Nourish Newsletter | Welcome Smriti, Videos, Contact Congress & More

Watch the Video:  5 Important Reasons to Apply for CEP Now   Board of Directors Welcome Smriti Kirubanandan Nourish California welcomes Smriti Kirubanandan to our Board of Directors.     Mira este video: Connectando Familias con Recursos     Actions Every Kid, […]

Board of Directors Welcome Smriti Kirubanandan

Nourish California welcomes Smriti Kirubanandan to our Board of Directors. Smriti is an experienced business development, sales, and marketing executive. She is the Director of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships with TATA Healthcare. She has a number of professional […]

Nourish Newsletter | Snapshot of School Meal Access, Extending the WIC Bump, & More

California Snapshot: School Enrollment and Access to School Meals   Extend the WIC Bump The American Rescue Plan included a provision to help WIC families purchase fruits and vegetables. This extra support is helping nearly one million Californians improve […]

School Meals: Federal Investments to Sustain Historic Change

Calling for Federal Investments in Child Nutrition The House Education & Labor Committee just voted to approve critical investments in child nutrition including Expanding eligibility and increasing federal reimbursement to offer meals free of charge to many more students […]

This Week: House Committees Mark Up $3.5 Trillion Budget Reconciliation Package

As millions of Californians lose financial assistance designed to help manage the worst effects of the pandemic, key committees in the House of Representatives are considering legislation with the potential to pave the way for greater economic relief. Last […]

Nourish Newsletter | Covid is Not Over, Sharing Health Information, & More

COVID’s not over – so why is pandemic unemployment assistance ending?   Webinar Recap: Sharing Health Information to Address Food Insecurity Because of a variety of events, including COVID-19 and the CalAIM rollout, the need to improve health information […]

Without Congress’s Help, WIC Vegetable and Fruit Benefit Bump Will Soon Expire

Contact your Members of Congress and urge them to act on appropriations before September 30 to #ExtendTheWICBump Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, California’s WIC families have been getting a little extra help this summer. The legislation included a […]

SHIG Webinar: Sharing Health Information to Better Connect Older Adults to Nutrition Supports

  California’s over-60 population is projected to diversify and grow faster than any other age group. By 2030, when all of those classified as ” Baby Boomers” have reached age 60, there will be an estimated 10.9 million older […]

COVID’s not over – so why is pandemic unemployment assistance ending?

Federal unemployment benefit programs made possible by the CARES Act are ending on September 4th, 2021. Millions of workers will lose the supplementary unemployment cash they now receive on top of their existing unemployment assistance. That means the extra […]

Webinar: Sharing Health Information to Address Food Insecurity

Because of a variety of events, including COVID-19 and the CalAIM rollout, the need to improve health information sharing in California has become apparent and urgent. Unfortunately complex data privacy laws complicate seamless coordination of care-especially when a patient’s […]

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

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 […]

Everybody is Talking About the Thrifty Food Plan, So Here’s the Deal

The TFP update is welcomed news! Decades of evidence documented the Thrifty Food Plan to be out of date and increasingly unrealistic. This update demonstrates recognition of today’s reality and a science-driven effort to increase the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance […]

Nourish California Shares Input on Advancing Racial Justice and Equity with USDA

Today, Nourish California submitted comments in response to a Request for Information from the United States Department of Agriculture on advancing racial justice and equity. Over the summer, the Department solicited public input via written comment and virtual listening […]

Nourish Newsletter | Paving the Way to Greater Economic Justice, SHIG Webinar, & More

Update on SB 464 – Food4All We are very pleased with our early progress! After only six months of campaigning, this year’s state budget includes funding to begin implementation of the Food4All. Recognizing this, SB 464 (Hurtado)-Food4All will remain in Assembly Appropriations for the […]

Senate Adopts Budget Resolution, Paving the Way for Greater Economic Justice

Last night, the United States Senate adopted a budget resolution that will enable congress to advance sweeping legislation to disrupt poverty and give every American a more fair shot at health and happiness. The budget resolution includes instructions for […]

SHIG WEBINAR RSVP

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SB 464 (Hurtado)—Food4All Now a Two-Year Bill

SB 464 (Hurtado)-Food4All will remain in Assembly Appropriations for the remainder of the 2021 Legislative year. Nourish California and the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC), the bill’s co-sponsors, would like to thank Senator Hurtado for her leadership on SB […]

Nourish Newsletter | Senior CalFresh Participation Improving, Kid Ambassadors, & More

CalFresh Senior Participation Improving Each year, Mathematica Policy Research and USDA publish the “Reaching Those in Need” report with estimates of the percentage of eligible persons, by state, who participated in SNAP (CalFresh in California). This year’s report also includes the most […]

CalFresh Senior Participation Rate Improving, More Progress Needed

Each year, Mathematica Policy Research and USDA publish the “Reaching Those in Need” report with estimates of the percentage of eligible persons, by state, who participated in SNAP (CalFresh in California). This year’s report, with estimates from 2018, also […]

New Urban Institute Report: Three in 10 Adults in California Immigrant Families with Low Incomes Avoided Safety Net Programs in 2020

A new report from Urban Institute found “three in 10 adults in California immigrant families with low incomes reported avoiding public benefit programs or other assistance in 2020 because of green card or other immigration concerns.” This included key […]

Join the Campaign: Help Us Bring Policymakers on Board to Support Healthy Meals for California’s Kids

This year could be a big year for child nutrition. But to bring forward large-scale change to the Child and Adult Care Food Program we need your help. We need Congress to understand that CACFP is more than just […]

Tell Congress: Include Nutrition in Budget Reconciliation

Right now, Congress is focused on passing a bipartisan infrastructure package. Soon they will turn their attention to many other investments — and those investments include opportunities to disrupt poverty. Earlier this month lawmakers announced a $3.5 trillion “framework” […]

Nourish Newsletter – Progress for Older Californians, What We Think About the State Budget & More

Progress For Older Californians Last week, the California Department Of Aging released the first progress report of the state’s Master Plan for Aging. We had identified opportunities that would support our priorities for Californians to age with food and dignity […]

First Master Plan for Aging Progress Report Highlights CalFresh Simplification Wins

Last week, the California Department Of Aging released the first progress report of the state’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA) work to date. The MPA aims to build a California for All Ages by 2030 through the achievement of Five Strategic Goals, including Goal Five, Affordable Aging.  Nourish [...]

2021-22 State Budget Includes Nutrition Investments but Long-Term Commitments Still Needed

On July 16, Governor Newsom signed the remaining trailer bills concerning food and nutrition policies to implement the Budget Act of 2021-22. The final budget makes significant one-time and ongoing investments to bolster the state’s nutrition safety net now and in future years. We thank the Governor and [...]
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