AB 1594 (Eng)

CFPA proposes to extend the needy-student meal mandate to California charter schools, ensuring that all low-income California students whether attending a traditional public school or public charter school, have access to these essential nutrition benefits.

CFPA Primary Contact

Alexis Fernandez Nutrition Policy Advocate Oakland Office 510.433.1122 x111 alexis@cfpa.net

School Nutrition Resources

For more on School Lunch, visit CFPA's School Lunch page. For more on School Breakfast, visit CFPA's School Breakfast page.

Improving Charter School Nutrition: Hunger Should Not Be a Choice

The number of charter schools across California continues to grow; during the 2010-2011 school year alone, the total number of charter schools in California grew by 100. At a total of 982 schools, California has the highest concentration of charters in any state. This presents a crucial opportunity to ensure that all of the more than 412,000 California students attending California charter schools receive the resources necessary to support their academic success, including a free or reduced price meal if eligible. Currently, California charter schools are exempt from the state requirement that public schools serve one meal a day to students who qualify for free or reduced price meals.

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