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An Educated Consumer has the
Tools to Make Wise Decisions
1. Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods.
2. Support sustainable farms and limit subsidies to big agribusiness.
3. Expand access to food and alleviate hunger.
4. Protect the environment and animals by reforming factory farms.
5. Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids.
6. Support fair conditions for food and farm workers.
A special thank you to Marcela Lucena, Erik Bustillo, and the Florida International University, Student Dietetic Association for helping spread the word about Food Day.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
“FOOD PRICES – FROM CRISIS TO STABILITY” has been chosen as the 2011 World Food Day theme to shed some light on this trend and what can be done to mitigate its impact on the most vulnerable.
*Encourage economic and technical cooperation among developing countries;
*Encourage the participation of rural people, particularly women and the least privileged categories, in decisions and activities influencing their living conditions;
*Heighten public awareness of the problem of hunger in the world;
*Promote the transfer of technologies to the developing world; and
*Strengthen international and national solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food and agricultural development.
To learn more about World Food Day, visit the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Saturday, October 15, 2011
• Foster and support a global culture of handwashing with soap.
• Shine a spotlight on the state of handwashing in every country.
• Raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap.
Handwashing with soap is the most effective and inexpensive way to prevent diarrheal and acute respiratory infections, which take the lives of millions of children in developing countries every year. Together, they are responsible for the majority of all child deaths. Yet, despite its lifesaving potential, handwashing with soap is seldom practiced and difficult to promote.
Turning handwashing with soap before eating and after using the toilet into a habit could save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention, cutting deaths from diarrhea by almost half and deaths from acute respiratory infections by one-quarter. A vast change in handwashing behavior is critical to meeting the Millennium Development Goal of reducing deaths among children under the age of five by two-thirds by 2015.
Global Handwashing Day focuses on children because they suffer the most from diarrheal and respiratory diseases and deaths, but research shows that children can also be powerful agents for changing behaviors like handwashing with soap in their communities.
When should you wash your hands?
· Before, during, and after preparing food
· Before eating food
· Before and after caring for someone who is sick
· Before and after treating a cut or wound
· After using the toilet
· After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
· After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
· After touching an animal or animal waste
· After touching garbage
For more information on handwashing with soap, including research, tools, and news visit www.globalhandwashing.org.
instructions for children on how to wash their hands properly.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
"In the long view, no nation is
healthier than its children,
or more prosperous than its farmers." - President Harry Truman, on signing the
1946 National School Lunch Act.
Through the Years
The National School Lunch Program was created in 1946 when President Truman signed the National School Lunch Act into law. The National School Lunch Program is a federal nutrition assistance program. Through the years, the program has expanded to include the School Breakfast Program, Snack Program, Child and Adult Care Feeding Program and the Summer Food Service Program. In 1962, Congress designated the week beginning on the second Sunday in October each year as "National School Lunch Week."
The video below looks at the school lunch program from the late 1930’s to the present day and includes President Obama signing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. One can see from the photographs some of the changes in the foods provided. There is an increase in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean protein and lowfat dairy. (Part of the video has clips from a film produced by the USDA in the mid-60s.)
School Lunch Resources
Chefs Move to Schools program, run through
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will help chefs partner with
interested schools in their communities so together they can create
healthy meals that meet the schools’ dietary guidelines and budgets,
while teaching young people about nutrition and making balanced and
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). Improving child nutrition is the focal point of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). The legislation authorizes funding and sets policy for USDA's core child nutrition programs. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act allows USDA, for the first time in over 30 years, opportunity to make real reforms to the school lunch and breakfast programs by improving the critical nutrition and hunger safety net for millions of children.
Final Rule (pdf): Cooperation in USDA Studies and Evaluations, and Full Use of Federal Funds in Nutrition Assistance Programs Nondiscretionary Provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Public Law 111-296 (6/29/11)
Priceless: School Lunch
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Weekly and Daily Events can be found in the Wellness Newsletter.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Food Day, October 24, 2011
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Tackling Hunger Month
Halloween Safety Month
National Apple Month
National Bake and Decorate Month
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
National Caramel Month
National Chili Month
National Cookie Month
National Country Ham Month
National Dessert Month
National Pasta Month
National Pickled Peppers Month
National Pizza Month
National Popcorn Poppin' Month
National Pork Month
National Pretzel Month
National Rice Month
National Seafood Month
National Spinach-Lovers Month
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National Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Christmas Seal Campaign (10/1-12/31)
Dyslexia Awareness Month
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Health Literacy Month
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