Nutrition Action Alert
January 5, 2018
In This Issue
Grants to Expand School Breakfast
Register Now for January 18th Webinar

Get ready! On January 18th, the California Department of Education will kick off the second year of the grant application process for new school breakfast funds. These competitive grants are open to all applicants and will prioritize schools implementing or expanding after-the-bell breakfast.

Find out how you can access these important grant funds! Join us for two upcoming webinars.
  • Learn about key dates and critical steps for the grant application process
  • Get suggestions about writing a successful grant application
  • Hear about the challenges and successes of implementing after-the-bell breakfast with grant funds
  • Have your questions answered by the staff who will review and score the grant applications
The webinars will be hosted by California Food Policy Advocates and will feature:
  • Jennifer LeBarre, School Nutrition Specialist, Oakland Unified School District / Zetta Reicker, Oakland Unified School District
  • The California Department of Education - Nutrition Services Division
Register now!
  • January 18, 2018 at 2pm - registration link
  • February Date TBD at 2pm - registration coming soon
Read an overview of the grants.  PDF

Contact: Anna Colby at 213.482.8200 ext 202 
2018 Freshy Awards: Now Accepting Nominations!

Each year, CFPA recognizes "Freshy Award" winners in acknowledgment of individual Californians, as well as organizations, from across the state that have worked diligently in the last year to improve CalFresh. The winners are announced and recognized at the annual CalFresh Forum. 

Learn more about the  2017 Freshy Award nominees .  

CFPA is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Freshy Awards! The Freshy Award categories were established to encourage nominations across a number of CalFresh oriented professions, including advocates, administrators, elected officials, and more. We are collecting information about each nominee in order to develop a voting ballot that will be distributed in January 2018. 

Freshy Award categories: 
* Administrator of the Year
* Outreach Leader of the Year
* Grassroots Mobilizer of the Year
* Elected Official or Capitol Staffer of the Year

In addition, CFPA recognizes the small, medium and large counties with the highest, and most improved, Program Access Index (PAI). 

The Freshy Award nomination process will close on January 12, 2018 at 6pm.

If you have questions about the 2018 Freshy Awards, please contact
CalFresh Forum is March 14th: Register Today!

California Food Policy Advocates and the California Department of Social Services would very much like for you to join us at the 2018 CalFresh Forum on March 14, 2018 in Sacramento, CA!

Each year, CFPA's CalFresh Forum brings together hundreds of key stakeholders from across the state to identify opportunities and discuss strategies to improve the reach and impact of CalFresh.  The 2018 CalFresh Forum will  focus on upcoming opportunities to improve how CalFresh serves vulnerable populations  as we look  to the future and continue to  work toward improving access  and participation across the state.  This year's program will feature  workshops and panels led by speakers with varied and  extensive policy and programmatic expertise

Registration is $50 per person and includes lunch and light afternoon refreshments. 

The event agenda and presentation topics will be available soon on CFPA's CalFresh Forum webpage

Sign up to receive updates here.

Contact: Jared Call at 213.482.8200 ext 201
Main Office | 1970 Broadway, Suite 760 | Oakland, CA 94612 | 510.433.1122
Los Angeles | 205 S. Broadway, Suite 402 | Los Angeles, CA 90012 | 213.482.8200