Presentation on theme: "ARIZONA NUTRITION NETWORK PARTNERS MEETING AUGUST 25, 2011 Hope Wilson, MPH,RD Coordinated School Health Manager Arizona Department of Health Services."— Presentation transcript:
ARIZONA NUTRITION NETWORK PARTNERS MEETING AUGUST 25, 2011 Hope Wilson, MPH,RD Coordinated School Health Manager Arizona Department of Health Services Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools!
OBJECTIVE Provide information about Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools and identify how this and similar programs and initiatives can support Arizona Nutrition Network activities.
LET’S MOVE! Salad Bars to Schools Developed to support First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative Partners include The Food Family Farming Foundation, National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, United Fresh Produce Association Foundation, and Whole Foods Market The goal is to fund and award 6000 salad bars over the next three years.
Why Salad Bars? 1. When a variety of fruits and vegetables choices are offered in a school fruit and vegetable salad bar, students: - Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables - Try new items and incorporate greater variety into their diets - Learn to make decisions that carry over outside of school, providing a platform for a lifetime of healthy snack and meal choices 2. White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity has endorsed using salad bars and upgrading cafeteria equipment to provide healthier foods to kids 3. The Institutes of Medicine concluded that schools need to add as many as two servings of fruits and vegetables daily to meals in order to meet children's basic health requirements
All Schools participating in NSLP can apply Steps: 1. Submit Completed Application 2. Application Approved for Funding 3. Salad Bar Webpage for your District/School Goes Live 4. The Initiative and Your Community Raise funds for Your Salad Bars 5. Once Funded, Your Salad Bar is Ordered for Shipment 6. Your Children Eat More Fruits and Vegetables www.saladbars2schools.org
What do schools get? The Salad Bar is: A portable 72 inch, 5-well insulated salad bar with two tray slides; divider bars; two 4-inch deep full pans with covers; four 4-inch deep half pans with covers; and twelve 4-inch deep quarter pans with covers; five buffet chilling pads; 16 serving tongs
AZ Arizona Champions for Change: Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools ADHS partnered with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and the School Nutrition Association of Arizona (SNAAZ) Small grant from ASTPHND to do a state-wide training project Presenting at the SNAAZ Pre- conference Regional trainings in northern and southern AZ Video and support materials online following trainings
AZ Arizona Champions for Change: Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools Trainings will be primarily for food service directors with emphasis on: USDA/ADE rules and regs Food safety Purchasing strategies Local success stories Marketing healthy foods Nutrition education
More Opportunities Programs Schools Can Use to Purchase Fruits and Vegetables or Improve Meals HealthierUS School Challenge Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program DoD Fresh USDA Foods Farm to School
More Opportunities National School Lunch and Breakfast Standards More fruits and vegetables More variety Only low-fat milk: 1% or less Reduction in sodium Calorie maximum
More Opportunities Policy Changes and Regulations Local Wellness Policies USDA Memo Released in Early July ADE Memo Expected Very Soon Includes new requirements about involving parents and community. Making the document public. Nutrition Promotion
More Opportunities Policy Changes and Regulations www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Legislation/CNR_2010.htm
Salad Bar Options Food Dare Lesson Food Demos or Taste Testing Featured Produce Activities or Harvest of the Month Other Network Lessons / Fruit and Vegetable Ed Materials
How Will You Fill Your Salad Bar? Discuss with someone near you some nutrition education opportunities that you might explore with salad bars, Let’s Move Initiatives, new policy changes.
Apple Tree Taken from Shape of Yoga Network for a Healthy California http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/cpns/Documents/ Network-ShapeofYoga.pdf