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

Nutrition and Physical Activity in Licensed Child Care

A Statewide Assessment of California, 2009 PDF

CFPA Memo to CA Congress Members

Recommendations for action on CNR  PDF

The State of the Plate

Report on student consumption practices in LA Unified School District PDF

Income Deductions in the Food Stamp Program in California

An examination of The (Under) Utilization of Income Deductions in the Food Stamp Program in California  PDF

Senate Agriculture Committee Testimony

Read CFPA’s testimony concerning CNR PDF

IOM Written Testimony

Read CFPA’s testimony concerning nutrition standards  and meal requirements PDF

Recess from the Recession

How School Meals Can Do More to Help Struggling Families Executive Summary PDF Full Report PDF

The Federal Child Nutrition Commodity Program

A Report on Nutritional Quality Executive Summary PDF Full Report PDF RWJF Policy Highlight PDF

CFPA Priorities for CNR

Outline of CFPA’s initial priorities for CNR PDF

2008 County Nutrition and Food Insecurity Profiles

State and county profiles link

It’s 12 O’clock… What Are Our Preschoolers Eating for Lunch?

An Assessment of Licensed Child Care Nutrition in Los Angeles County, 2009 PDF
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