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June 9, 2016


Urge Governor Brown to Approve Market Match Budget Proposal!
With your support, BOTH the Assembly and Senate have approved a $5 million investment to increase access to California fresh fruits, nuts, and vegetables for low-income consumers!  Your support is needed to make sure Governor Brown approves the Legislature's budget funding proposal for the Nutrition Incentive Matching Grant Program, which would award grants to certified farmers' markets that double the amount of nutrition benefits (CalFresh, WIC, and SSI) available to low-income consumers.
You can also show your support by tweeting Governor Brown:
  • @JerryBrownGov, expand access to fresh & healthy food, pls include #NutritionIncentives #MarketMatch in CA's Budget!
  • @JerryBrownGov, help end food insecurity & keep our families & local economies healthy. Pls include #MarketMatch in the CA budget!
  • @JerryBrownGov, #NutritionIncentives, help children from low income families eat healthy food. Pls include #MarketMatch in the CA budget!
  • @JerryBrownGov, we can help end #foodinsecurity while supporting CA farmers & small biz with #MarketMatch. Pls include in the CA budget!

Thank you for your support,

Lynn Silver, MD,MPH
Senior Advisor for Chronic Disease and Obesity
Public Health Institute
555 12th Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA  94607


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About California Project LEAN
California Project LEAN, a program of the Public Health Institute, works to advance nutrition and physical activity policy in schools and communities in order to prevent obesity and its associated chronic diseases. California Project LEAN efforts center on youth, parent and resident empowerment approaches, Policy and Environmental change Strategies (PSE), and community-based solutions that improve nutrition and physical activity environments. For more information, go to www.CaliforniaProjectLEAN.org.
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