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Nicola Edwards
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Want to have a say in your School Meals?

Jan Poppendieck will be in town to talk about her new and very timely book, Free for All: Fixing School Food in America (US Press,2010). The book goes directly to the heart of reauthorization of the…Continue

Tags: health, meals, school, Nutrition

Started Apr 6, 2010

Free drinking water - an obvious anti-obesity initiative

California has taken some good steps forward in getting rid of sugary drinks in schools.  But, we haven't done as good a job of promoting healthy choices, namely water.  Water is an essential…Continue

Started Mar 15, 2010

Want to come to Sacramento to advocate for better health for Californians?

Hey there, Come one, come all! Anyone interested in going to Sacramento to advocate for the urgent need to improve California's nutrition and physical activity environments? Even during these tough…Continue

Started Mar 12, 2010

 

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Nicola Edwards commented on caro!'s blog post Meeting with Jan Perry
"I'd love to know more about her thoughts on how to improve the water available in schools. What did she commit to?"
Apr 27, 2010
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Free drinking water - an obvious anti-obesity initiative

California has taken some good steps forward in getting rid of sugary drinks in schools.  But, we haven't done as good a job of promoting healthy choices, namely water.  Water is an essential nutrient and is (obviously) calorie-free.  Best of all, tap water is free!  Unfortunately, a recent survey found that 40% of schools report having no access to free water in cafeterias.  Find out more information and what you can do at:…See More
Apr 27, 2010
Nicola Edwards posted a discussion

Want to have a say in your School Meals?

Jan Poppendieck will be in town to talk about her new and very timely book, Free for All: Fixing School Food in America (US Press,2010). The book goes directly to the heart of reauthorization of the school meals programs, which is being debated right now in Congress.Over 30 million children in the US eat school lunch every day—their nutrition, health and well‐being are what this book and presentation are all about. Jan Poppendieck will discuss her new book and then participate in a discussion …See More
Apr 6, 2010
Nicola Edwards commented on Jess's blog post Study Finds Link Between Childhood Obesity and School Lunch
"LAUSD has higher nutritional standards than USDA and the state of CA requires and has some of the healthiest school meals available in the country. For example, they now only use brown rice, no more white rice. All of their bread products are at…"
Mar 19, 2010
Nicola Edwards posted a discussion

Free drinking water - an obvious anti-obesity initiative

California has taken some good steps forward in getting rid of sugary drinks in schools.  But, we haven't done as good a job of promoting healthy choices, namely water.  Water is an essential nutrient and is (obviously) calorie-free.  Best of all, tap water is free!  Unfortunately, a recent survey found that 40% of schools report having no access to free water in cafeterias.  Find out more information and what you can do at:…See More
Mar 15, 2010
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Drinking water in schools

California has taken some good steps forward in getting rid of sugary drinks in schools. But, we haven't done as good a job of promoting healthy choices, namely water. Water is an essential nutrient and is (obviously) calorie-free. Best of all, tap water is free! Unfortunately, a recent survey found that 40% of schools report having no access to free water in cafeterias. For more information on how you can help, go to:…See More
Mar 15, 2010
Nicola Edwards posted a discussion

Want to come to Sacramento to advocate for better health for Californians?

Hey there, Come one, come all! Anyone interested in going to Sacramento to advocate for the urgent need to improve California's nutrition and physical activity environments? Even during these tough economic times, we can educate policy makers about oppurtunities to improve health. Join us for our annual Nutrition and Activity Day in Sacramento. Need a travel scholarship? For more information go to www.cfpa.net/ENACT2010 . Looking forward to seeing you…See More
Mar 12, 2010
Nicola Edwards posted a blog post

Ending Food Waste: Los Angeles City Passes Ordinance

The city food rescue ordinance passed last Wednesday in City Council 11-0. City departments will now report back on an implementation plan within 60 days. The ordinance will facilitate donations of edible surplus food from city agencies such as the Convention Center and Parks & Recreation to emergency food banks and pantries around the city. In addition, the city will promote the idea of salvaging the tons of perfectly good food thrown in the garbage to businesses, who will hopefully…See More
Nov 13, 2009
Nicola Edwards left a comment for Christina Cardenas
"Great job on your testimony regading soda tax! Thanks for being there and taking the stand for all of us anti-soda folks :-)"
Nov 5, 2009
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Do you know of any food deserts?

