Nutrition Action Alert
May 14, 2014
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CFPA Statement: Governor's May Revision

Yesterday morning, Governor Brown released his 2014-15 budget revision. The revision affirms the Governor's commitment to continued austerity and a reduction of state debt. While State revenues have been forecasted to increase by an additional $2.4 billion, the Governor cites a simultaneous increase in costs, due to the drought, increased Medi-Cal enrollment, the Prop 98 education guarantee, court operations, and pay down of the state's pension obligations.


Like his January proposal, the Governor's budget revision presents few new investments or restorations for safety-net programs. CFPA urges the Legislature to pursue budget revisions that will do more to reduce the number of Californians living in poverty and experiencing food insecurity.


Read CFPA's full statement and budget highlights with respect to nutrition for low-income Californians. link 


Questions? Contact Alexis Fern´┐Żndez at 510.433.1122 ext. 111 

Support Needed to Move  

AB 2449 Out of Assembly Appropriations

AB 2449 (Boacanegra), Adequate Time to Eat: Lunchtime Supports Learning, will be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Suspense File Hearing next week. We need your support to let the Assembly Appropriations Chair know that this common-sense legislation is needed. AB 2449 sets a reasonable and achievable expectation for schools to provide students with adequate time to sit and eat their lunch during the school day. 


Now is the time to show your support for this legislation! Letters and phone calls must reach the Appropriations Committee by this Friday,

May 16. Calls can be made to Misty Feusahrens at 916.319.2081.


Sample letter of support for the Assembly Appropriations Committee. doc  

Learn more about AB 2449. link 

Sign-up to receive AB 2449 updates. link 


Questions? Contact Tracey Patterson at 510.433.1122 ext. 101

Sacramento Bee Features Op-ed  

in Support of AB 2449

CFPA's Tracey Patterson and Colleen A.R. You, President of California State PTA, wrote an op-ed making the case for AB 2449, which would ensure that California students have enough time to sit and eat lunch at school. The op-ed was published in last Saturday's edition of the Sacramento Bee, and featured in their Capitol Alert.


Nutrition plays a critical role in supporting academic achievement and student behavior. When students don't have enough time to eat, the health and academic benefits of nutritious school meals are lost.


Read "Viewpoints: Students need time to eat." PDF 

Contact Tracey Patterson at 510.433.1122 ext. 101
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