USDA Releases Memo on Water in Schools Requirement

4.12.2011 Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a memo explaining the water-in-schools requirement included in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Read USDA's Response to CDSS's Most Recent Request

4.8.2011 In response to CDSS’s most recent waiver-extension request, USDA extended the current reporting waiver until September 1, 2011 at which point California will need to show “commitment to expedited conversion” to a simplified reporting system for CalFresh. Read the letter from USDA. PDF

AB 6 Sample Support Letter to the Author

A sample support letter to Assembly Member Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles), author of AB 6 doc

AB 839 Sample Letter of Support to Assembly Education

Sample letter of support to the Assembly Committe on Education – please submit by April 4, 2011. doc

ENACT Webinar 4.8.2011

If you have questions about ENACT, please join us on our upcoming webinar on April 8th at 1pm.

I've Registered for ENACT. Now What?

3.15.11 Thank for registering for ENACT! Now that that’s taken care of, there are a few more things you need to do:

ENACT 2011 Schedulue

Summary of the day’s events PDF

CFPA Legislation Heading to Assembly Committee

3.1.2011 AB 6 (Fuentes) The CalFresh Act of 2011 and AB 69 (Beall) Increasing Senior CalFresh Participation

ENACT 2011 General Information

3.1.11 ENACT Nutrition and Activity Day is the Strategic Alliance’s yearly, grass-roots lobby day

Keeping Children Healthy in California's Child Care Environments

Keeping Children Healthy in California’s Child Care Environments: Recommendations to Improve Nutrition and Increase Physical Activity (CDE NSD) Link to Full report Link to Summary

"School Meals Made from Scratch" Convening 2.25.2011

2.25.2011 CFPA will host the first School Meals Made from Scratch convening sponsored by The California Endowment to bring together school food service directors and partners

School Breakfast Data by District

District-specific school breakfast participation data for 2009-10 PDF

Reauthorization Implementation Plans Posted

2.8.2011 The USDA is posting all CNR-related implementation plans and updates resulting to the web. Find the USDA Child Nutrition site here.

Senate Passes Its CNR Bill; Takes $ from SNAP

8.1.2010 Senate unanimously passes Lincoln’s CNR bill, taking funding for CNR from SNAP budget. Just before the Senate went on its August recess, it unanimously

Sign-on to Support Semi-Annual Reporting

1.3.2011 Support a move to semi-annual reporting in California; sign the Campaign’s letter to USDA.

Just Launched: Campaign for 6 Month Reporting

12.1.2010 CFPA and co-chairs have launched a Campaign for 6 Month Reporting for CalFresh.

Assembly Member Fuentes Introduces AB 6!

12.6.2010 Assembly Member Felipe Fuentes has introduced AB 6 The CalFRESH Act of 2011: Finding Resources and Eliminating Significant Hurdles. The proposal calls for

CFPA Senior Advocate Matt Sharp Testifies Before Education and Workforce Committee

10.8.2009 Matt Sharp, a Senior Policy Advocate at CFPA, testifies at a Education and Workforce Committee hearing examining innovative practices to improve child nutrition. View Matt’s testimony before the committee. link  

CFPA's CalFresh Forum Wrap-up Now Posted!

2.10.2011 The 2011 CalFresh Forum took place on February 9th in Sacramento, CA. The event was a great success!

Particpant Resources

Event Agenda PDF2011 “Freshy Nominees” PDFForum Speaker Bios PDFForum Panelist Bios PDF

Morning Presentations

Promising Practices from Pennsylvania for Reaching Seniors, Julie Zaebest & Elisa Zygmunt PDF SNAP Trends in 2011, Stacy Dean PDF Transforming Government, Terre Penn PDF Lessons and Practices from Washington PDF Washington State Options Profile PDF Watch the Washington State Video link

Afternoon Workshops

CalFresh Rebranding Workshop Presentation by Laurel Sutton PDF Presentation by Maria Leech PDF Presentation by David Ginsburg PDF 2011 CalFresh Legislation Workshop Information on AB 6 (Fuentes) linkThe CalFresh Act of 2011 Information on SB 43 (Liu) linkHelping the Unemployed Keep CalFresh Benefits Information on AB 69 (Beal) [...]

Read the January 2011 Advocate Sign-on Letter

1.31.2011 In January of 2011, advocates across California joined together to once again address the issues of semi-annual reporting in California. Advocates asked that

Join the BreakfastFirst Webinar Series

1.27.2011 Register here for this interactive series on building & sustaining robust school breakfast programs. Bi-weekly webinars from 2/16-4/27

Brief Slide Show: History of Semi-Annual Reporting

01.19.2011 Download the brief PowerPoint PDF
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