Nutrition Action Alert
April 10, 2014
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CFPA Legislative Update
SB 1002 and SB 1147 Pass Senate Human Services Committee! 

On Tuesday, April 8 both SB 1002 (De Le�n) Aligning Opportunities for Health and SB 1147 (DeSaulnier) CalFresh Performance and Customer Service passed the Senate Human Services Committee. Both bills received bipartisan support with votes of 5-0. SB 1002 and SB 1147 will next be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee (date: TBD). We will keep you informed as more details become available.


AB 2449 Moved to Assembly Appropriations Suspense File

On Wednesday, April 9 AB 2449 (Bocanegra) Adequate Time to Eat was sent to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Due to estimated costs the bill was moved into the suspense file. CFPA will continue to work with the Author's office and committee staff to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to keep this important bill moving through the legislative process.

AB 2449 (Bocanegra): Adequate Time to Eat
would ensure that California student have adequate time to eat lunch at school.  

Learn more about AB 2449. link  


Questions? Contact Tracey Patterson at 510.433.1122 ext. 101



SB 1002 (De Le�n): Medi-Cal & CalFresh: Aligning Opportunities for Health aims to strengthen alignment between Medi-Cal and CalFresh reporting period.
Learn mor
e about SB 1002. link  


SB 1147 (DeSaulnier): CalFresh Performance and Customer Service

proposes the establishment of statewide, CalFresh performance goals and customer service standards. Additionally, SB 1147 requires the provision of publicly available, county-by-county measures of progress in meeting these goals and standards.

Learn more about SB 1147. link 


Questions? Contact Alexis Fern�ndez at 510.433.1122 ext. 111


Sign-on Today in Support of Early Childhood Nutrition!
Now is the time to show your organization's support for a state investment in early childhood nutrition! Consider signing on to our coalition letter, which urges policymakers to invest in nutrition reimbursements for early childhood education (ECE) programs.

Read coalition letter. PDF

Next week, California Food Policy Advocates will deliver this letter to Governor Jerry Brown, Senate Budget Chairperson Mark Leno, and Assembly Budget Chairperson Nancy Skinner. If you would like to add your organization to this coalition letter, please e-mail your logo to at by Wednesday, April 16th.

Learn more about ECE Nutrition Investments. link 

Questions? Contact Elyse Homel Vitale at 510.433.1122 ext. 206


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