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Biweekly News

May 3rd, 2019

Get Involved: Upcoming Events
You read that right!

MOCAN 2020 Conference is officially less than a year away, April 16th, 2020. You can anticipate a wide range of current and important topics such as childhood health, workplace wellness, and Missouri Health Collaboratives.

We'll be there. Will you?
The National Dairy Council is hosting a free Webinar on May 14th from 12-1PM CT. 
This webinar is titled, “Fat or Fiction: The Science of Whole Milk Dairy Foods within Healthy Eating Patterns” and will be presented by Matt Pikosky, PhD, RD, FACN and Katie Brown, EdD, RDN along with NDC Ambassador Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LDN.
Be sure to register HERE.

DASH has been working to promote YRBS including many of the ways data are used to support adolescent health. 

We are proud to announce the launch of our #WhyYRBS social media campaign. We encourage you to show your support by following @CDC_DASH on twitter and usingthe hashtag #WhyYRBS, and describing how YRBS data impact students in schools

Stay Up to Date: Weekly Reading
Have you had a plant today? Produce for Better Health Foundation released a new campaign to encourage more fruit and vegetable intake.
Have a Plant will succeed Fruits & Veggies—More Matters as the new consumer marketing message. Read more HERE and learn how you can help others have more plants.
Do kids need omega-3 fatty acids?
Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that help feed the brain and keep it healthy. They are part of the process of building new cells.
Omega-3s include EPA and DHA which are found mainly in certain fish, as well as in beef and chicken. Click HERE to read more about the most up-to-date recommendations.
Apply Here: New Opportunities

Funding Opportunity with Recreation Economy for Rural Communities - there's a planning assistance program to help communities develop strategies and an action plan to revitalize their Main Streets through outdoor recreation.

Learn more about what this program has already done in Millinocket, Maine (pictured to the left), and how to apply HERE.

The application deadline is May 31, 2019.

Fair Food Network is hiring a Policy Director based in Washington DC. For more information and instructions to apply, please visit THIS LINK.
Calling for all researchers! The National Dairy Council funds research, especially pertaining to these topics:
-Protein Quality
-Cardiovascular Health
-Dairy Foods and Global Malnutrition
If you're interested, go HERE for more information.
Share Your Opinion: Surveys and Nominations
Washington University St. Louis is conducting a study about the participation of people aging with disabilities in the community. Participants will respond to questions about their health and services they use/would like to use. Help spread the word and visit CEDAR Midwest for more information!
Help us recognize outstanding healthcare professionals! Our council is seeking nominations for healthcare professionals and healthcare profession students who promote healthy eating and active living in their communities. 
The application deadline is extended to May 20, 2019. We hope to see nominations from council members but also encourage you to share the application with your professional networks. Submission information can be found HERE.
Stay in the Loop: Networking Opportunity
The Dairy Nourishes Network brings together food, nutrition and health professionals to discuss how dairy foods are part of nourishing people and communities, while also being mindful of the planet. As a member, you'd receive quarterly updates including the newest dairy research, educational opportunities, contests, webinars, and MORE.
It's FREE to join, learn more HERE.
Thanks to the our partners for your submissions to this newsletter.

Upcoming 2019 MOCAN Meetings: July 18 | October 17

 
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