New Dietary Guidelines Are Released
The USDA has released the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the new recommendations for the National School Lunch Program meal pattern requirements. This comes after years of research and has been expedited due to the attention of the public on the Childhood Obesity epidemic and the prevelance of Type 2 Diabetes in Americans at increasingly alarming rates in younger men and women, and even children. Please see the attached summary of the Guidelines to learn more!
Let's Give Breakfast a Second Chance!
We recognize that family life today can be hectic and it's sometimes hard to slow down and start the day right with a healthy and nutritious breakfast, but skipping breakfast can have adverse affects on the rest of your day. Breakfast helps your mind get started for learning, and it helps your body start processing the food you eat the rest of the day. Skipping breakfast can actually hurt your body's ability to process and extract nutrients from what you eat for lunch AND dinner!! Let's start thinking about Breakfast at School, both before school and during school as a "Second Chance" for those that got a late start to ensure we all get up on the right side of the bed (or Table!) for health and learning! Check out these websites belowfor more information on breakfast.
Surf City Cafe Reports, Key Resources And Links
Two Important Committees in Our District
The Green Schools Committee develops and recommends to the Board of Trustees policies to lighten the district's environmental footprint and integrate environmental education and student participation into school-wide environmental initiatives, including using partnerships with environmental education providers. Each year, on or near Earth Day, the committee is to provide the Board of Trustees an annual report on the district's environmental footprint, incorporating curriculum issues and environmental sustainability.
Members: Trustees, Parents, Students, Community members, Green Business members
Recognizing the link between student health and learning, The Wellness Committee will coordinate a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for our students.
Meets: As needed
Members: Superintendent, Trustees, Director of Food Services, Community members
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Soquel, CA 95073
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062