Advocates Strategize for the 2022 Food4All Campaign 

On October 14th, the Food4All coalition came together for a strategic meeting to plan for the 2022 Food4All campaign. Nourish California and the California Immigrant Policy Center led partners through a strategic process to identify the legislative and budget goal for 2022.  Senator Melissa Hurtado (SD 14), author [...]

Welcome, Muneera!

We are pleased to welcome Muneera Gardezi as Policy Advocate.  She brings a wealth of experience and considerable advocacy skill to the campaigns and projects that she will be advancing at Nourish California. Muneera will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the #Food4All campaign and be the [...]

Congress Helps Avoid a Government Shutdown and Extends the WIC Bump

Contact your Members of Congress to send a thank you note for taking action to #ExtendTheWICBump Click Here Congress passed a Continuing Resolution to avoid a government shutdown last week and-thanks to your advocacy-the bill also extends the increase of the WIC fruit and vegetable benefit through December [...]

What’s Happening with WIC Online Purchasing?

The Issue At the start of the pandemic-as the world went into lockdown-we heard from so many of you about a key challenge to accessing food. Californians could shop online with their CalFresh benefits, but this option was still out of reach for thousands of families who relied [...]

Nourish Newsletter | Changes to CalFresh, Impact of Build Back Better Act, ¿Qué cambios le gustaría ver? & More

Changes are coming to CalFresh benefits. Here is what you should know and what Congress can do to end the benefit roller coaster.

Changes are Coming to CalFresh Benefits, What to Know and What Congress Can Do to End the Benefit Rollercoaster

What changes can you expect?

¿Qué cambios le gustaría ver?

Todos merecen estar bien nutridos y prosperar. ¿Qué cree usted que se interpone en el camino de esta visión? ¿Cuáles cree usted que son los mejores caminos a seguir? Nuestro proceso anual de desarrollo de políticas está en marcha y nos gustaría saber de usted. Por favor, tómese [...]

What Change Do You Want to See?

Everyone deserves to be well nourished and thrive. What do you think stands in the way of this vision? What do you think are the best paths forward? Our annual policy development process is underway — and we hope to hear from you. Please take a few moments [...]

What is Happening with the Build Back Better Act?

What is happening with the Build Back Better Act? By Melissa Cannon September 21, 2021 What Has Happened So Far Earlier this month, House Committees took action on legislation that, if enacted, would significantly boost funding for school meals and create a Summer EBT program as part of [...]

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

The House Education & Labor Committee just voted to approve critical investments in child nutrition. We urge Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act (budget reconciliation) with all of the important child nutrition provisions adopted by the committee.

Webinar: Child Nutrition Updates and Opportunities for Action

California’s child nutrition programs have seen a lot of change in the last couple of years. With the constantly evolving policy landscape, we know it’s been hard to keep up. To help children’s advocates get up to speed, and understand where their advocacy can be most influential, Nourish [...]

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 degrees, including a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Smriti [...]

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 […]
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