CNAC Meeting Minutes for April 11, 2016
Child Nutrition Advisory Council
An Advisory Body to the State Board Of Education
April 11, 2016
Carol Chase Huegli, Lucy McProud, Lawrence Herrera, Caroline Danielson,
Nori Grossmann, Cody Williams, Helen Chang, and Barbara Rohrer
State Board of Education Member Liaison
Representative for the State Board of Education
Dena Boortz and Clell Hoffman
Also Present—California Department of Education
Mike Danzik and Kim Frinzell
Call to Order
Lawrence (Larry) Herrera, chair, called the meeting to order at 10:06 a.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Approval of Agenda
Lucy McProud moved to approve the agenda for April 11, 2016. Barbara Rohrer seconded the motion. The Child Nutrition Advisory Council (CNAC) voted to approve the April 11, 2016 agenda.
Approval of Minutes for February 8, 2016
Lucy McProud moved to approve the minutes, and Barbara Rohrer seconded the motion. The CNAC voted to approve the February 8, 2015 meeting minutes.
There was no public comment.
Subject: Project and Priority Sharing by Members:Members shared news and updates from their respective cities and districts.
From the Nutrition Services Division (NSD), Carol Chase Huegli, Associate Director
Subject: Nutrition Services Division Director’s Update
Carol Chase Huegli presented general updates from the NSD. The April budget revisions will take effect on July 1, 2016. There is a proposal to move the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) to the California Department of Social Services. The NSD is notifying Food Banks today (April 11, 2016). The CSFP, a program that provides nutritious food supplements to those in need, is now a program specifically for low-income seniors because the Farm Bill changed the eligibility requirements.
Ms. Chase Huegli shared that the NSD received more applications for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program than ever before and that equipment grants were funded for another year.
Ms. Chase Huegli stated that the Senate bill to reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act was pulled back several weeks ago due to high cost. The Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) provision has been removed. The Senate subcommittee is reworking the bill. NSD staff can send out a copy of the bill if members are interested—it is 174 pages long.
Kim shared that the CDE has formalized a workgroup for the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaces No Child Left Behind. We are looking to see how nutrition can be incorporated into this new act.
The NSD is also working to clarify Breakfast in the Classroom policies for districts. The teachers and student assistants were taking part in the breakfast, but it is not an allowable expense. The NSD will send out a clarification on this.
Ms. Chase Huegli shared that she had the opportunity at go on an administrative review. It was very helpful in a leadership role to see what is happening out there in some of the districts.
Subject: Review CNAC Bylaws
The topic of CNAC membership and the three vacant positions was discussed. The recommendation was to refill those positions as soon as possible.
The CNAC discussed the meeting schedule for 2015–16 and 2016–17. The NSD members proposed quarterly meetings or reducing the number of meetings. The CNAC discussed the following dates: June 13 (cancelled), September 12, 2016; November 14, 2016; February 6, 2017; and April 3, 2017; with an optional meeting set for June 5, 2017. The CNAC moved to approve this proposal.
The CNAC came to the consensus that nutrition must be a priority to promote children’s health and suggested keeping topics focused. Mr. Herrera recommends that the CNAC form a nutrition education curriculum subcommittee to work outside of the designated time allotted for CNAC meetings to research nutrition education curricula and that time be designated for ongoing discussion during the regular meetings where members can work in groups of two.
Mr. Herrera suggested that Deborah Franklin speak to the core curriculum standards and other supporting frameworks at the next CNAC meeting.
Action: Mr. Herrera to look into the Dairy Council curriculum.
From the NSD, Mike Danzik, Nutrition Education Consultant
Subject: Senate Bill 1169 (McGuire) – Healthy Food, Healthy Students Act
Mike Danzik shared proposed changes to state competitive food and beverage rules, which would better align them with federal rules, and solicited feedback from the CNAC.
The CNAC agreed that schools should be discouraged from selling diet soda as well as regular soda.
Action: Larry moved to let a member of the CNAC represent on SB 1169.
From the NSD, Kim Frinzell, Nutrition Education Administrator
Kim Frinzell shared that the NSD was one of nine state that participated in the USDA’s Pilot Project for Procurement. The NSD worked with one SFA on this pilot and provided input to the USDA on suggested revisions to the procurement review tool.
Part of the three-year procurement plan includes an off-site procurement review. All child nutrition operators scheduled for a review in school year 2015–16 are required to complete the assessment and return it by April 22, 2016.
Ms. Frinzell also shared that Buy American provisions continue to be one of the USDA’s focuses, and they have provided guidance to state agencies and SFAs.
Subject: Agenda for topics for the next meeting
- Deborah Franklin to come and speak on curriculum frameworks.
- The CNAC voted to cancel the June meeting. The next meeting will be September 12, 2016.
- Nori suggested recycling the CNAC folders. Each member can bring in their own folders for future meetings.
Meeting adjourned at 2:50 p.m.