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Federal/State:California
Bill:CA SB 912 - Repeal sunset on healthy state vending nutrition law
Summary:Under current law, nutritional standards must be met for a minimum of 1/3 of food items and beverages sold in vending machines located in state buildings. Unless SB 912 (Mitchell) is passed, those nutritional standards will expire on January 1, 2015. SB 912 eliminates the “sunset” on those nutritional guidelines. SB 912 makes no other changes to existing law.
Sponsor(s):Mitchell
Status:
As of 3/18/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:California
Bill:CA AB 2413 - Farm to Fork program
Summary:Would create the Office of Farm to Fork within the Department of Food and Agriculture to work with various entities, including the agricultural industry and other organizations involved in promoting food access, to increase the amount of agricultural products available to underserved communities and schools in the state. The bill would require the office to identify urban and rural communities that lack access to healthy food, and to coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies to promote and increase
Sponsor(s):John A. Perez (D)
Status:
As of 2/24/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:California
Bill:CA AB 2287 - Reimbursement for gluten-free school meals
Summary:This bill would require a school, and would encourage a child development program, to provide a gluten-free meal option in order to qualify for reimbursement from the federal government for free and reduced-price meals sold to students.
Sponsor(s):Richard Pan (D)
Status:
As of 2/24/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:California
Bill:CA AB 2115 - CalFresh and certification for National School Lucnh and Breakfast Programs
Summary:Would amend Section 18911 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to CalFresh (i.e. SNAP) and school meals. This bill would require a county welfare department to compile a list of child feeding and summer feeding programs. The bill would also require a county human services agency to provide an applicant household that has children with information about how to enroll the children in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, while the CalFresh application is pending, and to inform the
Sponsor(s):Steven Bradford (D)
Status:
As of 2/24/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.