Webinar: Overview of AB 6 Fuentes

01.18.2011 Download the webinar PowerPoint PDF

Just Released: Report on Status of CACFP in Los Angeles

1.15.2011 CFPA has just released A Growing Gap: The Status of the Child and Adult Care Food Program in Los Angeles. The report focuses on the Child Care Food Program,

CFPA Resource: The 411 on Phone Interviews in California

CFPA’s guide to waiving the face-to-face interview for CalFresh link

Child Care Quality Rating Report Released

1.5.2011 A committee charged with devising a rating system for child care recently released their final report, including some nutrition criteria. Stressing the importance of nutrition and health to child development, CFPA urged the committee to include robust nutrition standards in the quality rating system.

CDE Releases Info Regarding Expansion of Afterschool Meals

1.2.2011 The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 has expanded eligibility for afterschool meal reimbursement in California. CDE has just provided guidance

RENEW Partner Districts Announced!

12.17.2010 Los Angeles Unified, Long Beach Unified, ABC Unified, and El Monte Union High School Districts have been chosen as RENEW partner districts. CFPA and

President Signs Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act

12.13.2010 At a ceremony with the First Lady, President Obama signed a bill to reauthorize the child nutrition programs, including important changes to CACFP.

President Signs CNR; Restore CalFresh/Snap Cuts

December 2010 At a signing ceremony with the First Lady, President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law today.

Webinar: Campaign Kickoff

12.7.2010 Download the webinar PowerPoint PDF

CNR Expands Afterschool Meals

12.13.2011 Children Nutrition Reauthorization provides a new opportunity to expand the Afterschool Meal Program nationwide. Prior to CNR the Afterschool Meal Program

Classroom Breakfast in Compton Unified

11.27.2010 Compton Unified School District has successfully implemented Classroom Breakfast programs at several elementary schools.

New Analysis Just Released: CalFresh & the Economy

11.17.2010 CalFresh utilization has increased rapidly over the course of the recession, but California is missing out on an estimated $4.9 billion in federal benefits

Related Materials: CDSS/USDA Correspondence

11.01.201 USDA Letter to then Assembly Member John Laird RE:Simplified Reporting (3/06) PDF USDA’s most recent approval of California’s current quarterly reporting waiver (11/07) PDFCalifornia advocates request the denial of CDSS’s 2009 waiver extension request (9/09) PDFUSDA correspondence denying CDSS’s 2009 waiver extension request (9/09) PDFCDSS’s response to [...]

Governor, First Lady & Sec. Belshe Launch "CalFresh"

10.26.11 The new name for The Food Stamp Program in California is finally here! The new CalFresh brand was launched this weekend in Long Beach, CA! Thanks to Assembly Member Jim Beall’s AB 433, the leadership of John Wagner at DSS, and the generous support of

Governor Signs Healthy Beverage Legislation

9.30.2010 At the signing deadline, Governor Schwarzenegger signed a bill to improve the nutrition of beverages served in licensed child care.The bill, AB 2084, was sponsored by CFPA and authored by Assembly Member Julia Brownley.

2010 County Nutrition and Food Insecurity Profiles

State and county profiles link

Classroom Breakfast Counts Toward Instructional Minutes

7.1.10 State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell and State Controller John Chiang released a joint letter

New Analysis on California's Controversial SSI Cashout Policy

2.15.2010 Mathematica Policy Research has just completed an important analysis of the California’s policy that amkes recipients of SSI ineligible for food stamps.

USCIS Releases New Guidance for Low-Income Immigrants Applying for CalFresh!

2.9.2010 The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has just issued new guidance for low-income immigrants. Receiving CalFresh, previously known as Food Stamps, will not affect potential applicants for USCIS benefits.  The letter, which is available below in both English and Spanish, seeks to debunk myths surrounding [...]

Just Released: California Food Stamp Characteristics Report

2.1.2010In California, the Food Stamp Program (FSP) currently reaches nearly 3 million people on a monthly basis, but about 3 million more are eligible who are not participating.

USDA HealthierUS Schools Challenge

Schools participating in NSLP that have created a healthier school environment link

California Retail Food Code

Part 7 from CA Health and Safety Code PDF

USDA Geographic Preference Q&A

This USDA memo answers many common questions to further explain the geographic preference option PDF

Menu Planning Examples

Offered by the CA Department of Education for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program link

USDA Provision 1, 2 & 3

For more information on Provision 1, Provision 2, and Provision3 visit USDA FNS link
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