CALegislation

Current Bills


AB 292 Time to Eat: Lunchtime Supports Learning 
AB 292 will allow students to have at least 20 minutes to eat lunch after receiving it.


AB 1321 Nutrition Incentive Matching Grant Program

AB 1321 is an evidence-based bill that doubles the value of nutrition assistance benefits at farmers’ markets and small business retailers when used to purchase California grown fruits, nuts and vegetables.


SB 564  Vehicle speeding fine increase in school zones to fund Safe Routes to School (ATP)

This bill will require that an additional fine of $35 be imposed if the violation occurred in a school zone. Fines will go toward funding school zone safety projects within the Active Transportation Program.

SB 151  Raise in minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21

This bill will raise the minimum age required to purchase tobacco products to 21 years of age.


Learn more about these bills and their progress here.




What's New

CCPHA Sets The Register Straight on Soda

Just as the movement to inform Californians about critical health dangers linked to sugary drinks is stronger than ever, the Orange County Register did its best to put a dark cloud over that progress.
The Register published this disturbing editorial, calling on its readers to stand up to the “soda police.”
Citing recent sugary drink policies passed in San Francisco that the beverage industry is currently fighting in court and CCPHA’s state-level warning label bill,SB 203, which hasn’t yet been approved by the CA legislature, The Registerclaimed such measures amount to a scolding of citizens and a robbing of First Amendment liberties. But CCPHA fired back! Our Executive Director, Harold Goldstein and Latino Health Access’ President & CEO, America Bracho set the record straight on sugary drink health harms in a letter to the editor that The Register published on 8/10/15! Check out that letter here.

 

 



 

 



local Events

Champions Summit and Recognition Ceremony

We are pleased to share with you the success of the Greater Los Angeles Training and Resource Center Champions Summit and Recognition Ceremony! The event, hosted by CCPHA and FAME Corporations on July 16, 2015, brought together about 200 champions from Los Angeles, Orange & Ventura counties for a day of community, networking and best practice sharing. 

We felt honored to recognize the courageous efforts of moms, dads, grandparents, students, public health professionals and community leaders--working tirelessly to introduce healthy changes to our neighborhoods, schools, churches and workplaces on behalf of children and families.

Truly, it was a day that served as inspiration & education for the champion inside each of us. To see a photo gallery of the event, check out this link!


















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