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CNAC Meeting Minutes for April 22, 2013


 

Child Nutrition Advisory Council

An Advisory Body to the State Board Of Education

Meeting Minutes

April 22, 2013

Members Present

Carol Chase, Nori Grossman, Caroline Danielson, Lucy McProud, Trish Vance, Soo Zee Park, Barbara Rohrer, Clell Hoffman, Colleen You, Marni Posey, and Lawrence Herrera

State Board of Education Liaison

Niki Sandoval

Representative for the State Board of Education

Beth Rice

Members Absent

N/A

Also Present—California Department of Education

David Jang, Deborah Tamannaie, Mike Danzik, Karen Bertram, Chris Boynton, and Heather Reed

Call to Order

Larry Herrera, Chair, called the meeting to order at 10:06 a.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Approval of Agenda

The CNAC welcomed a new member of the CNAC representing the State Board of Education (SBE) Member Liaison, Niki Sandoval. Ms. Sandoval was added to the member list above. Lucy McProud moved to approve the agenda for April 22, 2013, and Barbara Rohrer seconded the motion. The Child Nutrition Advisory Council (CNAC) voted to approve the April 22, 2013, agenda.

Approval of Minutes

Several technical corrections were made to the minutes of February 25, 2013. Clell Hoffman moved to approve the minutes of the February 25, 2013, meeting as revised. Nori Grossmann seconded the motion. The CNAC voted to approve the minutes of the February 25, 2013, meeting.

There was no public comment.

Agenda Items

Item 1

Niki Sandoval was connected to the meeting via conference call.

Subject: Legislative Input

From the Nutrition Services Division (NSD), Deborah Tamannaie, Nutrition Education Consultant (NEC), Mike Danzik, NEC, and Carol Chase Huegli, Associate NSD Director, provided information about Senate Bill (SB) 622, Assembly Bill (AB) 626, and AB 290, and the Council members discussed each bill.

SB 622 (Soda Tax)

Ms. Tamannaie explained SB 622 (Soda Tax), which proposes to impose a tax on every distributor of sweetened beverages at the rate of $.01 per fluid ounce (includes concentrates).

AB 626 (Cafeteria funds, after-school programs, and competitive foods/beverages clean-up)

Mr. Danzik described AB 626. This is a cleanup bill designed to address three areas within Education Code: 1) cafeteria funds, 2) snacks and meals served in 21st Century and After School Education and Safety-funded afterschool programs, and 3) competitive foods and beverages.

AB 290 (Childcare nutrition training)   

Ms. Chase Huegli explained AB 290 (Childcare nutrition training). She stated that currently state law requires 15 hours of Health and Safety training for directors and teachers. AB 290 proposes to add one hour of additional training on nutrition such as age appropriate foods/meal patterns, etc.

CNAC Recommendations: No recommendations, only discussion/information sharing.  

ACTION: None.

Item 2
Subject: Team California for Healthy Kids—Update on Various Projects

From the Coordinated School Health and Safety Office (CSHSO), Karen Bertram, NEC, presented an update on various Team California for Healthy Kids (TCHK) projects.

CNAC Recommendations: No recommendations, only discussion/information sharing.    

ACTION: None.

The CNAC adjourned for lunch at 11:45 am.

The meeting was reconvened at 12:50 pm after lunch.

Item 3

Ms. Sandoval was connected to the meeting via conference call.

Subject: Integrating Nutrition Education into Common Core Standards

Chris Boynton, from Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE), explained Integrating Nutrition Education into Common Core Standards, presenting Project Eat (Educate. Act. Thrive.). This project’s mission is to end health inequities and close the achievement gap in school communities. Its vision is to collaborate with school communities through meaningful experiences to inspire behavioral changes that improve health, wellness, and academic success. Project EAT was designed as a combination of social change and educational reform research and evidence-based practice. It focuses on experiential nutrition education especially garden based programming where students grow their own food to prepare and eat.

