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CNAC Minutes for the September 11, 2017, Meeting

Child Nutrition Advisory Council

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction

September 11, 2017, Meeting Minutes

Members Present

Kim Frinzell, Dena Boortz, Helen Chang, Caroline Danielson, Maria Galleher, Nori Grossmann

Clell Hoffman, Lucy McProud, Barbara Rohrer, Patrick Traynor, Cody Williams

Representative for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Stephanie Papas

Members Absent

Lawrence Herrera

Also Present—California Department of Education

Mike Danzik, Lisa Melhouse

Call to Order

Clell Hoffman, Newly Elected Chair, called the meeting to order at 10:08 a.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
There was no public comment.
Agenda for September 11, 2017 was approved.
Minutes for April 3, 2017 were approved.

Agenda Items

Item 1
Subject: Nutrition Services Division Director's Update

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

The topic of discussion: NSD Updates

The School Nutrition Programs Unit (SNPU) approved:

  • 21 new school food authorities (SFA)
  • 1,398 SFAs and over 11,000 sites during annual updates
  • 40 additional local educational agencies (LEA) and 437 additional sites to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students through Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year (SY) 2016-17

The NSD provided:

  • 86 courses at conferences
  • 215 trainings and presentations, including 12 direct certification (DC) trainings throughout the state (there were 31,000 attendees)
  • There continues to be growth in CEP and the use of Medi-Cal data to provide children with more access to meals
  • Nutrition services is working toward updating Web pages to allow for easier access to training material and working on creating a clearinghouse training Web page

Moving forward, our priorities for SY 2017-18 are to:

  • Increase meal participation, the NSD plans to: Provide technical assistance (TA) to SFAs to apply for CEP, help SFAs use DC and Medi-Cal data, move into phase three of the U.S. Department of Agriculture local procurement reviews, and continue to provide TA, training, and resources for the implementation of the new meal pattern (NMP) under the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The NMP will affect those districts that are serving prekindergarten meals and offering the At-risk Supper Program. More information on this topic is forthcoming.
Subject: State Legislative Update

From Government Affairs Division, Alejandro Espinoza, Legislative Representative

The topic of discussion: Various Senate Bills

Nutrition has been an issue, attention around buying fruits and vegetables from other countries has been the topic for discussion.

  • SB 250: Prevents students from being treated differently for not paying their meals or their balance. The program is being left to the schools to deal with this. This is costly to districts. The bill is continuing to move through the Legislature. There is some flexibility, but it depends what policies the districts have.
  • AB 746: Mr. Espinoza needs to research this bill.
  • The water bill regarding spigots is not moving. Cafeteria funds can be used to check water for lead and is the responsibility of the school districts.
Information/Discussion/Action: Ms. Galleher requested more information about the water bill.
  • SB 138: Requires a school district with a very high poverty school to operate a federal universal meal service to begin providing breakfast and lunch free of charge.
  • SB 328: Early start time is continuing to move and waiting to see what the Governor will do.

Information/Discussion/Action: Members disagree with the early start time. Members pointed out that getting students to start early might be difficult.

  • Ms. Galleher requested more information about the Farm to School Act: Getting food from the local farmers. Mr. Espinoza will go the research on this.

For more information, please contact Mr. Espinoza by phone at 916-319-0676 or by e-mail at

Subject: Federal Legislative Update

From Government Affairs Division, Marguerite Ries, Federal Legislative Representative

The topic of discussion: Various Federal Updates

Child and adult nutrition has been out of the spotlight. Relief for the victims of the hurricanes is the focus. The federal fiscal year is coming to an end. Last year's budget will fund everything up to September 2018. Congress has more time to raise the debt ceiling. Funding bills are making their way through congress for school districts. The Senate brought the Title 2 funding back. The Senate rejected school choice proposals and research for creating a voucher for school choice. President Trump rescinded the order for immigrants to attend college. The Attorney General to sue for the DACA program.

For more information, please contact Ms. Ries by phone at 916-319-0650 or by e-mail at

Subject:Elect New CNAC Chair/Cochair.

From the CNAC Members

The topic of discussion: The members are voting for a new chair and cochair.

