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Youth Health and Wellness

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Healthy Children, Healthy Communities

An Action Agenda for Creating Community Wellness Through Preventing Childhood Obesity

CCS developed Healthy Children, Healthy Communities Community Action Guide as a roadmap for communities wanting to create a collaborative effort around childhood obesity. The document, crafted in 2006 after months of research and input from local communities, provides a set of principles and strategies that serve as an “Action Guide for Communities” working towards healthier communities for children and families.

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California Department of Education Resources

The California Department of Education (CDE) is the state agency responsible for the administration of the USDA’s Summer Nutrition Programs. CDE offers many resources to support school district- and community organization-based summer meal programs.

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Nutrition Education

Did you know that children may gain weight two to three times faster during the summer than during the school year? View PDF Summer leaves many children in low-income communities at greater risk for food insecurity and obesity. Helping kids build healthy habits demands a year-round focus.

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Lunch @ the Library

The California Summer Meal Coalition (CSMC) and the California Library Association (CLA) work in partnership to connect summer meal providers and local libraries in an effort to simultaneously support summer nutrition and summer learning.

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