Beth Rice updated the CNAC group regarding progress on the current framework. Ms. Rice said the math framework and standards were updated. A public comment period is open on the math framework until June 17, 2013. Ms. Rice also said the math framework is ahead of the English/reading framework. The group discussed an approach to providing comment on behalf of the CNAC.

CNAC Recommendations: Approve proposed ideas/recommendations from the CNAC to integrate nutrition education into common core standards. Approve Heather Reed, Chris Boynton, Soo Park, and Nori Grossmann to create a draft of meaningful and quality examples for nutrition education for the next CNAC meeting.

ACTION: Member Lucy McProud moved to approve the CNAC staff recommendations.

Member Nori Grossmann seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Carol Chase Huegli, Clell Hoffman, Caroline Danielson, Barbara Rohrer, Soo Zee Park, Colleen You, Marni Posey, Larry Herrera, Trish Vance, Nori Grossmann, and Lucy McProud.

No votes: None.

Members Absent: None.

Abstentions: None.

The motion passed with 11 votes.  

Item 4
Subject: Updates

From the NSD, David Jang, Staff Services Manager III, Mike Danzik, and Carol Chase Huegli provided information about the Cafeteria Funds Senate Report, Proposed Regulations on Competitive Foods/Beverages, and the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) meeting on Nutrition Education Standards.

Cafeteria Funds Senate Report Update

Mr. Jang explained the updates for the Cafeteria Funds Senate Report, entitled the Food Fight. During the last CNAC meeting, Sandip Kaur, NSD Director, provided CNAC with a summary of the issues in the Food Fight Report and informed them of the upcoming Senate Hearing on the report. The Senate Hearing was moved from April 18, 2013 to May 9, 2013. Friday, April 19, 2013, the CDE had a pre-hearing meeting with Kim Connor, Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, to discuss the agenda for the May 9, 2013, Senate Hearing. 

Proposed Regulations on Competitive Foods/Beverages

Mr. Danzik shared the public comment submitted by the CDE to the USDA for the proposed competitive food and beverage regulations. Public comment was due on April 9, 2013. To date, the USDA received 247,806 comments.

The Institutes of Medicine (IOM) meeting on Nutrition Education Standards

Ms. Chase Huegli provided a summary of her presentation at the March 11–12, 2013, IOM meeting.

CNAC Recommendations: No recommendations, only discussion/information sharing.

ACTION: None.

Item 5
Subject: Meeting Dates for this year—September not August

Lawrence Herrera confirmed that the August CNAC meeting would be on September 16, 2013, due to the busy time of school openings. The CNAC identified the balance of the 13–14 school year meetings.

CNAC Recommendations: Confirm future CNAC meeting dates for the rest of this year and into 2014 to be as follows: June 3, 2013, September 16, 2013, October 2013, December 2013, February 2014, and so on.       

ACTION: Member Lucy McProud moved to approve the CNAC recommendations.

Member Colleen You seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Carol Chase Huegli, Clell Hoffman, Larry Herrera, Nori Grossmann, Caroline Danielson, Barbara Rohrer, Soo Zee Park, Clell Hoffman, Marni Posey, Lucy McProud, and Colleen You.

No votes: None.

Members Absent: None.

Abstentions: None.

The motion passed with 11 votes.

Agenda for the June 3, 2013 meeting

The following were suggested as agenda items:

  1. Developing public comment for the Math frameworks, including a draft of meaningful and quality examples for nutrition education for the next CNAC meeting from Heather Reed
  2. More on SB 622 (Soda Tax)
  3. Karen Bertram sharing report from Tap Fund (more updates)
  4. Barbara Rohrer providing San Diego Salad Bar Event Updates
  5. Obesity Conference Update

5 minutes for Travel information chat

Larry Herrera moved and Lucy McProud seconded that the meeting be adjourned.

The CNAC voted to adjourn at 2:52 p.m.  

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