Nutrition Action Alert
January 15, 2014
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CFPA Statement: Governor's Proposed Budget
Last week, Governor Brown released his 2014-15 state budget. The budget proposes $106 billion for the General Fund, with just under $7 billion allotted to Human Services and $45 billion for K-12 education. The proposed budget also includes the creation of a Rainy Day Fund. Overall, the Governor's budget prioritizes continued austerity and a reduction of state debt. Unfortunately, the Governor's proposal does not do enough to reduce poverty in California.

 

California's state coffers are still recovering from the difficult economic downturn -- and so are many of California's families. More than 8 million Californians live in poverty and at least 4 million continue to struggle with food insecurity. As state revenues increase, the budget should focus not just on shrewd savings and debt repayment, but also on investments in vital public programs that help struggling Californians get back on their feet. To help fulfill the Governor's vision of long-term fiscal stability, the 2014-15 state budget should address the growing inequities faced by California's low-income families.    

 

More budget highlights with respect to nutrition for low-income Californians. link 

  

Questions? Contact Alexis Fernandez at 510.433.1122 ext. 111 

AB 191: Implementation Update
As of January 1, 2014 counties across California began implementation of AB 191 (Bocanegra) Strengthening the Connection between CalFresh and Medi-Cal. The Department of Social Services (CDSS) has released an All County Letter with general information and implementation details for counties.

Learn more about AB 191 implementation. link

Read the AB 191 All County Letter. link

Questions? Contact Alexis Fernandez at 510.433.1122 ext. 111
 
Register Now: Breakfast Strategies that Work!
Join us on February 6, 2014 to observe the Breakfast in the Classroom program at Wilkerson Elementary School in El Monte and learn how to make this happen in your district.
  • Observe Breakfast in the Classroom in action.  
  • Learn how El Monte City School District has successfully implemented Breakfast in the Classroom.
  • Understand how alternative breakfast models can equate to increased federal/state funding for your district.
  • Acquire strategies to overcome roadblocks to implementation. 
  • Discover how El Monte City School District partners with the City and the Mayor's Wellness Team to create a healthier community.

More information is available. link 

Register now. link 

 

Questions? Contact Nikki Edwards at 213.482.8200 ext. 204 

Freshy Award Voting Now Open
The 2014 Freshy Award nominations are in and voting has begun! The winners, which will be selected based on your votes, will be announced at the 2014 CalFresh Forum.

Before casting your vote, learn more about the nominees. PDF

Vote today! link

All votes must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, January 31.

Learn more about the CalFresh Forum and register to attend. link
Questions? Contact CalFreshForum@cfpa.net
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