SHAPE California is a network of over 90 school districts working together to improve the health and academic success of California children. Working as a team, child nutrition staff, teachers, school administrators, family, and the community work to provide a consistent nutrition message in child nutrition programs, classrooms, and throughout the school environment.
The SHAPE newsletter provides SHAPE agencies with information, opportunities, and ideas to assist their ongoing development of healthier school environments. The bimonthly newsletter offers information about training and funding opportunities, initiatives, useful resources, research, and policies. In addition, it provides SHAPE agencies an opportunity to share best practices with others.
- Current Editions of the SHAPE Newsletter
- Spring 2012 Partner Newsletter (Dated Jun-2012)
- Fall 2011 Partner Newsletter (Dated Dec-2011)
The SHAPE California Approach
Information about the network of schools and child care centers that are developing collaborative, positive nutrition policies.
- 2012-13 SHAPE Letter of Commitment (DOC; Dated Sep-2012)
Agreement to support the goal of SHAPE.
- SHAPE California Workshops (Dated Nov-2012; Coming in Fall 2013—Training locations and dates TBA.)
SHAPE California workshop dates, locations, and registration information. All SHAPE agencies are required to attend a minimum of one day of training.
- Criteria for Maintaining Participation
How to remain a participant in SHAPE California.
- Joining SHAPE California
Information about how to join SHAPE California.
Improving Children's Health Through a Comprehensive Nutrition Approach: An Evaluation of Nutrition Education in SHAPE California, June 2001