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CNAC Meeting Minutes for April 3, 2017

Child Nutrition Advisory Council

An Advisory Body to the State Board Of Education

Meeting Minutes

April 3, 2017

Members Present

Kim Frinzell, Maria Galleher, Lawrence Herrera, Clell Hoffman

Lucy McProud, Patrick Traynor, Cody Williams

Representative for the State Board of Education

Amy Bubbico

Members Absent

Helen Chang, Dena Boortz, Caroline Danielson

Nori Grossmann, Feliza Ortiz-Licon, Barbara Rohrer

Also Present—California Department of Education

Mike Danzik, Lisa Melhouse

Call to Order

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

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Patrick Traynor, Curriculum Coordinator from Alpine County Office of Education and Alpine Unified School District, the newest member, was on conference call and introduced to the members who were present.

Approval of Agenda

Lawrence Herrera moved to approve the meeting agenda for April 3, 2017. Lucy McProud seconded the motion. The CNAC voted to approve the meeting agenda for April 3, 2017.

Approval of Minutes for November 14, 2016

Lawrence Herrera moved to approve the meeting minutes for November 14, 2016. Lucy McProud seconded the motion. The CNAC voted to approve the meeting minutes for November 14, 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

Ms. Frinzell provided general updates from the NSD. Ms. Frinzell stated that the NSD is continuing to implement provisions from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The NSD continues to provide guidance and technical assistance to Child Nutrition Program (CNP) operators on allowable costs to the cafeteria fund for nutrition education. Ms. Frinzell discussed the upcoming implementation of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) new meal pattern (NMP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allowing early implementation by state agencies. California is opting for early implementation in three areas: (1) breastfeeding onsite, (2) tofu and soy yogurts as a meat alternate, and (3) yogurt once a day for adults to meet the fluid milk requirement. The NMP training for sponsors is in Concord on April 4, 2017.

Lunch and summer meal participation has dropped and the NSD is identifying strategies for increasing meal participation across all federal CNPs. Direct certification matches may help with participation. There will be a statewide rollout of the direct certification through Medicaid in July 2017. Trainings are starting statewide as well. Procurement continues to be a focus-the USDA accepted NSD's procurement plan for School Year 2017-18. The Buy American Provision continues to be another focus.

Item 2
Subject: Water Requirement in Federal Nutrition Programs

From NSD, Mike Danzik, Nutrition Education Consultant

The topic of discussion: Providing Free Fresh Drinking Water to Students in Schools

  • Mr. Danzik distributed a handout on providing free fresh drinking water to students in schools and spoke about the differences between the requirements from California Legislation SB 1413 and the federal Healthy, Hunter-Free Kids of 2010. In addition, Mr. Danzik shared that lead testing is available through the State Water Resources Control Board; visit their Web page for more information. The State Water Resources Control Board Drinking Water for Schools has $9.5 million in grant money; visit their Web page for more information.
Subject: Federal Legislative Update

From Government Affairs Division, Marguerite Reis, Federal Legislative Representative

The topic of discussion: President Trump's Budget

Ms. Reis provided a PowerPoint, which explained the many cuts, reductions, and eliminations of 20 programs. It also explained the increases to schools and special education as well.

Item 3
Subject: Health Education Framework: Process and Progress Update

From Child Nutrition Advisory Council, Lawrence Herrera, Chair

The topic of discussion: 2019 Health Framework Revision

Mrs. Herrera provided handouts on the 2019 Health Framework Revision Guidelines, Health Education Framework Timeline, and Health Education Focus Group Report.

Item 4
Subject:Stakeholder's Symposium (Sacramento County Office of Education)

From Child Nutrition Advisory Council, Lawrence Herrera, Chair

The topic of discussion: Stakeholder's Symposium Overview

Mr. Herrera attended the Stakeholder's Symposium in January. The goal of the symposium was to be able to share with school districts on how schools can leverage into the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).

  • Ms. Frinzell mentioned that the wellness policy collaborative speaks to LCAP in their training.
Item 5
Subject: Every Student Succeeds Act (EESA)

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

The topic of discussion: ESSA Update

Ms. Murchison provided a PowerPoint presentation on the ESSA. Please contact Ms. Murchison by phone at 916-319-0471 or by e-mail at for more information or to acquire the PowerPoint.

Item 6
Subject: State Legislative Update

From Government Affairs Division, Alejandro Espinoza, Legislative Representative

The topic of discussion: Various Senate Bills

Mr. Espinoza provided a handout on various Assembly and Senate Bills. To acquire the handout or for more information, please contact Mr. Espinoza by phone at 916-319-0676 or by e-mail at

Item 7
Subject: National Healthy Kids Collaborative

From CNAC Member, Cody Williams, School Food Service Manager

The topic of discussion: National Healthy Kids Collaborative

Mr. Williams attended the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) conference. The CIA Healthy Flavors, Healthy Kids is a National initiative to advance culinary-driven, healthy flavorful foods for kids and is dedicated to exploring culinary solutions to increase the availability and acceptance of healthy foods in schools. The CIA Healthy Kids Collaborative is a focused collaboration between school nutrition professionals, chefs, suppliers, and other school nutrition stakeholders. Mr. Williams shared that a password is needed to access the PowerPoints within the Web page, which is HKC2016. This conference is in November or December, you can check out their Web page (CIA Healthy Kids) for more information about the conference.

Subject: Share Tables and Waste Reduction

From NSD, Ashley Osterman, Child Nutrition Consultant

The topic of discussion: Plate Waste Reduction

Ms. Osterman spoke about helping schools reduce food waste. Ms. Osterman provided a handout-StopWaste. Schools implementing Smarter Lunchrooms Movement strategies reduced plate waste. Plate waste is more predominant among high school students. Adequate time to eat is another factor affecting place waste in schools. Ms. Osterman shared the recommended time for lunch is 20 minutes once a student is seated. For more information regarding share tables and waste reduction, please contact Ms. Osterman by phone at 916-445-1261 or by e-mail at

  • Maria Galleher shared strategies to address food waste. Her school is organically composting.
  • Clell Hoffman is composting as well. Some schools do not have dishwashers so single use containers must be used. A toolkit should be available for students about waste.
  • Patrick Traynor shared that he attended an Energy Waste Fair in which students were displaying processed food to animal products.
Subject: Organic Matter Reduction and Plate Waste

From CNAC Member, Maria Galleher, Teacher

The topic of discussion: Plate Waste and Organic Matter Reduction

Ms. Galleher provided a handout about Food Waste Reduction.

Item 8

Agenda topics for the September 11, 2017, CNAC meeting:

  • One System Approach
  • LCAP update
  • Health Framework update
  • Sustainability strategies
  • Elect new CNAC chair/co-chair
  • State/federal Legislative update

Lawrence Herrera, Chair, adjourned the meeting at 2:50 p.m.

Note: If you would like any of the handouts mentioned above, please contact Mary R. Smith by e-mail at

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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