The BreakfastFirst Campaign is a three year, statewide initiative to help California students reach their full potential and California schools maximize available federal resources by strengthening school breakfast programs. The Campaign aims to ensure that all students are served nutritious breakfasts through innovative models such as Classroom Breakfast, Second Chance Breakfast, and Grab ‘n Go. CFPA's Los Angeles Office is working closely with local school districts and a wide range of community partners in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties, to provide technical assistance and to support the implementation of innovative breakfast models.
For more information on the statewide BreakfastFirst Campaign, visit CFPA's BreakfastFirst Campaign Page.
For more information about the BreakfastFirst Campaign in Los Angeles, contact Nicola Edwards at 213.482.8200 ext. 204.
CFPA’s Los Angeles Office is working to bring the benefits of CalFresh to the over 900,000 LA County residents who are income-eligible but not receiving this critical source of nutrition assistance. By coordinating with a variety of partners and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, CFPA aims to establish policies and procedures that increase CalFresh participation. Current activities are focused on full implementation of recent state and federal legislative victories, providing support to a variety of community and local government agencies to increase the effectiveness of local outreach, and improving client feedback systems to ensure all applicants receive high-quality customer service.
For more information on CFPA's statewide CalFresh efforts, visit CFPA's CalFresh Page.
For more information about CFPA's CalFresh efforts in Los Angeles, contact Matt Sharp at 213.482.8200 ext. 201.
Each day 350,000 infants and toddlers in Los Angeles County attend day care facilities. Consequently, child care is a critical setting for establishing healthy habits early in life. CFPA’s LA Office is leading two campaigns to improve access to quality nutrition in child care settings across LA County. First, by working to implement the recommendations of this report , CFPA's LA Office continues local efforts strengthen the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). CFPA’s LA office is spearheading efforts to make USDA resources available to LA-area child care providers who are interested in serving nutritious meals and snacks. Second, in order to improve the nutritional quality of food and beverages served in child care, CFPA's LA Office led the development of an innovative training module that is assisting licensed child care providers in adopting an obesity-prevention approach to planning menus, purchasing food, and engaging parents. Broad implementation of this training initiative will improve implementation of AB 2084.
For more information about AB 2084 implementation and CFPA's statewide advocacy on child care nutrition, visit CFPA's Child Care Nutrition Page.
For more information about child care nutrition in Los Angeles, contact Matt Sharp at 213.482.8200 ext. 201.
CFPA’s LA Office has partnered with Share Our Strength through the NO KID HUNGRY Campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. SOS is a national nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that children in need are enrolled in federal nutrition programs and receive the nutritious food needed to lead healthy, active lives. The core goal of the Los Angeles NO KID HUNGRY Campaign is to end childhood hunger by working with city, county,and state leaders to find solutions to food insecurity, hunger, and obesity. Specifically, the Los Angeles NO KID HUNGRY Campaign is partnering with Los Angeles County schools to adopt models of breakfast service that maximize participation. The Campaign is also collaborating with Child Care Food Program (CCFP) sponsors, child day care homes, and day care centers to ensure that child care providers receive the meal reimbursements and training necessary to provide hungry children with appealing, nutritious meals.
Read the No Kid Hungry LA Campaign's first year priorities. PDF
For more information about the No Kid Hungry LA Campaign, contact Nicola Edwards at 213-482-8200 ext. 204.
As part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) received funding from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to establish local obesity prevention measures. One of these measures includes improving the quality of school meals. As a result, CFPA and the Healthier School Food Coalition at the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI), are working with four school districts (LAUSD, Long Beach USD, ABC USD and El Monte Union School District) across LA County to align school meal menus with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These changes will surpass the current standard of aligning school meals with the 1995 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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