CFPA proposes to help create healthy school environments, support academic achievement, and promote student wellness by restricting mobile food vending near school campuses before, during, and after the school day.
Nutrition Policy Advocate
No one should profit at the expense of children’s health. School environments that support healthy eating put our kids on a path to long-term wellbeing and life-long achievement. For many years, California has taken action to create such environments. In communities across the state, those efforts are being undermined by mobile food vending that specifically and intentionally targets students near school campuses.
Before, during, and after the school day, mobile food vendors converge near campuses to sell chips, soda, and a host of other unhealthy items. Vendors are using the portability of their businesses to target students with the very foods and beverages that California has worked diligently to remove from schools. This type of vending diminishes hard-fought, long-sought improvements to school nutrition and undercuts the important health messages that those changes convey to students.
Schools should be safe havens, not commercial zones. AB 1678 would restrict mobile food vending that seeks to profit at the expense of student health.
3.28.2012 Today Assemblymember Monning announced that AB 1678 will not proceed further in the legislative process. Thank you to the supporters who have rallied around this issue. We share your belief that no one should profit at the expense of children’s health. CFPA remains committed to this issue Read more here…
3.5.2012 This weekend the Sacramento Bee published CFPA’s op-ed on AB 1678. Read more here…
2.14.2012 Today Assemblymember Bill Monning (Carmel) introduced AB 1678: Building Healthy School Environments – Curb Mobile Vending to Kids. CFPA is excited to sponsor Read more here…
AB 1678 will likely be heard by the Assembly Health Committee on April 17, 2012.
Please show your support by submitting a letter of support before 5pm on April 9, 2012.
Sample letter of support for AB 1678 doc
CFPA’s fact sheet on curbing mobile vending to kids PDF
Photos of mobile vending near California’s schools PDF
Californians share their first-hand experiences with the impacts of mobile food vending near school campuses.
Three installments available now with more to come! PDF
FAQs on curbing mobile vending to kids coming soon!