Nutrition Action Alert
August 12, 2014
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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 email" at the bottom of this alert. Thank You!


Questions? Contact Alexis Fern´┐Żndez at 510.433.1122 ext.111

Legislative Update: AB 2449 Adequate Time to Eat

On Monday, August 4th,  AB 2449 (Bocanegra) Adequate Time to Eat was placed in the Senate Appropriations suspense file. It will be voted on during the Suspense File hearing on Thursday, August 14th.


AB 2449 would ensure that students have enough time to sit down and eat a nutritious lunch at school - at least 20 minutes after receiving a school meal. It emphasizes the crucial role of nutrition in supporting academic achievement and student health. We'd like to thank Assembly Member Bocanegra and all of our partners whose hard work ensured AB 2449's success thus far!


We are hopeful that AB 2449 will move on to the Senate Floor for a vote soon. Stay tuned for advocacy requests to make sure this bill gets passed and signed by the Governor!


Learn more about AB 2449. link 

Read the AB 2449 bill language. pdf 


Questions? Contact Tracey Patterson at 510.433.1122 ext 101

Governance Brief: Starting a Breakfast After the Bell Program
CFPA, in partnership with the California School Board Association (CSBA), has issued a joint governance brief on starting an After the Bell school breakfast program.

The governance brief covers the well-known benefits of eating breakfast, answers common questions about After the Bell programs, and includes several case studies of school districts and school administrators who have successfully implemented an After the Bell program to ensure their students have access to the most important meal of the day.


Read the Starting a Breakfast After the Bell Program Governance Brief. link 

Questions? Contact Nikki Edwards at 213.482.8200 ext. 204

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