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Higher caution will be required when spraying near schools

California Ag Today

Here are a couple of articles from our friends at California Ag Today: New Regs on Pesticide Spraying Near Schools Begin Jan. 1 A Focus on Overwintering Pests and New Spray Regulations Near Schools

Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 1:50 PM
Tags: new regulation (1), pesticide (1), schools (5), spraying (1)

It’s time for DPR license and certificate holders to renew—get units via online courses from UC IPM

Schools and Child care online HSA.

November has arrived, and before you know it we'll be ringing in 2018! For those who hold a license or certificate from the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), and have a last name starting with the letter M through Z, this is your year to...

Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8:17 AM
Tags: child care (1), DPR (1), license (1), pest management (1), renewal (1), schools (5), statewide (1), UC IPM (1)

New Proposed Rules on Ag Pesticides Near Schools

Grapefruit grove adjacent to a school. [D. Rosen]

News Release - March 16, 2017 The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released a revised proposal for regulating the use of agricultural pesticides near school sites and licensed child day care facilities. The department is inviting...

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:16 PM

NPI applauds Smart Snacks for schoolchildren

Melon and plums are packaged for schools. New USDA rules call for snacks served at school to meet nutritional standards similar to those required of school meals.

With an eye on reducing childhood obesity and improving overall health for children, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the final rule for snacks at schools. The rule made final on July 21 includes requiring snacks served at school to meet nutritional standards similar to those required of school meals.

Lorrene Ritchie, director of UC ANR's Nutrition Policy Institute applauds the USDA for their recently final Smart Snacks in School rule, which complements the nutritional improvements made to school lunches and breakfasts through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

Offering more healthful foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains in schools can benefit overall diet quality.

Creating school environments that offer more healthful foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains can also influence the way children eat at home and away from school.

“No single setting has the potential to influence the nutrition of more children than schools,” said Ritchie.

“Research – conducted by our Nutrition Policy Institute and others – has demonstrated that the healthy school foods and beverages consumed by children have a positive impact on their overall diet quality,” she said.

USDA also now requires any food or beverage that is marketed on school campuses during the school day to meet the Smart Snacks standards. Children are a target market for many foods and beverages that contain low nutritional quality and high calories that contribute to excess weight. To be advertised on a school campus, foods and beverages must meet the same Smart Snack standards for items sold or served by a school, according to the new Local School Wellness Policy rule.

“We are starting to see a leveling of child obesity rates in some places and changes to the school food environment are essential to furthering this progress,” said Ritchie.

Providing a consistent source of nutritious food at school will help the approximately 6.2 million California K-12 students develop healthy eating habits for life.

To read more about the federal changes to school food requirements, read the USDA news release at http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2016/07/0172.xml&contentidonly=true.

 

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 9:52 AM

Reduced Irrigation Observations

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On April 1, 2015 Governor Brown mandated a 25% water reduction in urban water use.  While you may have seen the news articles about some private citizens or even some public areas being irrigated like water is an unlimited resource, my observation...

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 8:30 AM
Tags: irrigation (1), lawns (1), parks (1), schools (5), weeds (1)
 
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