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Nutrition Action Alert

April 20, 2012

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Sign-On In Support of Heat and Eat
Legislative Update: 1594 (Eng)
Classroom Breakfast on the Air
Sign-On in Support of Heat and Eat

Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee released its Farm Bill proposal. The proposal severely limits California's ability to fully implement its "Heat and Eat" program.

Read the full text of the proposal. link

Now both the House of Representatives and Senate have proposals that will damage “Heat and Eat” -- a program what would increase benefits for many CalFresh households and simplify the benefit calculation process for all.

Sign-on today in support of “Heat and Eat”!

CFPA is circulating a sign-on letter addressed to California’s congress members. Tell policymakers to keep "Heat and Eat"!

Learn more about what you can do to support “Heat and Eat” in California. link

Questions? Contact Alexis Fernandez at 510.433.1122 x111

Legislative Update: AB 1594 (Eng)

AB 1594 (Eng) Improving Charter School Nutrition: Hunger Should Not Be a Choice was sent to the Assembly Committee on Appropriations on Wednesday, April 18. Due to estimated costs, the bill was moved into the suspense file. CFPA will continue to work with the author’s office, as well as committee staff to ensure that all possible steps are taken to keep this important bill alive.

Learn more about AB 1594. link

Questions? Contact Alexis at 510.433.1122 x111

Classroom Breakfast On the Air

The Food Network in partnership with the Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry campaign will premiere Hunger Hits Home, a documentary that tells the story of three American families in different parts of the country facing hunger. In this 1-hour special we take a first-hand look at the crisis of childhood hunger in America through the eyes of the parents, children, activists, educators and politicians on the frontlines of the battle. The film also features work with Compton Unified School District to bring Breakfast in the Classroom to its students. This is a must see for all anti-hunger advocates.

See it. Share it. Support it.

Get more information via Food Network. link

Find it on YouTube. link

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