Nutrition Action Alert June 6, 2018

AB 1871: Onward to the Senate!

Should California feed students no matter where they go to school? The Assembly voted YES and AB 1871 (Bonta) takes the fight to the Senate!

Last week, AB 1871 passed out of the Assembly with a 56-16 vote, including support from Democrats and Republicans. Now the bill heads to the Senate Education Committee for a hearing on June 13. Let's make sure the committee hears us loud and clear: no child should go hungry in a California public school.

Submit a letter of support to the Senate Education Committee.  Letters of support are due before noon on Friday, June 8!

Access a customizable letter of support with instructions on how to submit. doc

Learn more about how you can help by calling, emailing, and tweeting  Senator Ben Allen, Chair of the Senate Education Committee. link

Read and share CFPA's recent brief examining student access to meals in public charter schools.  PDF

Find factsheets, data, stories, and more on our  AB1871 page .

Contact: Tia Shimada  at 510.433.1122 ext 109 

Final Push to #FundFoodwithCare!

We still have a small window of time to secure funding in the state budget to provide healthy meals to young children in child care.  The Assembly and Senate Budget Conference Committee continues to meet this week to agree on a budget package to send to the Governor. This small group of key legislators is currently considering whether to include funding for  Food with Care , in their final budget. 

ALL STATE BUDGET CONFEREES NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU TODAY that funding healthy meals in child care should be a priority. Action will be taken THIS WEEK, so please reach out today -- and as often as possible! 

Learn more about Food with Care here.

Contact: Melissa Cannon  at 510.433.1122 ext 102

Final stretch: School Breakfast Needs YOUR HELP in the State Budget

The Budget Conference Committee is also currently considering whether to adopt the Assembly's $1 million funding proposal for enhanced School Breakfast grants and include it in the budget sent to the Governor. We only have a few days to make a difference!

Take 5 minutes to help TODAY:
  • Call or email Senate Budget Conferees  to URGE them to accept the Assembly Education proposal to extend funding for Breakfast After the Bell Grants! link
  • Call or email the Assembly  to THANK them for including Breakfast After the Bell in their budget proposal, and urge them to fight to keep it: link
To learn more, visit CFPA's  Invest in Breakfast After the Bell page

Sign-up to receive Invest in Breakfast After the Bell updates.  link

Contact: Tracey Patterson  at 510.433.1122 ext 101