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California Project LEAN. 2002. Taking the fizz out of soda contracts: A guide to community action. [Sacramento, CA]: California Project LEAN, 40 pp.

California Project LEAN
MS 7211 PO Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95899

Telephone: (916) 552-9907
Fax: (916) 552-9909
Website: http://www.californiaprojectlean.org

This guide provides resources that can be utilized when discussing school district policy on soft drinks and other sweetened drinks with parents, students, community members, and school decision-makers. It contains fact sheets on child and adolescent soda consumption and the related health consequences, and it details the commercial implications of school soft drink contracts. The guide includes an overview of soft drink contracts, a blueprint for success, action tools, resources, and a PowerPoint presentation.

    Keywords: Oral health, Advocacy, School food services, Beverages, Nutrition, Contracts, Parents, Children, Adolescents

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    Council of Chief State School Officers. 2002. National profile on nutrition and fitness. [Skokie, IL]: Action for Healthy Kids, 11 pp.

    Action for Healthy Kids
    600 W. Van Buren Street, Suite 720
    Chicago, IL 60607-3758

    Telephone: (800) 416-5136
    Fax: (312) 212-0098
    E-mail: info@actionforhealthykids.org
    Website: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org

    This national profile, which is designed to be used in conjunction with state profiles containing information on children's nutrition and fitness, highlights data on nutrition and fitness in a broader scope and helps place the state profiles in a national context. The profile deals with the following topics: (1) school demographics; (2) health behaviors and risks, (3) oral health data, (4) school food programs and hunger, (5) national 2000 income demographics, (6) legislation, (7) policies on food, physical education and physical activity in schools, (8) standards and assessment, (9) state priorities, and (10) resources. Statistical information is presented in tables throughout the profile. The profile includes a list of endnotes and acknowledgments.

      Keywords: Nutrition, Physical fitness, Children, Adolescents, Health behavior, Statistics, Data, Schools, Oral health, Hunger, School food services, Demography, Federal legislation, Health policy, Assessment

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      Missouri Dental Association. [2004]. Stop the pop. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Dental Association.

      Missouri Dental Association
      3340 American Avenue
      Jefferson City, MO 65109

      Telephone: (573) 634-3436
      Fax: (573) 635-0764
      Website: http://www.modental.org
      Available from the website.

      This kit contains materials from a state-wide public education campaign to address dental disease brought about by the overconsumption of soft drinks. Materials include a brochure, information sheet, PowerPoint presentation, and displays. Information on how tooth decay starts, how to reduce tooth decay, what tooth decay looks like, and facts and figures are provided. The kit also contains materials order forms, Web resources for students in grades 7-12, and Web links of interest.

      Keywords: Oral health, Children, Adolescents, School food services, School age children, Nutrition education, Dental caries, Educational materials, Missouri

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      Oral Health Kansas. 2008. Your mouth matters campaign. [Topeka, KS]: Oral Health Kansas; [Overland Park, KS]: Dental Dental Plan for Kansas Foundation, 9 items.

      National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
      Georgetown University Box 571272
      Washington, DC 20057-1272

      Telephone: (202) 784-9771
      Fax: (202) 784-9777
      E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
      Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
      Single photocopies available at no charge.

      This folder contains resources from a child-oral-health awareness campaign in Kansas. Contents include (1) a poster illustrating dental development from birth to age 17; (2) postcards on the impact of poor oral health on school-age children, the importance of good oral health to overall health and child development, and supporting healthy food options in schools; (3) a booklet of facts to encourage conversations about oral health; and (4) fact sheets on public policy priorities, extended care permits, Medicaid dental coverage for adults, and oral health care for older adults. A series of television commercials is also available at no charge from the Oral Health Kansas Web site. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

        Keywords: Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Adults, School food services, Dental care, State programs, Medicaid, Dental insurance, Kansas, Health policy, Mass media

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