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.
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.