UPDATE, August 31, 2013: AB290 passed the Senate Appropriations Committee on a unanimous bipartisan vote yesterday (7-0) and is headed to the Senate floor for a final vote.
May 1, 2013: AB 290 (Alejo) Foundations for Healthy Nutrition in Child Care passed the Assembly April 29 with a bipartisan floor vote of 77-0. The bill, which would amend licensing laws to add one hour to the preventive health and safety training in order to educate prospective child care providers about the importance of childhood nutrition and the resources of CACFP, next heads to the Senate Human Services Committee.
April 6, 2013: California Food Policy Advocates reports that two pieces of legislation it is sponsoring passed the Assembly Committee on Human Services last week: AB 191 (Bocanegra) Strengthening the Connection between CalFresh and Mreportedi-Cal and AB 290 (Alejo) Foundation for Healthy Nutrition in Child Care. Alejo's child care bill passed with a bipartisan unanimous vote of 6-0. Both bills now head to appropriations hearings.
AB 290 (Luis Alejo [D-Salinas]), sponsored by California Food Policy Advocates: Would [require] director or teacher of child care program – center or family childcare home – to receive at least one hour of childhood nutrition training as part of the preventive health practices course(s). Content to include age-appropriate meal patterns based on the most current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Training also to include information about eligibility,enrollment, and reimbursement for participating in the [USDA's] Child and Adult Care Food Program. Would become effective for licenses issued on or after 1/1/2015.