What happened in the 82nd Legislature in Food Policy?

This session was a great session for food policy. Texas Food Policy Roundtable helped pass bills in each of our four priority areas including SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), summer food programs, obesity and nutrition, and sustainable and local foods. Click here for more information about the bills that passed this session! Click here for the bills that we tracked and missed opportunities. 

South Texas Farm Bill Listening Session

Join the Texas Food Bank Network, the San Antonio Food Bank, Congress Member Henry Cuellar, and local elected officials for a listening session about the federal Farm Bill. Participants will hear how the Farm Bill impacts rural communities, as well as different legislative perspectives on the issues covered in the bill.

Join us for our Quarterly Meeting!

Please join us for our next quarterly meeting!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
2:00** pm - 4:30 pm
Capital Area Food Bank
8201 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78745
**At 2:00 pm, we will be taking a tour of the Capital Area Food Bank facilities. (Our formal meeting will begin at 2:30 in the Community Room.) Please enter the building through the main (north) entrance, and check in at the front desk. We will begin our tour from there.

Feeding Minds: Texas Takes on Hunger and Obesity

Feeding Minds: Texas Takes on Hunger and Obesity

A Texas PBS production

February 23rd, 2012

Texas PBS stations have launched the Texas Feeding Minds Project - an awareness effort about childhood obesity and hunger.  Project components include online outreach efforts as well as an on air production – all with the aim of increasing awareness about these overlapping issues as well as providing positive solutions addressing these issues across the state.

Eating Is Moral Act in World Where Obese Outnumber Hungry

Ethics Daily has a great piece about hunger, obesity, and how those issues relate to faith. To read the article, click here.

Texas Ranks High on School Breakfast Thanks to all Your Hard Work!

The Texas Food Policy Roundtable and its member organizations worked hard all session to pass food policy bills that would create a food secure Texas. Between sessions, our organizations are hard at work implementing these policies. Thanks to all the hard work of individual organizations, Texas Food Research and Action Center’s (FRAC) School Breakfast Scorecard 2011 "finds that Texas has the highest percentage of schools offering breakfast to students of any state in the nation, with 100 percent of schools offering a School Breakfast Program" (CPPP).

Learn More about the Summer Food Service Program!

Are you interested in volunteering, becoming a sponsor, or becoming a site for the Summer Food Service Program? If so, join the Texas Food Policy Roundtable for USDA's webinar series. If so, please join USDA for a webinar for faith based organizations. For more information and to register, click here.

Texas Obesity Awareness Week

Texas Obesity Awareness Week Presentations and Health Champion Award Ceremony

September 13th, 2011 at 1:30 PM
Texas Medical Association
Thompson Auditorium
401 W 15th Street
Austin, TX. 78701

  Register Now!

Texas: A State of Hunger

Jason Edwards traveled to the United States to investigate the plight of food poverty in the world's richest country. The documentary is set in San Antonio, one of the most impoverished cities in the Deep South, and tells the story of the 4 million Texans who are living (literally) on the bread line.

The film was produced as part of my MA International Journalism degree at University College Falmouth. The documentary was partially updated in August 2011 to reflect the growing prevalence of food insecurity in Texas and the wider United States. 

Interim Events: Feeding Minds: Texas Takes on Hunger and Obesity

Two members of the Texas Food Policy Roundtable are creating a new PBS special called Feeding Minds: Texas Takes on Hunger and Obesity. Camille Miller, President/CEO of the Texas Health Institute, and Jeremy Everett, Director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, are co-hosting. Through this program, they hope to raise awareness to the overlapping issues of Hunger and Obesity, and discuss the solutions to the problems. This project includes online outreach efforts as well as an on air production.

You're Invited! At-Risk Afterschool Meals Webinar

Please join us!

The At-Risk Afterschool Meals Component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Webinar Series

Learn about the At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of the CACFP.  The At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program is now available in all States.  Learn more about this program and how your organization can serve free meals to kids during afterschool programs.  Register to participate in one of our upcoming free webinars!

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