CCPHA sponsored bills:
- SB 912 will prevent the expiration of current healthy vending standards in state buildings. Currently in the State Assembly after seeing bipartisan successes in the Senate.
- SB 1000 would have required warning labels on harmful sugary drinks sold in CA. Unfortunately, the bill died in Assembly Health on June 17th.
We’re pleased to share with you that The Healthy State Vending Bill (SB 912, Mitchell) passed a full Assembly floor vote on Monday, August 18. The final vote count was 59 to 13.
The bill, co-sponsored by CCPHA, simply eliminates the January, 2015 expiration of current law requiring minimal nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold in vending machines that operate in state buildings.
CCPHA and the Stockton Branch of the NAACP have launched the San Joaquin REACH Project to develop and promote strategies to improve nutrition, increase physical activity and expand access to healthy foods in organizations and churches serving African-American residents. The project is funded by the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The San Joaquin project is one of fourteen being administered by the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity.
“This grant is a shot in the arm for communities of color in San Joaquin County, which suffer disproportionately from chronic diseases like diabetes,” says Bobby Bivens, NAACP’s Stockton branch president. “Our organization will put its full weight behind this initiative to begin the vital work of reaching out and empowering our community to build healthier workplaces, organizations and faith communities.” To read more, click here.