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.
Nominations for CCPHA’s annual Champions of Health Awards are being accepted now, and to give you sufficient time to submit a nomination form for your public health champion, we’ve extended the deadline!
Each year, we honor a select few individuals making outstanding contributions to the health of California communities. In 2015, CCPHA is moving to a regional approach to awards selection. This year, we’re highlighting the extraordinary work of public health leaders working or attending school in Southern California--heroes fighting against health inequities and the societal causes of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Please follow this link to access the awards criteria, nomination forms and submission guidelines. Then, send us your nomination of a public health hero by August 21, 2015. We look forward to learning more about the wonderful Champions of Health working to make Southern California communities healthier.