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Federal/State:California
Bill:CA SB 912 - Repeal sunset on healthy state vending nutrition law
Summary:Existing law regulates various aspects of the provision of food and beverages in vending machines, including requiring a vendor that operates or maintains a vending machine on designated state property offer food and beverages in the vending machine that meet accepted nutritional guidelines in accordance with certain percentages. This bill deletes the repeal date, thereby extending the operation of those provisions indefinitely. The accepted nutritional guidelines are as follows: 1. Approved beverages inc
Sponsor(s):Holly Mitchell (D)
Status:
As of 10/21/2014: Adopted September 25, 2014
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:Existing law establishes the Department of Food and Agriculture, which is tasked with promoting and protecting the agricultural industry of the state, and seeking to enhance, protect, and perpetuate the ability of the private sector to produce food and fiber in a way that benefits the general welfare and economy of the state. Existing also establishes the California Healthy Food Financing Initiative for the purpose of promoting healthy food access in the state. This bill will create the Office of Farm to Fo
Sponsor(s):John A. Perez (D)
Status:
As of 10/21/2014: Adopted September 26, 2014
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.