Sacramento Masonic Temple
1123 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
ABOUT THE EVENT
ENACT Nutrition and Physical Activity Day brings community members and advocates from all over California together in Sacramento to learn about and support state policies promoting nutrition and physical activity.
LEARN about proposed bills before the legislature,
NETWORK with leaders and advocates, and
MEET with your representatives and members of the media!
Each year, we adopt a set of bills currently in the California legislature to discuss during ENACT Day. In 2015, we’ll be looking at legislation that addresses the harm being caused in our communities by soda and other sugary drinks, expand and strengthen school zones to protect students who walk and bike to school, extend the buying power of people living in poverty when they use nutrition benefits at farmers markets, and ensure that students don’t start the school day hungry. See details below:
Nutrition Incentive Matching Grant Program: AB 1321 (Ting) & Budget Proposal will create a statewide grant program that would double the value of nutrition assistance benefits at farmers markets and small business retailers when used to buy California-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables.
Reducing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption: SB 203 (Monning) & AB 1357 (Bloom) will work together to curb sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and promote health. SB 203 will create a warning label for sugar-sweetened beverages to provide information about the unique health risks posed by liquid sugar. AB 1357 creates the Children and Family Health Promotion Program to fund initiatives that promote healthy alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages.
After the Bell School Breakfast: AB 1240 (Bonta & Thurmond) will improve students' academic achievement, attendance, and mental and physical health by ensuring that more children in California, particularly those attending high-need schools, have access to school breakfast.
Additional Fee for Moving Violations in School Zones: SB 564 (Cannella) will assess an additional $35 fine to any moving violations by vehicles in school zones.