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Kick Butts Day occurs annually in March, and is a national day of activism that empowers youth and other advocates to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco.

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One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to talking about and implementing health policies. General information about various topics is listed below as a starting point for local wellness initiatives. Among these resources you can find: what a policy is; health facts about tobacco, nutrition, and physical activity in Oklahoma; and a toolkit for worksite smoking cessation.

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Team Nutrition invites you to visit the new Team Nutrition Schools Network website!

The website is for schools participating in USDA’s National School Lunch Program that are interested in creating and sustaining healthy nutrition environments. Members of the network enjoy access to free nutrition education resources and promotional items, networking opportunities, and more.

New materials available:

Team Nutrition Cooks!

Serving School Meals to Preschoolers

Fueling My Healthy Life

Team Nutrition Message Graphics

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This new tool from No Kid Hungry allows summer meals advocates, program sponsors, and state agencies to easily and quickly access historical usage data from No Kid Hungry’s summer meals texting hotline (text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877).

As summer meals partners plan for 2019, data gleaned from the texting hotline can yield insights about when and where families seek information about sites, whether sites were in operation when families texted, and general usage trends over time.

webinar recording is available to guide users on how to use the No Kid Hungry Summer Meals Texting Dashboard tool.

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The Breastfed Babies Welcome Here! resource contains communication tools Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) operators can use to let mothers and families know that breastfed babies are welcome at their child care site. It includes a mother’s guide, 11″x17″ poster, and a message graphic.

Availability: Spanish and printed materials available soon. All are welcome to download these materials and make copies. If you have difficulty opening any of these files in your Internet browser, please right-click on the link and “save target as…” to download.

 

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Over 10 million US children head to after school programs when the school day ends. Young people who stay for after-school programming spend a large part of their waking hours on the school campus. Out-of-School-Time (OST) programs provide youth with safety and supervision. Research shows that some OST programs can support student academic achievement and may play a role in reducing health disparities.  OST programs can also provide opportunities for children to get physical activity and to learn and practice healthy eating. Additionally, programs that follow evidence-based practices aimed at improving personal and social skills of youths are linked with positive social behaviors. However, CDC research suggests that families in rural communities have less access to school-based OST programs than those in urban areas.

Click here to learn more.

 

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