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Elyse Homel Vitale
Nutrition Policy Advocate
Oakland Office
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elyse@cfpa.net

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AB 290 (Alejo): Foundations for Healthy Nutrition in Child Care proposes amending licensing laws to add one hour to the preventive health and safety training in order to educate prospective child care providers about the importance of childhood nutrition and the resources of CACFP.

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Signed by the Governor!

Implementation Date: Jan 1, 2016

AB 290, Chaptered: PDF

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AB 290 (Alejo): Foundations for Healthy Nutrition in Child Care

California's licensing laws do not require providers to undergo any nutrition training. Yet research indicates child care provider training has the greatest impact on the quality of child care programs. With nearly 25% of preschool-aged children overweight or obese, thousands of California's youngest residents face a lifetime of health challenges (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, cancer) related to poor nutrition. Conversely, children who practice healthy eating habits during the first five years of life are more likely to extend those healthy habits into adulthood. With more than 45,000 licensed child care facilities in California serving over one-million children, child care providers are uniquely positioned to influence the health of our youngest residents. AB 290 would amend child care licensing laws to increase the required hours of preventive health and safety training to include one hour on the importance of childhood nutrition and the resources of CACFP.

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Supporting Documents

  • AB 290 Floor Alert

    Sample Senate Floor Alert. doc

  • AB 290 Fact Sheet

    Fact Sheet about the bill, prepared by CFPA. PDF

  • AB 290 FAQ

    Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the bill, prepared by CFPA. PDF

  • Bill Language

    AB 290, as chaptered on October 11, 2013. PDF

    AB 290, as amended on September 3, 2013. PDF

    AB 290, as amended on May 20, 2013. PDF

    AB 290, as introduced on February 11, 2013. PDF

    AB 290, History. link

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Page last updated 10.11.2013