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Weekly Alerts and Updates from 2007

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December 2007

        Nutrition Action Alert (12/19/07) • Simplified Summer Program Expands Nationwide • Budget Sign-On Statement •       

        Assembly Passes Health Care Reform • WIC Funding Preserved • Upcoming California Project LEAN Symposium

        Nutrition Action Alert (12/17/07) • Senate Passes Farm Bill, Heads to Conference Committee • WIC Funding,

        Omnibus Federal Appropriations Bill • Significant State Budget Deficit in 2008 • Save the Date: Food Stamp Forum


        Nutrition Action Alert (12/3/07) • WIC Action: Funding Crisis, Potential Caseload Cuts • Appropriations for Simplified

        Summer Food Program • OMB Clears WIC Food Package Rule • School Food Report Card • New Food Insecurity

        Reports • Food Stamp Outreach Grants Announced • Preview of CFPA's 2008 Legislative Agenda

November 2007

Nutrition Action Alert (11/15/07)  • California Food Policy Advocates Releases “Shared Tables, Shared Struggles” as Thanksgiving Approaches  • Farm Bill Activities • State Budget Prospects Decline • Breastfeeding in the News • School Breakfast Developments • Nominations Still Being Accepted for the 2008 Stampy Awards • Register for the Food Stamp Forum

October 2007

Nutrition Action Alert (10/26/07)  • Senate Ag Committee Passes Farm Bill • 9th Food Stamp Forum Registration Open • Nominations Being Accepted for the 2008 Stampy Awards • Touched By Hunger


Nutrition Action Alert (10/16/07) • Governor Vetoes Menu Labeling and Food Stamp Bills • Breakfast Report Media Coverage • Farm Bill Update • Food Stamp Forum: Save the Date

September 2007


        Nutrition Action Update (9/24/07) • State Legislative Session Wrap-up • New Breakfast Report • Farm Bill    

        Update • 9th Food Stamp Forum: Save the Date

August 2007

        Nutrition Action Alert (8/23/07) • State Budget Stalemate Ends; Nutrition Cuts Begin • Farm Bill Action -

        Support Strong Nutrition Title Investments • Help Move Menu Labeling in Restaurants • Nutrition Legislation      

        Updates Still to Come

July 2007

        Farm Bill Update (7/27/07) • Farm Bill Moves Forward • What's in the Farm Bill? • What's Next?     


        Nutrition Action Alert (7/23/07)  •  State Budget Update: Stalemate and Beyond • It’s Never Too Late

        Summer Lunch • Farm Bill: Latest Developments and Opportunities

June 2007

Nutrition Action Alert (6/17/07)  • Farm Bill Action   • State Budget    •  Controversial Action By San Diego BOS   • Food Insecurity in California

Alert on New Food Insecurity Data and Farm Bill Call-in Day 6/11/07

Special Alert to Save the CA Fresh Start Program 6/8/07

Special Floor Alert 6/7/07

State Budget Conference Update 6/4/07

May 2007

State Nutrition Issues Update  5/23/07

Farm Bill Action Alert  5/21/07

• Background   •   Recent Developments   •   Anti-Hunger Call-In Day, Tomorrow (May 22)   •   What to Do?

Special May Revise Budget Alert  5/14/07

April 2007


Nutrition Action Alert 4-30-07

•   Budget Battles Key To Nutrition Improvements •   Grow Child Nutrition Programs in Your Neighborhood!  •   New IOM Report on the School Nutrition Environment
•   New York Governor Unveils Healthy Schools Act  •   Set up your legislative visits for ENACT 2007 •   Hunger Action Day May 8th

Nutrition Action Alert 4-5-07

•   Fresh Start to End? Not if You Get Started!    •   Three food Stamp Bills to Be heard on 4/11 School Breakfast Legislation in Ed Committee   •   Update on the Healthy Purchase Pilot     •   ENACT: May 15th    •   Hunger Action Day: May 8th


March 2007


Nutrition Action Alert 3-20-07

•   Help Find Co-authors for AB 433 •   National Budget Call-in Day --March 20th •   Reducing Food Stamp Exits in California •    Action Needed to Prevent Cuts to CalWORKS •   Support Breastfeeding •   Legislation Update •   Sign up for EnACT and Hunger Action Day •   Food Stamp Video •   Lake County Accepts ABAWD Waiver


February 2007


Nutrition Action Alert 2-26-07

•   Save the Date: ENACT 2007   •  Nutrition Legislation Introduced in 2007     •  LAO analysis of Gov's budget •  LAO video presentation

Nutrition Action Alert 2-6-07

• Governor Discusses Prevention   • President Releases Budget • USDA Releases Farm Bill Proposal  • Fact Sheets on State Agenda  • U.S. Senate Hearings on Nutrition • New website Design



January 2007


Nutrition Action Alert 1-25-07

• Nutritional Analysis of the Governor's Budget • New Champion Emerges in the Assembly • Food Stamp ABAWD Advocacy Update • The Food Landscape in California • Not too Early to Plan for Sumer Food • Tell 'em what's at Stake in the Farm Bill

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