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CNAC Meeting Minutes for June 4, 2010

Child Nutrition Advisory Council

An Advisory Body to the State Board Of Education
Meeting Minutes

June 4, 2010
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

California Department of Education
Nutrition Services Division
560 J Street, Suite 270
Sacramento, California  95814

Members Present
Name Representing
Leann Onasch (Chair) School Food Service Supervisor/Manager
Lucy McProud Nutrition Education Health Specialist
Jody Ornellas School Food Service Director
Debra Mason Lay Person
Diane Grooms School Board Member
John Peukert School Business Official (Advisory)
Tracy Vernon Classroom Teacher
Molly O’Kane Nutrition Education Specialist
Phyllis Bramson-Paul California Department of Education, Director of Nutrition Services Division (NSD)
Robin Sinks Curriculum Coordinator
Name Representing
Brenda Padilla Assistant Director, NSD
Sharol Briel Director of Food Services at Kern High School District
Members Absent
Name Representing
Ruth Bloom State Board of Education Liaison

Call to Order (Leann Onasch)

Ms. Leann Onasch, Child Nutrition Advisory Council (CNAC) Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance followed.

Public Comment

John Peukert presented his resignation as Advisory School Business Official. He expressed his pleasure at having served and his hope that the Council would find someone who would support and contribute to the issues discussed by the Council.

Approval of Agenda and Meeting Minutes

The meeting minutes from April 28, 2010, were approved by unanimous vote. The agenda for the June 3 meeting was approved with the provision that some flexibility may be needed to accommodate Sharon Briel’s travel schedule.

Meal Reimbursement — Brenda Padilla

Brenda shared that the State reimbursement rate of $.2195 / per meal will be paid through June 2011, and explained a bit about the budget process and how the reimbursement was set.

The Council discussed some trends that are affecting participation in National School Lunch Program (NSLP):

Nutrition Services Division Update — Phyllis Bramson-Paul

Institute of Medicine Report and Recommendations

Sharon Briel, Director of Food Services at Kern High School District, summarized the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report and Recommendations. Sharon was the coordinator for a CSNA position paper which summarizes the CSNA response to the report.

The CSNA group had the following concerns:

The CNAC members agreed with the CSNA position regarding these issues and added some concerns:

Child Nutrition Reauthorization

Phyllis reviewed the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives versions of the 2010 Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill.


The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
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