Christian Science Monitor Release Profile on SCIL Founder, Judie Mancuso & AB 558 Passes Assembly Appropriations Committee!

Judie Mancuso
Judie Mancuso

Call to Action for Plant-Based Meals Served in CA Schools!Today, AB 558 the Child Nutrition Act of 2022 Passes the Assembly Appropriation Committee!

January 20, 2022 – Sacramento, CA
Today, AB 558, the Child Nutrition Act of 2022, authored by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian and cosponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and Friends of the Earth, which incentivizes K-12 public schools across the state to offer healthier, climate-friendly plant-based meals and beverages passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee by a 9-0 vote. Under the grant program set up by the bill, schools could apply to receive additional state funding for serving a plant-based entrée and plant-based milk.

AB 558 also includes state support for staff training, student engagement, recipe development, and other technical assistance needed to help public schools boost participation rates and successfully serve plant-based foods.

The bill now moves to the Assembly Floor for a full vote.

Please call your Assemblymember and tell them to vote Yes on AB 558!

You can find your Assemblymember here: https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/

We are off and running to save animals and promote healthy plant-based meals in 2022. We cannot thank you all enough for your support. All the calls are essential for success!

If you have already made a donation…thank you so much! If you have not, please consider making a donation to support our vital work for 2022 and beyond.

Thank you so much,
Judie Mancuso, founder/CEO/president
Social Compassion in Legislation

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