Nutrition Action Alert
August 19, 2014
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For over two decades, CFPA has incubated and advanced innovative policy solutions that increase low-income Californians' access to nutritious food. We envision a healthy and food-secure California for all residents.

SB 1002 Passes Assembly Appropriations

On Thursday, August 14, SB 1002 (De Le�n) Aligning Opportunities for Health passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Next, SB 1002 will be heard on the Assembly Floor before August 31. We'd like to thank Senator De Le�n, our co-sponsor, Western Center on Law and Poverty, and all of our partners whose hard work has ensured SB 1002's success thus far!Read more about the amendments to SB 1002. link


Updated Fact Sheet. PDF 

Updated Sample Support Letter. doc

SB 1002 needs your continued support to move off the Assembly Floor. We've prepared an SB 1002 Floor Alert. Please email or fax a copy to your Assembly Member as soon as possible. In addition, you can use the talking points highlighted in the floor alert to make a phone call to your Assembly Member in support of SB 1002.


SB 1002 Assembly Floor Alert. PDF 

Find your Assembly Member. link 


SB 1002 aims to improve the likelihood of dual enrollment between Medi-Cal and CalFresh, while reducing the number of duplicate reports eligible families are required to submit.Learn more about SB 1002. link


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


AB 2449 Held in Senate Appropriations

AB 2449 (Bocanegra) Adequate Time to Eat: Lunchtime Supports Learning was held in the Senate Appropriations suspense file yesterday. While the bill will not make further progress through the legislature this year, CFPA will continue working with the California Department of Education and other stakeholders to ensure that students have enough time to sit and eat a lunch at school.  


This bill received wide support and engagement from many education stakeholders, and made great progress in educating state policymakers about the problem of inadequate time to eat at schools. CFPA looks forward to future policy efforts to ensure that all California students have the time they need to eat at school. Big thanks to all the supporters of this bill.   


Learn more about AB 2449. link 


Questions? Contact Tracey Patterson at 510.433.1122 ext. 101 

Reminder: Take the 2015 Policy Development Survey

CFPA is launching its 2015 policy development process by asking for your input! We are conducting an online survey to gather feedback and identify challenges facing Californians with regards to their health, well-being, and access to nutritious, affordable food. The survey results will inform CFPA's internal policy development process and help guide our 2015 policy priorities, which may include legislation, research, or administrative advocacy, among other strategies.


The survey should take about 15-20 minutes of your time. The survey questions are organized by topic area so you can easily provide feedback only on the topics most relevant to your experience and work. Your answers will be kept anonymous, unless you provide contact information for additional follow-up.


We will be collecting responses until 5pm on Friday, August 29. All respondents will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card.


Take the Survey. link 


Please share the survey with your colleagues by clicking "Forward this email" at the bottom of this alert. Thank You!


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

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