  • Lucy McProud nominated Clell Hoffman for Chair. The vote was unanimous in electing Mr. Hoffman as the Chair for the council.
  • Ms. McProud nominated Dena Boortz for Cochair. The vote was unanimous in electing Ms. Boortz as the Cochair for the council.
Item 2
Subject: AB 99: Transitioning CNAC to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI)

From the SSPI Office, Stephanie Papas, Representative

The topic of discussion: Transitioning from the State Board of Education to the SSPI

Overview of changes:

  • Ms. Papas gave an overview of the transition to the SSPI. The SSPI will be attending the November meeting. This change will have a more direct pipeline to the SSPI and schools.

Review and approval of the draft CNAC Bylaw changes:

  • Mike Danzik discussed the changes to the members. Ms. Frinzell suggested that if there are any changes to be made, then it can be discussed with the SSPI.

Information/Discussion/Action: Discussion for this subject will continue at the next meeting in November.

Item 3
Subject: One System/Whole Child Approach

From Special Education Division, Kristen Brown, Education Research and Evaluation Consultant

The topic of discussion: Overview of the one system/whole child approach

For information about this subject or to get the Power Point, please e-mail One System at

Item 4
Subject: Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

From Executive Office, Josh Strong, Education Administrator I.

The topic of discussion: LCFF and LCAP Updates

No significant changes to LCFF statute or regulations for districts.

  • County offices of education are now required to prepare a summary of how they plan to support school districts and schools.
  • Implementation of the California School Dashboard
  • LCAP template adopted in November 2016 has been used to develop the 2017-20 LCAP: LCAPs continue to increase in quality and there is an opportunity for growth
  • LCAP Addendum: In conjunction with the Consolidated Application, the addendum will be used to meet Every Student Succeeds Act LEA plan requirements for Titles I, II, III, and IV

For more information on the LCFF and LCAP, please contact Josh Strong by phone at 916-323-6197 or by e-mail at

Item 5
Subject: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

From Professional Learning Support Division, Barbara Murchison, Every Student Succeeds Act Office

The topic for discussion: ESSA Updates

Ms. Murchison gave an overview of the ESSA, which touched on the LCFF and LCAP. For more information on ESSA, please contact Ms. Murchison by phone at 916-319-0471 or by e-mail at

Item 6
Subject: Health Education Framework

From Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division, Deborah Franklin, Education Programs Consultant

The topic of discussion: Health Education Framework Update

Ms. Franklin provided the draft of the Health Education Framework with nutrition sections. The document consists of sections from draft chapters for the health education framework. The chapters are still undergoing revision and the framework will not be brought to the State Board of Education for adoption until May 2019. The sections are illustrative of the content related to nutrition education for the elementary grades. There were 30 college students who commented on the framework.

For more information on the Health Education Framework, please contact Ms. Franklin by phone at 916-319-0442 or by e-mail at

Item 7
Subject: Sustainability Strategies

From Center for Ecoliteracy, Zenobia Barlow, Cofounder and Executive Director

The topic of discussion: Center for Ecoliteracy

For information and resources on California Food for California Kids and how it relates to sustainability strategies and about the Center for Ecoliteracy, please contact Chris Smith by e-mail at

Item 8
Subject: Recruitment for 2018

There are seven CNAC members' terms expiring on December 31, 2017. The California Department of Education (CDE) staff asked these members to consider continuing in their CNAC role for another three-year term. Staff asked that these members reply to Mr. Danzik within one week stating either they are or are not willing to continue another term. The CNAC also discussed their willingness to recruit a student member. Ms. McProud, whose term does not expire until 2019, stated she will be retiring in June 2018 and therefore will resign from the CNAC after the April 2018 meeting. CDE staff will start the recruitment process in October/November 2017 for any open positions.

Item 9

Agenda topics for the November 13, 2017, CNAC meeting:

  • Promoting Water, i.e. testing it for lead and look into grants
  • Bylaws
  • Health Education Framework
  • Sustainability strategies
  • LCAP
  • CTE Framework regarding health and wellness

Clell Hoffman, Chair, adjourned the meeting at 3:02 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, December 6, 2017
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