Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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The California drought: Information from around UC - California Institute for Water Resources

Nutrition Policy Institute urges USDA to make water “first for thirst”

NPI urges the U.S. Department of Agriculture to add a symbol for water to its MyPlate graphic.

UC experts say adding water to MyPlate graphic could help prevent childhood obesity The U.S. government should promote plain drinking water as the beverage of choice, according to comments submitted today by the University of...

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM


Community Agency Learning (CAL) Series
Because over half (55%) of all California children ages 5 to 14 have both parents or a single parent working at least 30 hours per week, after-school programs are critically needed and play an important role in the lives of many children. The most important factor in the quality of this care, according to the RAND Corporation, is the quality of staff. However, maintaining staff quality is challenging due to factors such as funding uncertainty and short work hours. Although staff generally do not have teaching credentials, they are increasingly called upon to improve the academic work of low-achieving students. When that happens, traditional teaching methods that have failed the student during the school day are unlikely to succeed in after-school programs.

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