Local Food and Nutrition Education (LFNE) Channel
The LFNE projects consist of non-profit, community-based organizations who address anti-hunger, food justice, economic development, community supported agriculture, and related cooperative education models. The LFNE projects provide nutrition education, promote access to healthy food, and educate CalFresh eligible individuals and families on the importance of CalFresh and other nutrition assistance programs.
Primary Goals of the LFNE Channel:
- To support and provide technical assistance to LFNE projects that result in the implementation of innovative nutrition education activities among the Network target audience.
- To provide other Network-funded projects with promising practices regarding nutrition education and food stamp promotion.
- To facilitate program development by enhancing nutrition education activities and disseminating promising practices among LFNE projects via the Local Food and Nutrition Education Action Committee (LFNEAC).
The Network has funded over 60 food security and LFNE projects to address the food security and nutrition education needs of low-income individuals and families in California. The contracts are awarded on a competitive basis via Requests for Applications (RFA). The most recent LFNE RFA was released in December, 2010 for the three year period from October, 2011 through September, 2014.
LFNE Action Committee (LFNEAC)
The LFNEAC consists of representatives from funded LFNE projects; partners from non-funded hunger, food security, advocacy, and policy development organizations in California; consultants; and Network staff. LFNEAC members meet three times yearly to share best practices and lessons learned; meetings also provide opportunities for training, continuing education, networking, and mutual support among members.