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

UC Cooperative Extension | Agricultural Experiment Station

UC ANR at the World Ag Exp 2017

 

View the video above to see UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' significant presence at the World Ag Expo in February 2017. 4-H Ambassadors were part of the opening ceremony, UC ANR staff interacted with visitors at four booths in Pavilion A, the media were invited to a UC ANR Newsmakers Conference, the Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation workgroup held demonstrations and presentations in a tent on M Street, and Vice President Glenda Humiston spoke at a seminar on the changing role of women in agriculture.

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Playing for Life: Integrating Physical Activity into Preschool Programs
Starting early with creating a lifetime habit of play and movement is critical. Research links overweight/obesity, poor nutrition, and lack of physical activity to negative physical, academic, social, and psychological outcomes. While a constellation of factors contributes to weight gain in children and adults, one factor—inactivity—can be addressed through the integration of physical activity (PA) into daily schedules. "Easier said than done" is a comment frequently made. However, USDA-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) agencies are now engaged in strategies to integrate PA into their nutrition programs. This is part of recognizing that direct nutrition education, coupled with policy, systems, and environmental supports such as physical activity with hardscape reinforcements, help create a healthy lifestyle. Further, best practices advise that preschoolers receive at least 2 hours of both structured and unstructured physical activity daily to encourage competence in fundamental motor skills.

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