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California Food Policy Advocates Inc

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Causes: Childhood Obesity, Food, Nutrition

Mission: We are a statewide policy and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of low income californians by increasing their access to nutritious, affordable food.

Programs: Calfresh prioritiescfpa prioritizes work that helps to ensure the following:a. Calfresh is a critical component of health coverage, health care, and healthylifestyles;b. Enrolling and participating in calfresh is straightforward and consistent forindividuals and families across the state;c. The calfresh brand reduces stigma and enhances the public image of calfresh. Calfresh becomes the name predominately used by policymakers andparticipants;d. In-reach to other public benefit programs increases calfresh participation;(continued on schedule d)

child nutrition program prioritiescfpa prioritizes work that helps to ensure the following:a. The federal child nutrition programs are an essential component of the schoolday and child care settings;b. Californias implementation of the healthy, hunger-free kids act (s. 3307) willincrease participation in the federal child nutrition programs and will improve thefoods served through those programs in schools and child care settings;c. The federal child nutrition programs are recognized as healthful, appealing, andpalatable nutrition resources;d. Data drive cfpas policy and programmatic decision making with respect to childnutrition; (continued on schedule d)

food environment prioritieswe are committed to using our expertise and experience with the federal nutritionprograms to help guide our work in related food environments. Cfpa prioritizes work that helps to ensure the following:a. Cfpa identifies and pursues opportunities to improve the food environments thatimpact populations who participate in or could benefit from the federal nutritionprograms;b. The environments on and around school campuses limit access to unhealthful foodoptions and promote healthful food options;c. The environments within licensed child care settings promote sound nutrition andlimit the availability of unhealthful foods; (continued on schedule d)

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