School's Out...Who Ate? is CFPA's
annual report on summer nutrition in California.
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In 2015, more than 1.7 million of California's low-income students fell into the summer nutrition gap. That is, 85 percent of the children and youth who benefitted from federally funded free or reduced-price (FRP) lunches during the school year missed out on similar lunches during the summer.
Children need access to nutritious summer meals that combat hunger and food insecurity, support year-round learning, and help prevent obesity. State and federal decision makers can ensure that all of California's kids have year-round access to healthy, affordable meals. There are specific actions these leaders should take.
Organizations and individuals can help AB 2054 move successfully through the legislative process. There are a number of valuable ways to express support for AB 2054, including
Statewide and County-specific press releases:
Full report PDF
Find a summer meal site link
California Department of Education - Summer Food Service link
California Summer Meal Coalition link
USDA Food and Nutrition Service - Summer Food Service Program link
Food Research and Action Center - Summer Nutrition Programs link
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