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CNAC Meeting Minutes for November 14, 2016

Meeting minutes for the Child Nutrition Advisory Council.

Child Nutrition Advisory Council

An Advisory Body to the State Board Of Education

Meeting Minutes

November 14, 2016

Members Present

Kim Frinzell, Cody Williams, Maria Galleher, Clell Hoffman

Nori Grossmann, Barbara Rohrer, Lawrence Herrera

Representative for the State Board of Education

Amy Bubbico

Members Absent

Helen Chang, Dena Boortz, Caroline Danielson, and Lucy McProud

Also Present—California Department of Education

Mike Danzik

Call to Order

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

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Maria Galleher was introduced and sworn in as the Classroom Teacher sitting member of the Child Nutrition Advisory Council (CNAC).

Approval of Agenda

Cody Williams moved to approve the meeting agenda for November 14, 2016. Barbara Rohrer seconded the motion. The CNAC voted to approve the meeting agenda for November 14, 2016.

Approval of Minutes for September 12, 2016

Cody Williams moved to approve the meeting agenda for September 12, 2016. Barbara Rohrer seconded the motion. The CNAC voted to approve the meeting agenda for September 12, 2016.

There was no public comment.

Agenda Items

Item 1
Subject: Nutrition Services Division Director's Update

From the Nutrition Services Division (NSD), Kim Frinzell, Associate Director

Kim Frinzell presented general updates from the NSD. Ms. Frinzell recently went to Virginia to attend the state agency meeting with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as well as travelled to Anaheim, California to attend the California School Nutrition Association (CSNA) Conference. She advised that although, nationally, there has been an increase in National School Lunch Program (NSLP) participation there has been a slight decrease in NSLP participation in California. The NSD intends to analyze trends and look for opportunities to strengthen participation. Conversely, the School Breakfast Program (SBP) has increased both statewide and nationally. Summer meals continue to be on the rise with a 4 percent increase in site participation and the At-risk Afterschool Meal Program also continues to thrive. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) continues to grow and is now implemented in 77 local educational agencies (LEA) spanning over 1,000 sites. Ms. Frinzell informed the council that Direct Certification (DC) continues to grow and is currently in the development phase of trainings which will begin in spring 2017.

  • Federal Reauthorization Update

    • Final rules regarding CEP, administrative review (AR), local school wellness policies, and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal plans were published. Policy updates being determined include:

      • Required public posting of AR findings by school food authorities (SFA)
      • Required monitoring by SFAs with sites that participate in the SBP
      • Required monitoring of professional standards, civil rights, and access to water
      • Changes to the components that may trigger comprehensive review
      • Over site will be addressed at the LEA level rather than by the food service director (FSD)
      • Required nonuse of cafeteria funds in paying newly hired FSDs that do not meet minimum requirements
      • CEP final rule requires LEAs to conduct DC annually

    • Senate Bill 1169 regarding competitive foods are effective January, 2017 and better align with the federal Smart Snacks in School rule.

  • Legislative Update postponed with council approval to 1:50 p.m.

  • Election of new CNAC Chair/Cochair

    • Due to member absences, Lawrence Herrera moved to have discussion tabled until CNAC meeting on February 6, 2016, and encouraged present members to consider candidates for nomination.
Item 2

From Curriculum Frameworks Unit, Deborah Franklin, Education Programs Consultant

Subject: Health Education Frameworks

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

  • Ms. Franklin distributed handouts and provided updates regarding opportunities for involvement in the framework revision process. The first handout provided information on applying and serving as a member with the Curriculum Framework Evaluation Committee. The second handout contained links and other resources helpful in getting involved in the 2019 Health Education Framework Revision. Resources presented and discussed. If you would like a copy of the handouts, please contact Ms. Franklin by phone at 916-319-0442 or by e-mail at

    • Lawrence Herrera proposed that he and perhaps other council members attend one of the focus groups being held and provide input at the CNAC meeting on February 6, 2017.
Item 3
Subject: Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

From the Local Agency System Support Office (LASSO), Joshua Strong, Education Administrator I

The topic of discussion, overview of the LCAP and its impact on the LCFF.

Mr. Strong provided a PowerPoint presentation as well as materials discussing the LCAP and Annual Update Template and gave an overview of the implications with regards to the LCFF.

Item 4

From ESSA State Plan Office, Barbara Murchison, ESSA State Lead

Subject: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Ms. Murchison provided a PowerPoint presentation and gave an overview of recent activity involving the ESSA, its reauthorization and provisions. If you would like a copy of the PowerPoint, please contact Ms. Murchison by phone at 916-319-0471 or by e-mail at

Legislative Update

From the Government Affairs Division, Alejandro Espinoza, Legislative Representative

Subject: Legislative Update

Legislative Representative, Alejandro Espinosa provided the CNAC members with a handout detailing the most recent updates for review and discussion.

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

Refine 2017‒18 CNAC Objectives and Goals:

  • Align timetable with Health Education Framework to provide input and commentary by April 2018 (official 60 day comment period)
  • Become familiar with state testing requirements (point of contact: Michelle Center) and increase knowledge on how current state testing (assessment) connects to nutrition education
  • Stay informed and provide comments and input for the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act (Timely)
  • 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)
  • Develop letter with comments and input on the Health Education Framework
  • Develop letter to the State Board of Education (SBE) LCAP on nutrition inclusion
Item 6
Subject: Agenda topics for the February 6, 2017, meeting
  • Lawrence Herrera to report on Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee Long Beach Focus Group
  • Discuss nomination and election of new CNAC Chair/Cochair
  • LCAP update to include determination of CNAC members who will draft letter to SBE Benefits and Resources for submission to LCAP
  • Organic Waste and implications
  • Meet Patrick Trainer new Curriculum Coordinator council member

Larry Herrera, Chair, adjourned the meeting at 2:40 p.m.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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