Nutrition Action Alert March 12, 2018

AB 1871 (Bonta): Don't Make Hunger a School Choice!

Hunger doesn't care where kids go to school. That's why California needs AB 1871 (Bonta) to guarantee that all low-income, public school students  -- including charter school students -- have access to free and reduced-price school meals. 

Please join us: submit a letter of support today for this important legislation.  Letters of support must be received by Thursday, March 15th to be considered for the bill's first  hearing in the Assembly Education Committee. 

Access a customizable letter and instructions.   link

Access factsheets, data, and stories about AB 1871. link

Contact: Tia Shimada  at 510.433.1122 ext 109

Join Us Tomorrow at State Assembly Hearing to Support Food with Care 

Tomorrow, the State Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education will meet to discuss funding for early education. Join us in Sacramento as we ask the state to prioritize access to healthy meals in child care:   9am on March 13th, 2018 at the State Capitol, Room 447.

Add your name to the list of organizations in support of #FoodWithCare.  link

Learn more about the Food with Care campaign. link

Contact: Melissa Cannon  at 510.433.1122 ext 102

SB 900 (Wiener & Arambula): Double the 'Fresh' in CalFresh

SB 900 (Wiener & Arambula), the  California Fruit and Vegetable EBT Pilot Project bill, will be heard in the Senate Human Services Committee on April 10. Show your support for making healthy food more affordable - submit a letter of support for SB 900 today! Letters must be received by  Friday, March 30.

Download a customizable letter with instructions for submission.  doc

Learn more about the bill at our SB 900 page.

Want to learn more about what SB 900 does and who it helps? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.  PDF

Sign up to receive email updates and calls to action. link

Contact: Tracey Patterson  at 510.433.1122 ext 101

Show Your Support for School Breakfast 

Budget leaders will soon be making decisions about how our state funds programs that affect the health and success of California kids.  CFPA is requesting one million dollars annually over five years in the 2018-19 budget in order to extend California's successful Breakfast After the Bell Expansion grants The budget request is expected be heard by the Assembly and Senate Budget Subcommittees on Education Finance over the next two months.

Please submit a letter of support to California's budget leaders. Let them know that students across our state deserve access to the nutritious meals they need to learn, grown, and achieve at their full potential.

Download a sample letter of support and instructions for submitting letters.  doc

Sign-up to receive Invest in Breakfast After the Bell updates.  link

Contact: Tracey Patterson  at 510.433.1122 ext 101

2018 CalFresh Forum is Wednesday 3/14!

Join us at CFPA's annual CalFresh Forum to dive deep into CalFresh policy at the federal, state and local levels. This year's event theme is People, Power, Progress! Presentation topics will include: innovative strategies to increase CalFresh participation, upcoming state legislation, the return of the three-month time limit for unemployed adults without children, the 2018 Farm Bill, how CalFresh supports healthy eating, and a review of Disaster CalFresh lessons learned and best practices.

View the Forum program.  PDF 

View the event details.  PDF

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Register Today for ENACT Day 2018! 

ENACT Nutrition and Physical Activity Day is a day of education and advocacy in  Sacramento on  April 18th . We're bringing community members and advocates from all over California together to support health equity through nutrition and physical activity. 

Registration is now  open  through the end of March, with a limited number of  travel scholarships  available.

Register today! link

Learn more about ENACT Day 2018.  link

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Contact: Kevin Lee  at 213.482.8200 ext 202