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CNAC Minutes for the May 2018 Meeting

Meeting minutes for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction Child Nutrition Advisory Council.

Child Nutrition Advisory Council

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction

May 8, 2018, Meeting Minutes

Members Present

Dena Boortz, Helen Chang, Caroline Danielson, Kim Frinzell, Nori Grossmann, Lawrence Herrera,

Clell Hoffman, Lucy McProud, Patrick Traynor, Cody Williams

Representative for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Stephanie Papas

Members Absent

Maria Galleher

Also Present—California Department of Education

Mike Danzik, Lisa Melhouse, Heather Reed

Call to Order

Clell Hoffman, Chair, called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
There was no public comment.
Agenda for May 2018 was approved.
Minutes for March 2018 were approved.

Agenda Items

Item 1
Subject: Presentation of Certificate of Appreciation

From NSD, Kim Frinzell, Director

The topic of discussion: Ms. Frinzell presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Dr. Lucy McProud for her participation on the CNAC.

Item 2
Subject: Health Frameworks Curriculum

From Canstantino Silva, Education Administrator I, Deborah Franklin, Education Programs Consultant (EPC), and Jennifer Buzolich, EPC

The topic of discussion: The notes taken will be incorporated into a letter. Summarization of the notes will be sent to two of the CNAC members to review. Ms. Franklin and Ms. Buzolich collected the members' recommendations and changes to the frameworks and will be typed up and provided to the members.

11:45 a.m. Lunch

Item 3
Subject: State Legislative Update

From Government Affairs Division, Alejandro Espinoza, Legislative Representative

The topic of discussion: Various State Senate and Assembly Bills

Mr. Espinoza gave the members a handout on nutrition-related legislation. For more information, please contact Mr. Espinoza by phone at 916-319-0676 or by email at

Subject: Federal Legislative Update

From Marguerite Ries, Federal Policy Liaison

The topic of discussion: Various federal bills

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

Item 4
Subject: Topics for the Next Agenda

From CNAC, Clell Hoffman, Chair

The topic of discussion:

  • CNAC members to share what their district's Emergency Preparedness Plans consist of (suggested by Kim in one of our previous planning meetings)
  • Legislative update (standing agenda item)
  • Health Framework update (Mr. Herrera)
  • California regulatory changes (Ms. Frinzell)
  • Ideas for NSD-sponsored bills (Ms. Frinzell/Ms. Danielson)
  • Student member introduction: Time for each CNAC member to share their background and role on CNAC. Includes student member to share as well (in particular have student share his/her connection to nutrition, perception of school meals at their school, perception of nutrition education at their school, perception of how peers view nutrition and school meals, etc.).

Clell Hoffman, 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 email at

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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