increasing fruit and vegetable intake through accessibility, affordability, and demand webinar on Thursday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. ET. You’ll hear from the report authors about key findings around using law and policy interventions to increase fruit and vegetable intake and learn how a large city used regulation to improve availability of staple foods, including fruits and vegetables, in retail settings.
- Three minute video showing how Everett School District educates their kindergarteners on how to select a complete lunch.
- In June, the “Heartland Childhood Obesity Summit – Factors of Health: Addressing the Systems Influencing Childhood Obesity.” brought together regional stakeholders from diverse sectors to share knowledge about and discuss the “Factors of Health” – socioeconomic factors, physical environment, health behaviors, and health care – that influence childhood obesity. One keynote speaker’s presentation “Ecological Approaches to Promoting Active Living and Preventing Childhood Obesity” was on policy and environmental research for active living.
- OSPI-hosted quarterly call about Smarter Lunchrooms, including overview of Smarter Lunchroom Symposium, Smarter Lunchrooms TAP training opportunity, and new Statewide school wellness awards.
Articles and Reports
- New SNAP-Ed Report found that “Although there is room for improvement in coordinating SNAP-Ed data collection and reporting, the study finds that States are implementing SNAP-Ed in a variety of settings, using innovative PSE changes, and leveraging non-Federal funds.”
- The Governor’s Office created a webpage with information about immigration and refugee resources.
- 2018 Breastfeeding Report Card. Suggestions on how to use the Report Card: help tell the story of breastfeeding practices and support in WA State, monitor progress and celebrate state successes, begin building more comprehensive state profiles that capture the landscape of breastfeeding support, identify opportunities for growth and improvement in maternity care practices.
- Children’s HealthWatch Report, “From Disparities to Discrimination: Getting at the Roots of Food Insecurity” highlights emerging research that documents differences in food insecurity in relation to experiences with racial and ethnic discrimination on the street, in healthcare, school and work, with the police, and in other settings.
- Some schools across Ventura County offer free breakfast and lunch to all students. California’s Santa Paul, Fillmore, Hueneme, Oxnard and Ventura school districts will begin offering free meals to all students this school year through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Under CEP, students will receive school breakfast and lunch without having to submit application forms. Since the start of the school year, schools in the Oxnard School District have already seen an increase in meal participation.
- Interactive charts and maps related to food security–access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life.
- Household Food Security in the United States in 2017. An estimated 11.8 percent of American households were food insecure at least some time during the year in 2017, lacking access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all their members. That is down from 12.3 percent in 2016.
- Building People Power to Advance Health Equity: 3 Lessons from Community-Driven Initiatives. Researchers identified several key strategies that helped advocates in each location overcome obstacles and lay the foundation for health.
Healthy Eating Research released a special funding opportunity focused on research to decrease consumption of sugary drinks and increase access to and consumption of safe water for 0-5 year olds in the U.S. Applications will be accepted through October 3, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Each grant will award up to $300,000 for up to 24 months. Projects must be able to inform the development of policy and environmental strategies and must have a clear impact on 0-5 year olds.