Fiscal constraints make it difficult for many California school districts to provide healthy, appealing, and freshly prepared school meals. By incentivizing school districts to buy fresh, California-grown ingredients, California can support local agriculture while ensuring that more low-income students who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals have access to the nutrition they need to be healthy and perform well in school.
4.18.2017 SB 782 (Skinner) passed out of the Senate Agriculture Committee with unanimous, bipartisan support this morning! SB 782 would establish a grant program to incentivize public schools to serve more California-grown food in freshly prepared school meals. Read more here…
4.12.17 State Senator Nancy Skinner (Berkeley) introduced SB 782: California-Grown Fresh School Meals. CFPA is proud to be co-sponsoring SB 782 with our partners at NextGen California. SB 782 would establish a state grant fund Read more here…
Fact sheet prepared by CFPA. PDF
Read the SB 782 Bill Language link
CFPA’s REAL School Food webpage link
A statewide initiative from the Center for Ecoliteracy and the TomKat Foundation link
A link to California’s Office of Farm to Fork link