CNAC Meeting Minutes for February 8, 2006
Child Nutrition Advisory Council
An Advisory Body to the State Board Of Education
Friday, February 8, 2006
9:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 3102
Sacramento, CA 95814
|Richard Greene (Chair)||School Nutrition Services Director|
|Rob Challinor||Curriculum Coordinator|
|Phyllis Bramson- Paul (Executive Secretary)||California Department of Education (CDE), Nutrition Services Division (NSD)|
|Donnell Ewert||School Board Member|
|Paul Gardner III||Student Representative/Board of Education Liaison|
|John Peukert||School Business Officials|
|Melodee Lopez||Lay Representative|
|Gini Natali||PTA Representative|
|LeAnn Onasch||School Food Service Supervisor/Manager|
|Lucy McProud||Nutrition Education Health Specialist|
|Molly West||Nutrition Education Specialist|
|Yvonne Chan||SBE Member/Liaison|
|Betty Hennessy||Physical Education/Activity|
Special Assistant, NSD, CDE
|Elizabeth Moreno||Nutrition Education Consultant, NSD, CDE|
|Sharyn Hamer||Manager CDE Training Officer/Facilitator|
|Karen Farley||California WIC Association|
|Lloyd Porter (Vice Chair)||Classroom Teacher|
|Wendell Chun||School Administrator|
Call to Order (Richard Greene)
Mr. Richard Greene, Child Nutrition Advisory Council (CNAC) Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:20 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
All members and guests introduced themselves.
Approval of Agenda
The agenda was reviewed, and a motion was made and passed. The Chair retained his right to change the order of business as necessary.
Approval of October 12, 2005 Meeting Minutes
The Council reviewed the minutes from the last meeting. A motion was made and seconded to approve the December 16, 2005 meeting minutes as drafted with some minor changes.
Karen Farley from the California WIC Association spoke briefly regarding childhood obesity and handed out the publication Preventing Overweight in Children from Birth to Five Years Old: Overview for Decision Makers.
Nutrition Services Update
Implementation of SB 281
Phyllis informed the Council that the SB 281 California Fresh Start (CFS) Pilot Program Emergency Regulations and Evaluation Guidelines were pulled from the State Board of Education (Board) January meeting and that they will be heard by the Board at the March meeting.
There was much discussion of the requirements of the program. Several Council members expressed that the requirements were too stringent in defining quality and priority. Phyllis stated there would be time after the emergency regulations were adopted for the Council to provide input prior to the final regulations being voted on by the Board. Council members stated that they would like to give input to the Board prior to adoption of the final regulations.
The public hearing of the proposed regulations is likely take place in May.
A motion was made and passed that CNAC support moving forward on SB 281 regulations as written. The Council would like to discuss the definition of priority and give input to the State Board of Education prior to the adoption of the final regulations.
Summary of Budget Requests/Governor’s Budget
Phyllis stated that the Governor’s Proposed Budget requests $18.2 million dollars for the California Fresh Start Pilot Program to become a permanent program.
Phyllis also stated that there is a push for $70 million for state meal reimbursement program to change the amount from $.14 to $.20.5 per meal.
Phyllis stated that the Assembly Education Committee passed AB 622 with a unanimous vote (which raises the state meal reimbursement rate to $.20.5 per meal).
Council Business (Richard Greene)
Review of CNAC Goals and Objectives
Sharyn Hamer, Manager of the CDE Training Office, facilitated the Council in its proposed goals and objectives for 2006.
The Council identified eight goals and narrowed them down to the four most important goals on which to focus. Council members developed objectives to support these goals.
Council members requested that the goals and objectives be typed up and distributed to members via e-mail to review prior to discussion of them at the next meeting.
Review of the Bylaws
The Council furthered its discussion from the December 16, 2005 meeting regarding changes in the Bylaws to reflect setting different attendance parameters and whether alternates should be allowed. A motion was made that alternates would not be allowed, as they would have to be appointed by the SBE. The motion passed.
Members then discussed whether language should be added to the Bylaws related to “acceptable” number of absences and what consequences should be outlined if members exceed the number of allowed absences in a given year. The Council proposed changes to the Bylaws to include a section on Attendance.
Update on “Healthy Meals..By Design” Document
Phyllis Bramson-Paul spoke briefly about the most recent draft of the “Healthy Meals, by Design” document.
Process for Changing CNAC Name and SBE Approval
Cathy McBride, CDE Governmental Affairs Representative, who was to provide and update to the Council, was unable to attend the meeting.
CNAC Meeting Calendar
The upcoming calendar of CNAC meetings was reviewed briefly. It was moved and passed to change the April 14 meeting to March 22 due to realign with the board meetings and a conflict with spring break. Many of the council members realized that the April date conflicted with their school district's Spring Break schedule. Currently scheduled meetings are as follows:
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Further meeting dates will be discussed at the March 22 meeting.
Final Business (Richard Greene)
The Chair reviewed the items discussed that needed to be placed on the March meeting agenda which included:
Two briefing sessions related to the goals and objectives: “health standards” and “Preschool for All”.
Update from Cathy McBride, Governmental Affairs regarding the name change and change in membership.
A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed and the meeting was adjourned early at 4:00 p.m.