[montanafood_ag] Updates from the National Farm to School Network, Part 1: Webinars and research

Aubree Durfey aubree.durfey at montana.edu
Fri Sep 28 18:56:45 MDT 2012


1.      October Lunch Bites Webinar:  12,000 Schools: Numbers and research that support Farm to School success

This webinar will release the results of an internal survey conducted by the National Farm to School Network that demonstrates the growth of Farm to School across the country. The webinar will also highlight past research that demonstrates the important role Farm to School plays in supporting healthy children and healthy communities. Use this webinar to gain the information you need to be an effective advocate for Farm to School in your community! Tue, Oct 9th, 2012 at 12 P.M.  (Register Here<https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/460956111>)   Contact: Chelsey Simpson<mailto:chelsey at farmtoschool.org>

2.      Webinar:  Ready to Learn: The Link between Wellness and Academic Achievement

Sponsored by the Society For Public Health Education.  Thursday, October 4th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (EDT).  To register, please visit: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/514691247

3.      Latest F as in Fat Report Released and Upcoming Webinar

Fas as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health, forecasts adult obesity rates in each state and the likely resulting rise in obesity-related disease rates and health care costs in 2030.  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. There will be a webinar, entitled Using the 2012 F As in Fat Report to Create Healthier Communities<https://preventobesity.webex.com/mw0307l/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=preventobesity&service=6&rnd=0.15551109085774262&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpreventobesity.webex.com%2Fec0606l%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26confViewID%3D1003026712%26%26%26%26siteurl%3Dpreventobesity>, on October 22, 2012 fat 3:00 - 3:40 pm Eastern to discuss the report and how it can be used to inform national, state and local efforts to create healthier communities.


•        NPLAN Backgrounder: Understanding Healthy Procurement:  Using Government’s Purchasing Power to Increase Access to Healthy Food

State and local government agencies often buy food, in large quantities, to provide or sell to employees and residents – and the more they purchase, the greater impact they can have on community health.  This guide shows how governments can adopt healthier “procurement” (purchasing) policies to help improve public health, lower overall costs, and provide leadership for the private sector to do the same. http://changelabsolutions.org/publications/healthy-procurement

•        Studies Show Link between Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Obesity 

Three studies<http://recp.rm02.net/ctt?m=4791109&r=MTk1NDU4NDQzOTUS1&b=0&j=Mjg4Mjk4ODc2S0&k=Link14&kt=1&kd=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.yahoo.com%2Fstudies-more-firmly-tie-sugary-drinks-obesity-201251759.html> and two opinion pieces published last Friday in the New England Journal of Medicine<http://recp.rm02.net/ctt?m=4791109&r=MTk1NDU4NDQzOTUS1&b=0&j=Mjg4Mjk4ODc2S0&k=Link15&kt=1&kd=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nejm.org%2F> further explore the link between consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and obesity

Aubree Roth
Child Nutrition Education Coordinator,  Montana Team Nutrition Program
Montana State Lead, National Farm to School Network
202 Romney Hall, P.O. Box 173370
Bozeman, MT 59717-3370

Ph: 406.994.5996
Em: aubree.durfey at montana.edu<mailto:aubree.durfey at montana.edu>
Web: www.opi.mt.gov/MTeamNutrition<http://www.opi.mt.gov/MTeamNutrition>

How are YOU celebrating Farm to School Month this October? Resources, information, pledge form, and event map available at www.farmtoschoolmonth.org<http://www.farmtoschoolmonth.org>

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