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 Fernández
Nutrition Policy Advocate
Oakland Office
510.433.1122 x111

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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Page last updated 6.15.2012


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