Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Go to Sacramento to Support a Healthy California!
The Strategic Alliance (a group of individuals and organizations working to reframe the debate on nutrition and physical activity - from a focus solely on individual choice and lifestyle,towards one of environmental influences and corporate and government responsibility), wants YOU to register now for ENACT Advocacy Day 2010 as it is only one week away!
ENACT 2010: Nutrition and Physical Activity Day spotlights the urgent need to improve California's food and physical activity environments in the midst of the economic crisis gripping our state's families. Before visiting the State Capitol, participants will spend the morning learning more about bills before the California Legislature that aim to create healthier environments and how to effectively advocate for these bills during a legislative visit. Do not miss this opportunity to educate your policy makers about opportunities to improve health!
To register, please visit http://www.cfpa.net/ENACT2010/
When: Tuesday, April 20th, 2010, beginning at 9:30AM
Where: Morning session: St. John's Lutheran Church, 1701 L Street, Sacramento; Afternoon session: State Capitol, 10th Street and Capital Mall
Click here to see the ENACT Day schedule of events
Simultaneous Interpretation Services from English to Spanish will be Offered!
ENACT Advocacy Day Policy Priorities
ENACT Day will focus on five specific policies, reflecting the need for a comprehensive set of state policies that improve opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity in schools and communities:
AB 2075 (Hall) Education: Physical Education and Joint Use: Increases the flexibility of joint use policies and requires more moderate to vigorous activity during physical education courses.
AB 2147 (Perez) Safe Routes to Schools: Increases the scope of "Safe Routes to School" construction to specifically consider disadvantaged communities.
AB 2084 (Brownley) Child Care Nutrition: Removes beverages with added sweeteners, limit juice to no more than one serving of 100% juice a day, serve only 1% or nonfat milk and ensure accessible and available water throughout the day in child care settings.
AB 537 (Arambula) EBT Access at Farmer's Markets: Augments the number of authorized organizations redeeming EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) at certified farmers markets.
SB 1210 (Florez) Sweetened Beverage Tax: Introduces a tax on sweetened beverages, funding a newly created Childhood Obesity Fund.
Your participation and advocacy efforts matter.