New Campaign Urges Teachers To Swap Sugary Treats For Something Healthy While Celebrating Students’ Success
New Sacramento City Unified School District guidelines will ban selling unhealthy snacks during school hours, be it at a bake sale table, on the lunch line, or in a vending machine. They also forbid the use of junk food as a reward or for celebrations.
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Can Sacramento City Unified School District Expel Junk Food From Classrooms?
End-of-year pizza parties, birthday cupcakes and post-quiz candy are often the norm for rewarding high grades or good behavior in school. But a new campaign in the Sacramento City Unified School District is encouraging teachers to find healthier and more creative ways to celebrate success. (Caiola, 10/1)
In other public health news —
Teen Pregnancy Rates Fall Dramatically In San Diego And Imperial Valley
A new report from the State Department of Public Health shows falling teen pregnancy rates over the past two decades. Between 2000 and 2016, San Diego County saw teenage births fall nearly 70 percent. In Imperial County, they fell close to 60 percent. (Fudge, 10/1)