Children spend substantial time in schools, and many arrive at school inadequately hydrated. Excellent access to drinking water in schools encourages the
Brief: Student Access to Meals in Charter Schools
A brief & data analysis examining equitable access to school meals. PDF
Farm Bill Fact Sheet: Prevent Punitive “Work Requirements”
HR 2, the House Farm Bill, proposes to massively expand counterproductive and punitive “work requirements” for CalFresh recipients.
Farm Bill Fact Sheet: CalFresh and Children in Every Congressional District
Informational resources for impact of CalFresh on children in congressional districts. Link
Nutrition Action Alert 2.8.18
Nutrition Action Alert: New Congressional District Farm Bill Fact Sheets link
Better Together: Optimizing Nutrition Access During the Earliest Years
From breastfeeding to picky toddlers—the responsibility of making sure your little one has a tummy full of healthy food can be challenging and carries great weight. All moms feel these pressures, and all too often low-income mothers face additional challenges to accessing healthy foods for their young families.
Is California Ready for the New CACFP Meal Pattern?
Policy brief with recommendations for supporting the nutritional needs of low-income children. PDF
Farm Bill Fact Sheet: CalFresh in Every Congressional District
Informational resources for impact of CalFresh on congressional districts. Link
Leveraging Healthy Meals in Child Care
1.18.2018 Serving healthy meals in child care is essential to supporting the health and development of California’s youngest learners, but not all children have access.
After School Programs and Meals Brief
Across California, low-income, working families are struggling to meet their basic needs. Most of the 2.1 million California children living in poverty are in working families. After school programs support these families by providing healthy foods and a safe place for children to learn and be active while their parents work.
Back to School, Back to Basics
A brief about inequity in public schools and meeting students’ needs in order for them learn, grow, and succeed PDF
School Breakfast: Reducing Absenteeism & Supporting Success
Policy brief on school breakfast as a support for student attendance and success link
Increasing CalFresh Participation through Medi-Cal In-Reach
Report by SF-Marin Food Bank and the Alliance to Transform CalFresh PDF
Summer Hunger & Immigrant Families
California Food Policy Advocates, working with PerryUndem, conducted four focus groups with Latino parents of children who participate in low-cost or free school breakfast and lunch programs. All parents in this study are either in mixed status families or are themselves undocumented.
Just Released: School's Out…Who Ate? 2017
6.13.2017 For many, summertime brings up picturesque images of sunshine, fun and relaxation. For California’s low-income kids, however, summer may come with a burden.