Nourish Newsletter | Input on Advancing Racial Justice, What’s the Deal with the Thrifty Food Plan, & More

Published on Aug 19, 2021

Sharing Input on Advancing Racial Justice and Equity

Nourish California submitted comments in response to a Request for Information from the United States Department of Agriculture on advancing racial justice and equity. Our comments elevated the insights and experiences of Californians experiencing poverty and food insecurity. Experiences rife with challenges in accessing federal nutrition programs. Racial discrimination, bias, poor treatment, language barriers, and inadequate benefit levels are a shared experience for far too many Californians.

Read more incuding our comments

 

What is the Deal with the Thrifty Food Plan?

On August 16th, The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a long-overdue update to the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP). The TFP update is welcomed news! Decades of evidence documented the Thrifty Food Plan to be out of date and increasingly unrealistic. 

Read more about why this matters for California

 


Advocacy Actions

This is a critical time to urge Congress to make essential investments. If you haven't already reached out, ask your members of Congress to invest in nutrition.  

Take action

 


Events

Interactive Webinar: Connecting Older Adults to Nutrition Supports

On August 26th, join Nourish California with our partners the California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII) for a demonstration of a scenario developed from the State Health Information Guidance 2.0 (SHIG). We will discuss the clarity provided by the SHIG. We will explore how the navigation tool supports initiatives to better connect older adults to all eligible nutrition services and supports. 

Learn more and register

 


Tweet of the Week

  • Hunger, poverty, and health inequities do not exist by chance. They are outcomes of our laws, systems, and structures.  Engage

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