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Nutrition Action Alert

May 25, 2012

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AB 1560 (Fuentes) Food for Health
AB 1594 (Eng) Improving Charter School Nutrition
AB 1872 (Alejo) Improving Child Care Nutrition
AB 1781 (Brownley) Held in Assembly Appropriations
AB 1560 (Fuentes) Food for Health

AB 1560, a bill that would increase CalFresh participation by better aligning CalFresh and Medi-Cal eligibility, passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee today. Previously held in the Assembly Appropriations Suspense file, AB 1560 is now heading to the Assembly Floor.

AB 1560 needs your continued support to move off the Assembly Floor. We've prepared an AB 1560 Floor Alert. Please email or fax a copy to your Assembly Member.

AB 1560 Floor Alert PDF

More information on AB 1560 link
Questions? Contact Kerry Birnbach at 510.433.1122 x 110


AB 1594 (Eng) Improving Charter School Nutrition

AB 1594 was taken off "suspense" and passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Friday, May 25. AB 1594, would extend the needy student meal mandate to California charter schools, ensuring that all low-income students have access to these essential benefits.

AB 1594 needs your continued support to move off the Assembly Floor. We've prepared an AB 1594 Floor Alert. Please email or fax a copy to your Assembly Member.

AB 1594 Floor Alert PDF

Amendments were taken in an effort to alleviate costs and lessen the impact on state and local administrators. The bill, as passed, makes significant progress in ensuring access to nutritious, affordable meals in California charter schools.

More on the amendments to AB 1594 link

Additional information on AB 1594 link
Questions? Contact Alexis Fernandez at 510.433.1122 x111


AB 1872 (Alejo) Improving Child Care Nutrition

AB 1872 passed the Assembly Committee on Appropriations! AB 1872 would set the same minimum nutrition standard for foods served in licensed family day care homes as is currently required in all licensed child care centers and would require licensing authorities to inform all child care providers about the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). AB 1872 supports child care providers' financial stability and ensures that children experience the benefits of healthy meals and snacks.

AB 1872 needs your continued support to move off the Assembly Floor. We've prepared an AB 1872 Floor Alert. Please email or fax a copy to your Assembly Member.

AB 1872 Floor Alert PDF

Amendments were taken in an effort to emphasize the bill's intent to promote improved nutrition and set an expectation of well-balanced meals and snacks.

More on the amendments to AB 1872 link

Additional information on AB 1872 link
Questions? Contact Ellen Braff-Guajardo at 510.3010824 or Elyse Homel-Vitale at 619.501.8248.


AB 1781 (Brownley) Held in Assembly Appropriations

AB 1781(Brownley) Boost School Meal Participation: Lining Up to Remove Stigma was held in the Assembly Appropriations suspense file today.

While the bill will not make further progress this year, CFPA will continue working with the California Department of Education and other stakeholders to ensure that stigma in the cafeteria is removed. All students deserve to be treated equally and CFPA looks forward to future efforts focused on increasing access to and participation in the school meal programs.

A big thanks to all the supporters of the bill.

More information about AB 1781 link
Questions? Contact Markell Lewis at 510.433.1122 x 107

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