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CNAC Meeting Minutes for September 12, 2016

Meeting minutes for the Child Nutrition Advisory Council.

Child Nutrition Advisory Council

An Advisory Body to the State Board Of Education

Meeting Minutes

September 12, 2016

Members Present

Carol Chase Huegli, Lucy McProud, Clell Hoffman, Caroline Danielson,
Lawrence Herrera, Cody Williams, Dena Boontz, and Barbara Rohrer

State Board of Education Member Liaison

Feliza Ortiz-Licon

Representative for the State Board of Education

Amy Bubbico

Members Absent

Nori Grossman and Helen Chang

Also Present—California Department of Education

Mike Danzik and Kim Frinzell

Call to Order

Lawrence (Larry) Herrera, chair, called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Approval of Agenda

Caroline Danielson moved to approve the meeting agenda for September 12, 2016. Lucy McProud seconded the motion. The Child Nutrition Advisory Council (CNAC) voted to approve the meeting agenda for September 12, 2016.

Approval of Minutes for April 11, 2016

Lucy McProud moved to approve the minutes for April 11, 2016. Clell Hoffman seconded the motion. The CNAC voted to approve the meeting minutes for April 11, 2016.

There was no public comment.

Agenda Items

Item 1
Subject: Project and Priority Sharing by Members:
Members shared news and updates from their respective cities and districts.
Item 2

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. NSD Director Sandip Kaur is currently in Virginia attending an information technology conference. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) continues to grow and is now implemented in 69 local educational agencies spanning 941 sites. The At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program now serves over six million meals from 3200 sites state wide and the Summer Food Service Program is expanded to 542 sponsors and is available at 548 sites.

There are currently two positions open on the CNAC. The first is for a Curriculum Coordinator and the second is for a Classroom Teacher. Amy Bubbico, representing the State Board of Education advised the council of efforts to streamline the recruitment process by offering an online application for open positions. The deadline to submit applications is currently set for October 6, 2016 and screening process is scheduled for October 25, 2016. Lawrence Herrera, Barbara Rohrer, and Lucy McProud will be reappointed in their current respective positions.

Ms. Chase Huegli discussed reauthorization and that though the administrative review (AR) is currently a three year cycle, there is the possibility of AR being changed to a five year cycle. Currently the top five AR findings are:

  • Meal components and quantities
  • Food safety
  • Meal counting and claiming
  • Certification and benefit issuance
  • Civil rights which encompassed training of staff and posting of federally required information.

Ms. Chase Huegli shared with that the CDE has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to participate in a second Direct Certification Demonstration Project with Medi-Cal. She stressed the importance of understanding that the information being extracted from Medi-Cal records is income information and not health information. The hope is that those students not directly certified under CalFresh might be found eligible through the income data which qualifies them for Medi-Cal benefits. This program should be in place statewide in School Year (SY) 2017–18.

Ms. Chase Huegli informed the council that breakfast grants received an additional two million dollars and that eligible school food authorities (SFA) (those having sites with student free and reduced-price meal eligibility below 20 percent) are encouraged to apply.

Ms. Chase Huegli also notified the council of her upcoming retirement and that her replacement would be announced soon.

From the Government Affairs Division, Alejandro Espinoza, Legislative Representative

Subject: Legislative Update

Alejandro Espinoza distributed summary of 2015–16 Legislative Session for review by council members. Mr. Espinoza advised that the end of a two-year term for legislators is approaching and nearly one-third of members are terming out. Ms. McProud requested clarification on the terms enrolled, chaptered, and adopted. Mr. Espinoza explained that enrolled defined a legislation that had made it to the Governor’s office, but was pending action, chaptered described legislation that had been passed and received the Governor’s signature, and adopted was a term that referred to resolutions that advocated action and tend to be symbolic in nature. Ms. Danielson was interested in determining whether those items that were listed as dead could be returning. Mr. Espinoza informed Ms. Danielson that items returning for consideration depended mainly on priorities, interest, and budget.

Item 3
Subject: Nutrition Education

From Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources, Stephanie Gregson, Director, Kristen Allen Cruz, Curriculum Framework Administrator, and Deborah Franklin, Education Programs Consultant

The topic of discussion, 2019 Revision of the Health Education Framework

  • Nutrition and physical activity standards: Presenters distributed materials containing California Health Education Content Standards (Nutrition and Physical Activity Content Area) K-12. Materials covered and discussed.
  • The Framework revision process and timeline: Flow chart covering 2019 Health Education Framework Revision Process in member folder. Materials covered and discussed.
  • Opportunities for involvement in the revision process: Handout containing links and other resources helpful in getting involved in 2019 Health Education Framework Revision in member folder. Resources presented and discussed.
Item 4

From the California Healthy Kids Resource Center, Jackie Russum

Subject: Nutrition Education (Continued)

The topic of discussion, overview of the newly revised CDE Nutrition Education Resource Guide. The 2016 Nutrition Education Resource Guide was distributed, Ms. Russum distributed a hard copy of her PowerPoint presentation and an overview of various upcoming online trainings offered by the resource center.

Ms. Russum gave a comprehensive overview of the value of the Heathy Kids Resource Center which included the ability to borrow resources to use in the development of pacing guides and curriculum for nutrition education.

From Elk Grove Unified School District, Cynthia Adams, Teacher

The topic of discussion, nutrition education in a second grade classroom: one teacher’s experience.

Cynthia Adams discussed her experience for the integration of nutrition education into her second grade classroom. Ms. Adams shared her process for collecting nutrition education resources and how she creates effective learning opportunities to instruct her students on core curriculum through nutrition education. Ms. Adams referenced the Education and Environment Initiative (EEI), the California Foundation for Agriculture, and Shaping Health As Partners in Education (SHAPE) as resources she uses to encourage healthy behavior and positive nutritional choices in students and their family. Mr. Hoffman referred Ms. Adams to the Center for Ecoliteracy Web site External link opens in new window or tab. for even more helpful resources.

Item 5
Subject: Identify SY 2016–17 Goals and Objectives

Objectives and Goals:

  • Align timetable with Health Education Framework in order to provide input and commentary to framework
  • Familiarize with State Testing (point of contact: Michelle Center)
  • Learn more about the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and advocate for inclusion of nutrition.
  • Discuss attendance date timeline. (Amy Bubbico of State Board of Education (SBE) to provide update)
  • Stay informed and provide comments and input to Reauthorization
    Child Nutrition Act or regulation package. (Timely)
  • Stay abreast of Health Education Framework, provide input, and commentary in April 2018 (official 60 day- comment period)
  • Increase knowledge on how current state testing (assessment) connects to nutrition education
  • Increase knowledge and familiarization with and understanding of trends in LCAP/nutrition education examples, state and federal policies
  • Awareness to California legislation


  • Participate in the Health Framework Focus Group (Larry Herrera to engage in Long Beach group)
  • Letter to Health Education Framework to provide input
  • Letter to the SBE LCAP on nutrition inclusion
Item 6
Subject: Agenda for topics for the November 14, 2016, meeting
  1. IQC (assessment testing) to present and give guidance on how CNAC can be impactful.
  2. Update on Senate and House versions of Reauthorization  (Directors update)
  3. LCAP update SBE and Jeff Brashears and Michelle Magyar

Larry Herrera, Chair, adjourned the meeting at 3 p.m.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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