Nutrition Action Alert
May 17, 2017
In This Issue

Take Action Today! CFPA's Sponsored Bills Need Your Support

CFPA's sponsored bills need your action THIS WEEK to make it through the Appropriations Committee and onto a Floor vote! The following bills are currently in the "Suspense File" in the Senate or Assembly Appropriations Committees. The Suspense File is a unique feature of the Appropriations Committee - it's where the Committee sends any bill with a cost of more than $150,000. Suspense File bills are then considered together as a group when the committee has a better sense of available revenue. No witness testimony is presented at the Suspense File hearing.

Your voice is needed  NOW  to let the Appropriations Committee Chairs know that you want to see these anti-hunger and nutrition bills move forward!

Follow the links below to find sample calls, emails, and tweets. 
Don't wait, make your voice heard today!

AB 164 (Arambula) - California Leads in Meeting Food Needs, would  allow California Food Assistance to be provided through the CalFresh EBT system if federal assistance does not meet California's needs. Click here for sample calls, emails, and tweets.

SB 138 (McGuire) - Count Me In: Expand Access to School Mealswould increase access to school meals by implementing Medi-Cal Direct Certification statewide and call upon very high poverty schools to offer free school meals to all students.  Click here for sample calls, emails, and tweets.

SB 782 (Skinner) - California-Grown Fresh School Meals Fund will establish a grant program to incentivize public schools to serve more California-grown food in freshly prepared school meals.   Click here for sample calls, emails, and tweets.

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Sign up for CFPA Nutrition Action Alerts. link

Follow us on Twitter @CAFoodPolicy

Contact: Tracey Patterson at 510.433.1122 ext 101
Reminder: Hunger Action Day is May 24th in Sacramento!

Each May, anti-hunger advocates from all over the state meet in Sacramento to educate their legislators about hunger and support anti-hunger legislation. Advocates, soup kitchen volunteers, nutritionists, food bank supporters, and others concerned about the millions of Californians experiencing hunger travel by bus, car, and plane each year to participate in this important event. This year's Hunger Action Day will be held on Wednesday, May 24th.

Hunger Action Day is sponsored by the California Hunger Action Coalition (CHAC),  a broad-based membership organization of volunteers united in the belief that access to adequate, nutritious and safe food is a fundamental human right. 

Learn more about Hunger Action Day and how to participate. link

Access the 2017 Hunger Action Day Policy Agenda. PDF

Contact:  Jared Call at 213.482.8200 ext 201
Deadline Extended! CACFP Roundtable Presenter Proposals Due May 30th

The Child Care food Program (CCFP) Roundtable's Annual Conference is one of the most important CACFP gatherings of the year. Whether you are a newcomer to the field or an experienced professional, the conference is a great opportunity to help advance our shared work on behalf of CACFP children during their most critical period of development and learning!

APPLY TO PARTICIPATE AS A SPEAKERS/PRESENTER: All applications should be submitted electronically using the online form. You may submit more than one application, but submit only one session proposal per application. The new deadline for these proposals is May 30, 2017The Child Care Food Program Roundtable Conference Committee will announce selections by July 1, 2017.

This year's theme, Nutrition at its Peak, will highlight the historic rollout of the healthy new menu patterns throughout the program, a unique chance to achieve new heights in nutrition for thousands of kids every day. Join us for a stimulating and inspiring learning and sharing opportunity.

Click here to apply to present at the conference. link

Click here for general conference info. link

Contact:  Elyse Homel Vitale at  510.433.1122 ext 206
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