May 2020

In Health,

Vanessa Thompson, MD
Fellowship Director & Associate Professor
UCSF School of Medicine
Upcoming Events
*Download the 2019 - 2020 programming calendar HERE .
Work-In-Progress #6  (for Fellows)
Thursday, May 14 12:15 - 1:15PM
Moderator:  Dr. Wagahta Semere
Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Quarterly LHD Check-In (for LHDs)
Thursday, May 21, 2020
2:00 - 3:00PM
Moderator: Paula Hamilton Brown ·Miller Communications
Webinar: School Wellness Policy (all welcome)
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 12:15 - 1:15PM
Guest Speaker : Michael Danzik, MPH, RD, Nutrition Education Consultant | Nutrition Services Division, California Department of Education
The presentation will provide an orientation to local school wellness policy (LSWP) including updates at the federal and state levels. Additionally, it will explore key roles that Champion Provider Fellows can play in LWSP efforts.

Questions for the presenter? Send an email with your LSWP-related questions to .
Fellow Activities
Shelley Fung-Yeung, MD
(City & County of San Francisco)
San Francisco's High School Teen HEAL program was showcased on KTSF 26 during Mandarin Chinese news and Cantonese news last month.
Barry Chang, DDS
(Yolo County)

Yolo's Oral Health Department recently developed a Yolo County Rethink Your Drink Movie Theater Ad. (Date of release TBD.)
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Policy Brief
The California Food Policy Advocates monitors actions taken by federal and state policymakers to strengthen the nutrition safety net and improve food access during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out what flexibilities are now available within programs like California’s Child Nutrition Programs, WIC, and CalFresh.
This policy index helps you find local policies that seek to promote increased access to healthy food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
From the Field
Note: Materials included in this section are for reference and information purposes only and do not imply endorsement by the federal government, California Department of Public Health, or the University of California, San Francisco.
Lee DL, Gurzo K, Nhan LA, Vitale EH, Yoshida S, Hecht K, et al. Prev Chronic Dis 2020;17:190296.
This study evaluates adherence of California’s 2010 Healthy Beverages in Child Care Act (AB 2084), which has the following provisions:
  1. required to serve only unflavored low-fat or nonfat milk to children aged 2 years or older
  2. no more than one serving of 100% juice daily
  3. no beverages with added sweeteners
  4. ensure that drinking water is readily accessible throughout the day
Although the evaluation found overall increased adherence at four years compared to a study conducted shortly after the policy went into effect, "more than half of sites were not adherent to all 4 beverage provisions and one-quarter did not make drinking water easily accessible throughout the day."
Vouchers 4 Veggies - EatSF recently released Tips on how to stock up healthy foods on a budget during COVID-19 . Resources are now available online in Spanish and Traditional or Simplified Chinese.
This educational campaign was created by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to accompany the updated Nutrition Facts label. The campaign is full of interactive resources, including fact sheets, videos and a social media toolkit, for health care professionals and community leaders to use to help increase public awareness and understanding of the updated Nutrition Facts label.
Voices of youth poets from The Bigger Picture , a type 2 diabetes prevention campaign (co-created by UCSF and Youth Speaks), are featured in the two following films that premiered last month. The movies raise awareness of root causes and societal consequences of obesity and diabetes with the hope of inspiring communal action.
This French film (English version, Globesity , coming soon) focuses on the role that the modern food system plays in engendering obesity and type 2 diabetes. The f ilm is in French but many of the interviews are in English.
One of the patients profiled in the film receives their care Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
More Opportunities
Webinar: Supporting School Nutrition Standards for Foods Offered or Sold Outside of the School Meal Program
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May 28, 2020 | Online
This webinar is hosted by the CalFresh Healthy Living Statewide Training Team.