Nutrition Action Alert
May 7, 2014
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In the News
4.15.2014 "Pulitzer Winner Dug Beyond Politics to Explore Food Stamps on American Families." PBS Newshour. link

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Act Now! Urge Your Legislators to Support

ECE Nutrition Investments

ECE Nutrition Investments need your support now more than ever! Once the Governor releases the May revision of his proposed budget,  decisions happen at a rapid pace. Communicate your support of ECE Nutrition Investments as soon as possible. Tell your coworkers, friends, family, and everyone else you know to take action today. It's easy!  


Call, e-mail, or send a letter to your legislators. Learn more about these ECE Nutrition budget advocacy opportunities. link 


Questions? Contact Elyse Homel Vitale at 510.433.1122 ext. 206
New Analysis:
The Fiscal & Economic
Impacts of School Breakfast
Increasing participation in the School Breakfast Program is good for kids and good for the state.
A new analysis authored by experts at the Blue Sky Consulting Group shows that reaching more students with school breakfast would "generate economic and fiscal benefits that would offset over half the state General Fund costs" of providing reimbursements for additional meals.

With millions of California kids missing out on the health and academic benefits of school breakfast, we look to this fiscal and economic analysis to inform future policy solutions.

Access the full analysis and related materials. link

Contact Tia Shimada at 510.433.1122 ext. 109

School Breakfast Strategies that Work!          

Join Action for Healthy Kids and Sanger Unified School District on Tuesday, June 3 at Jefferson Elementary School (Sanger, CA) to observe Breakfast in the Classroom and learn how the District has successfully brought these benefits to their students.


Who should attend? Superintendents, School Food Service Directors, Child Nutrition Consultants, Principals, Parents and other Wellness Leaders looking to increase school breakfast participation in their district. 


Learn more about the event and RSVP. link  


Questions? Contact Nicola (Nikki) Edwards at 213.482.8200 ext. 204

Happy 40th Birthday, WIC!
Join the CalWIC Association on Wednesday, May 28 at the California State Capitol to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the WIC program.

The two-hour festive and educational event will include elected and program officials, current WIC participants and "graduates," as well as healthy foods and multi-ethnic music and dance. The goal is to highlight WIC's activist history and evolution into a successful public health nutrition intervention that reaches over 60% of California's infants - the state's future.

Learn more about this event and RSVP. link

Questions? Contact Matthew Sharp at 213.482.8200 ext. 201 
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