October 25, 2012 – October 26, 2012
The Children’s Environmental Health Institute is hosting a conference this month in Austin, TX regarding school environments and their impact on student’s health and educational performance.
Please join us at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas as we examine how school environments affect the health and educational performance of the over 55 million children enrolled in our K-12 public and private schools.
Leadership from the educational, medical, research, legal and private sectors will provide evidence-based scientific information on the current state of environmental health risks in schools. Please review the speaker objectives to learn specifics on the content of their presentations.
These distinguished experts will present exemplary programs and resources on how to prevent children from their unnecessary exposure to environmental toxins and the advantages of providing healthy school environments. Together, we have the potential to improve the experience and health of children in schools.
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas
Signe Auditorium, Pat Hayes Conference Center
4900 Mueller Blvd. Austin, TX 78723
October 22, 2012
If obesity rates continue on their current track, 13 states will have obesity rates above 60 percent by 2030, and all 50 states will be above 44 percent. That will lead to more than 6 million new cases of type 2 diabetes, 5 million cases of coronary heart disease and stroke, and more than 400,000 cases of cancer over the next two decades.
The report also analyzed how a reduction in average body mass index (BMI) by just 5 percent by 2030 would allow each state to help thousands of people avoid obesity-related diseases and save billions of dollars in health care costs.
Join TFAH Executive Director Dr. Jeff Levi and Maddie Ribble from the Massachusetts Public Health Association on an Oct. 22 webinar to talk about the two possible scenarios for the future of America’s health. Levi and Ribble will discuss the report and how it can be used to inform national, state and local efforts to create healthier communities. Ribble also will share his experiences using a similar report in Massachusetts to create change in the Bay State.
Using the 2012 F As in Fat Report to Create Healthier Communities
When: Oct. 22, 2012
Time: 3:00 – 3:40 pm Eastern Facilitated by Marty Kearns from PreventObesity.net, this 40-minute webinar will discuss the important information in the report and how to leverage it to create critical conversations with policymakers.
The event is open to all. Please forward this opportunity to your own lists.
October 17, 2012
Afterschool Meals Matter Conference Call – Community Partnerships
Learn how you can connect with a myriad of community partners, from parent groups to corporate volunteer programs, who can offer you and your program their time, energy, and support. Community partners can assist you with meal preparation, programming, outreach to increase your participation, and ultimately to help build up community support and investment in your program. Community partners can help ensure the sustainability and growth of your program overtime to enable you to serve a greater number of meals and snacks to children after school.
Click to register: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5118/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=50320
October 17, 2012 – October 18, 2012
The Texas Hunger Initiative is pleased to co-host the Together at the Table Southwest Regional Hunger Summit Wednesday and Thursday, October 17-18, 2012 at Baylor University. The Hunger Summit will be an opportunity for leaders and practitioners from across the Southwest United States to share their knowledge and expertise about food insecurity.
Together at the Table Southwest Regional Hunger Summit will bring together stakeholders to exchange ideas, strengthen partnerships and move closer to our goal of ending hunger. Leaders and presenters will provide attendees with resources, best-practice models, evidence-based research, and new information. There will be a variety of breakout sessions, presentations, keynote speakers, and opportunities to network.
October 15, 2012 – October 19, 2012
Celebrate National School Lunch Week October 15-19, 2012
During the week of October 15-19, schools across the nation will celebrate National School Lunch Week (NSLW). The School Nutrition Association (SNA) theme for 2012 is “School Lunch – What’s Cooking?”
This is a time to showcase your daily operations, highlight new menu options and further promote the link between good nutrition and academic achievement.
The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has developed resources for schools interested in participating in NSLW. You can sign up to receive posters by mail and more information at www.surveymonkey.com/s/TDAoptin. District school nutrition directors can also sign up schools on their behalf. The deadline for submitting requests is September 14.
In addition to a poster developed in partnership with SNA, TDA soon will post a Web-based NSLW promotion kit containing the following resources:
- Flash banner ads
- Morning announcement scripts
For questions regarding NSLW email SquareMeals@TexasAgriculture.gov or call 877-TEX-MEAL.
September 26, 2012
September 20, 2012 – September 22, 2012
The Sponsor’s Association
26th Annual Conference
September 20-22, 2012
Once again an exciting conference is shaping up for CACFP sponsors featuring high quality workshops and general sessions focused on important and changing governmental issues. We’ll also talk shop about current trends in our industry and learn about tools designed to make us, our providers, and our centers more successful. Make no mistake, there is no doubt about it ~ “CACFP is FUNdamental” and this year’s TSA conference is instrumental for CACFP sponsors! Educational sessions, governmental regulations, and paperwork do not preclude fun! Make plans now to attend this year’s TSA conference.
September 14, 2012
September 13, 2012
This webinar will provide strategies to implement and increase participation in the Afterschool Meal Program. It will feature speakers experienced in sponsoring an Afterschool Meal Program and a speaker from the National League of Cities who will discuss their work with city leaders to expand access to afterschool meals in cities across the United States.
September 10, 2012 – September 11, 2012
Early registration ends on August 1, so register now before fees go up!