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.
Early Access to Healthy Foods: Trends in California’s Child and Adult Care Food Program 2010 to 2016
CFPA analysis of data over a six-year span to evaluate CACFP access and participation trends. PDF
Child Care Cuts Hurt Access to Healthy Foods
3.20.2017 Working families with young children in California have diminishing access to a nutrition program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which reimburses child care providers for serving healthy meals
New Policy Brief: Water in California
12.22.2016 Today, CFPA released a new policy brief that presents policy recommendations to increase water access and improve water quality for low-income Californians.
Southern California Child Care Case Studies and Survey Highlights
12.19.2016 Today, CFPA is releasing survey findings and child care case studies that highlight ways in which family child care homes in Southern California are supporting child nutrition.
Lost Dollars, Empty Plates 2016
The impact of CalFresh on California’s state and local economies link
Water Access Policy Scan
12.06.2016 A policy scan documenting policy options for increasing water access and improving water quality in schools and other community settings. XLS
Count me in! Paperless Enrollment in School Meals
12.01.2016 CFPA recently guest-blogged on Partnership for Children and Youth’s Community Schools Network blog about the connection between community schools’s comprehensive support for students and Medicaid Direct Certification
Seniors and the CalFresh Medical Expense Deduction
Policy Opportunities to Increase Nutrition Benefits for Low-Income Seniors in California PDF
Screening and Interventions for Food Insecurity in Health Care 2016
A report on food insecurity screening and intervention practices in California PDF
High Impact Nutrition Standards, Feasible for Use in Family Child Care 2016
A policy brief introducing nutrition standards for family child care PDF