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Extended: CNAC Student Recruitment

The Child Nutrition Advisory Council (CNAC) is accepting student member applications through May 21, 2024.

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) Child Nutrition Advisory Council is currently recruiting for the student member position. The California Department of Education has extended the application due date to May 21, 2024. This position is open to any public school student who is a California resident, a junior or senior in School Year 2024–25, with a minimum of 3.0 grade point average.

The CNAC is comprised of 13 individuals representing different segments of the child nutrition community. The CNAC’s mission is to advise the SSPI in areas of health, wellness, and nutrition for all students in California’s kindergarten through twelfth grade public schools. With this mission in mind, it is critical to have all 13 members represented as they each bring their unique perspective to the CNAC.

The student member commits to a one-year term starting in September 2024. The CNAC typically meets for a one-day meeting in Sacramento in September, November, March, and May, however the date can adjust to accommodate group scheduling needs. Additionally, remote participation is an option. Travel expenses are reimbursed at the state travel reimbursement rates.

Additional information about the CNAC, including the student member application, is available on the California Department of Education (CDE) CNAC web page.

Please distribute this information to interested students meeting the criteria for the vacant position, especially those that participate in your wellness committee or other health-related groups in your district and school sites.

The application deadline is May 21, 2024. Applications must be submitted via email to Andrea Bricker at abricker@cde.ca.gov. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Andrea Bricker, Nutrition Education Consultant, by phone at 916-323-2473 or by email at abricker@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
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