MarketMakers is all about the process of transforming small corner stores to carry healthier food choices.This comes from the work of South Los Angeles HEAC, students, community members, advocates, educators and all others who want to eliminate the inequality of food access. Check them out at: http://www.marketmakeovers.org/See More
Oct 30, 2009
Nicola Edwards commented on Ruben Brambila's video
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"This is a a great video. Kudos to Werefedup for doing such a great job. Keep up the good work."
Sep 18, 2009
Nicola Edwards left a comment for LA Sports4Kids
"Hi there, We work more on the nutrition side of things. We're based in Oakland, California and our office is in Los Angeles. Our mission is to improve the nutrition and access to nutritious foods to low income people - which includes children.…"
Sep 16, 2009
LA Sports4Kids left a comment for Nicola Edwards
"Hi Nicola, thanks for the message. We supply alternative sporting, fitness and anti obesity products and solutions to the education sector in the UK. Our ethos is Play in Mind, Exercise in Body. And you?"
Aug 26, 2009
Nicola Edwards left a comment for LA Sports4Kids
"Hello there, What do you guys do?"
Aug 25, 2009
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Jul 30, 2009

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Drinking water in schools

California has taken some good steps forward in getting rid of sugary drinks in schools. But, we haven't done as good a job of promoting healthy choices, namely water. Water is an essential nutrient and is (obviously) calorie-free. Best of all, tap water is free! Unfortunately, a recent survey found that 40% of schools report having no access to free water in cafeterias. For more information on how you can help, go to:… Continue

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 11:27am

Ending Food Waste: Los Angeles City Passes Ordinance

The city food rescue ordinance passed last Wednesday in City Council 11-0. City departments will now report back on an implementation plan within 60 days. The ordinance will facilitate donations of edible surplus food from city agencies such as the Convention Center and Parks & Recreation to emergency food banks and pantries around the city. In addition, the city will promote the idea of salvaging the tons of perfectly good food thrown in the garbage to businesses, who will hopefully… Continue

Posted on November 13, 2009 at 3:48pm

Do you know of any food deserts?

MarketMakers is all about the process of transforming small corner stores to carry healthier food choices.
This comes from the work of South Los Angeles HEAC, students, community members, advocates, educators and all others who want to eliminate the inequality of food access. Check them out at: http://www.marketmakeovers.org/

Posted on October 30, 2009 at 3:48pm

Where can I have lunch this summer?

Los Angeles, CA – According to a new report released, reductions in summer school – up to 70% in many school districts - due to the state budget crisis mean that 300,000 children who ate lunch at school last July will have severely reduced access to free, nourishing lunches this summer.



The summer lunch program is particularly critical for the state’s 2 million children who rely on free breakfasts and lunches at school during the regular school year. Child hunger is highest during… Continue

Posted on July 30, 2009 at 10:00am

Improving Nutrition in Childcare

In California, almost 25 percent of children aged 2 to 5 are overweight or obese and at risk of a host of severe chronic health conditions and poor social and developmental outcomes. These chronic diseases yield a heavy impact on the state’s rapidly escalating health care costs. Nationally, obesity among preschoolers has tripled in the past 30 years with little sign of slowing. While policymakers have focused on improving school meals, many children are showing up to school already at an… Continue

Posted on July 29, 2009 at 12:36pm

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At 6:22am on August 26, 2009, LA Sports4Kids said…
Hi Nicola, thanks for the message.

We supply alternative sporting, fitness and anti obesity products and solutions to the education sector in the UK. Our ethos is Play in Mind, Exercise in Body.

And you?
 
 
 

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