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Community of Practice: Emergency Food Service - Shared screen with speaker view
Jennifer McNeil
17:28
Hi Everyone! Welcome! Please introduce yourself by name, the agency that you work with, and share one way you are showing appreciate for school nutrition heroes this week!
Stephanie Bruce
18:01
Good Morning everyone Stephanie Bruce, Director of Nutrition Services, Palm Springs USD
Heather Berkoben
18:13
Heather Berkoben, Dairy Council of California, recognizing them on our Facebook page
Stephanie Bruce
18:28
We have asked our community to draw pictures and tape them in the car windows for our staff during service next week.
Gail Gousha
18:32
Gail Gousha, Escondido Elementary. Giving out jars of kisses and a note to all my staff.
JUNE RICHARDSON
18:32
June Richardson - Sodexo Consultant for Ravenswood City School District Child Nutrition Department - East Palo Alto, CA.
Eric Holliday
18:35
Eric Holliday, Alvord Unified, A lot of thank you's and recognition as tomorrow as school lunch hero day. We all have a lot of heroes working now.
Leslie Pring
18:41
Hi! Leslie Pring, Twin Rivers USD Nutrition Services. we are showing appreciation through social media posts, encouraging the community to participate and public media release. I also gave each site cookies and hand written card expressing my appreciation.
Marley Nelms
18:42
Marley Nelms- San Dieguito Union High School District. We have a proclamation for School Lunch Hero Day.
Meghan Maroney
18:49
Meghan Maroney, Center for Science in the Public Interest (Washington, DC). I'm showing support by organizing folks to tell Congress to support foodservice staff - more info to come!
Erin Primer
18:52
Hi All! Erin Primer here from San Luis Coastal in CA! we had a superhero theme drive thru meal pick up yesterday (weekly meal pick up)!
Jennifer McNeil
19:04
Jennifer McNeil - Founder of LunchAssist and former food service director. Sending all sorts of love and appreciation to all of the directors and staff we work with!
Holly Hungerford Cocking
19:06
Holly Hungerford Cocking, Director of Nutrition Services, Springs Charter Schools - Announcing bonus pay for work during school closures.
Sarah Phelps
19:07
Good morning, Sarah Phelps, Manager Nutrition Services, Palm Springs Unified
Barbara Hughes
19:11
Barbara Hughes, County of SD HHSA. Had an awesome experience yesterday assisting the Lunch Heroes at Escondido USD! Would like to acknowledge them tomorrow in an eblast.
Jenileigh Harris
19:57
Jenileigh Harris, National Farm to School Network, based in Colorado. We’ve been uplifting stories on our blog and sharing on social media
Lynnette Belcher
20:02
Lynnette B. Castle Rock SD, middle school, in WA state. Not working this week to celebrate
Deirdre Kleske
20:26
Deirdre Kleske, County of San Diego HHSA, we're working on a letter to go out to superintendents today encouraging recognition of School Lunch Hero Day. The County's COVID-19 K-12 telebriefing on Tuesday included a shout-out to school lunch heroes!
Christina Hecht
20:44
Christina and Ken Hecht, both at UC Nutrition Policy Institute.
Nora Stewart
20:53
Nora Stewart, Farm to Institution Center at Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) in San Diego. We are working hard to create some media posts with pictures of our School Lunch Heroes here in San Diego!
Maddy Moritsch
21:01
Maddy Moritsch, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Melina Barker
21:07
Melina Barker, Oregon Farm to School & School Garden Netowrk
anita ruiz
21:09
Anita Ruiz the Northern California Program Manager for Healthier Generation. I provide support to Madera and Fresno Unified
Rosa Rubio
21:23
Hello everyone, this is Rosa Rubio from Calistoga Joint Unified School District
Morgan McGhee
21:28
Morgan McGhee, FoodCorps
Jacqueline Ibarra
21:36
Amanda Mascia - Hunger Free Kids Manager
Jacqueline Ibarra
21:41
San Diego Hunger Coalition
Elizabeth Vaughan
21:45
Elizabeth Vaughan, Friends of the Earth
Kathy Lange
21:45
UW- Madison Extension FoodWIse nutrition educator - Crawford County, WI
Anna Severns
21:51
Anna Severns, Revolution Foods
krysta williams
22:06
Krysta Williams, Center for Ecoliteracy. Excited to keep sharing out stories lifting up the amazing work of nutrition services staff
Julianna Roberts
23:20
Thanks again for holding this call again... this is helpful calling in from BCOE/ CalKidz we operate meal and food assistance out of Butte County and a five county region we are currently doing over 8,000 meals daily
Leyla Marandi
23:23
Thank you Vince Caguin at Natomas for the beautiful California Thursdays photo!
Deborah Friedman
24:26
Debbie Friedman, Food Climate Strategies. Thanks for these informative and collaborative conversations.
Jennifer McNeil
26:01
Hi Everyone! What are some creative solutions that have inspired you during the emergency meal service operations? Especially interested in food based innovations!
Stephanie Bruce
27:01
Love that Sarah. Great job.
Jennifer McNeil
28:27
Has your district starting creating plans for SY 20-21? What options are being considered? What contingency plans are you creating for the food services department? Please share any related plans percolating in your district!
Julianna Roberts
28:34
great work Dominic and Team
Nick Anicich
28:36
Hi everyone! My name is Nick Anicich and I'm the Farm to School Program Lead with the CA Department of Food and Ag. So grateful to get these updates! Thank you for hosting Jen, Leyla, and Mickinzie!
Stephanie Bruce
29:27
The Governor was vary VAGUE on reopening.
J.P. Kachaluba
30:51
As always, the Governor is good at thinking out loud.
Leslie Pring
31:35
worried that unions will expect more pay for coming back a month earlier, already exhausting fund balance. these have to be negotiated as always which could have longer delays
Eric Holliday
31:56
Hopefully all high schools will go back to two lunches, instead of one. The opportunity to not have all students out at lunch but only fresh/Soph and Jr./Sr. seems like it should be the new normal moving forward. I have floated the idea, but waiting on response, and change to opening. We are planning on Reopening early August, which was the original plan. The unknowns are funding and number of students we will have. Lots of challenges, but also opportunity for lots of solutions. Its what Child Nutrition does best, adapt under stressful circumstances. All the above may change in one week, who knows?
Stephanie Bruce
32:35
Well said Eric
Anna Severns
33:09
has anyone in California found a potentially creative way to continue serving 3 meals/day during 'regular' summer school after June 30 waivers expire?
Stephanie Bruce
34:07
Great question Anna, I am sending weekly emails to USDA to extend the waivers until students are back in school
Holly Hungerford Cocking
34:31
Same Stephanie.
Jacqueline Ibarra
35:11
“Prepare to improvise!” Is one of my favorite strategies.
Julianna Roberts
38:48
I am also waivers are extended... it would be very difficult to revamp after june 30th or before school starts...
Anna Severns
39:23
truth!
Leyla Marandi
39:32
“Prepare to improvise” — I like that. It’s so true.
Katie Bark
39:32
Thank you for hosting this helpful update
Jennifer McNeil
39:32
Feel free to type in any questions, comments or updates regarding advocacy work or needs!
Leyla Marandi
39:41
Eric H. - thank you for sharing your process!
Stephanie Bruce
41:08
We need to be able to send at least one meal per day home with students when we return to school. and/or continue non-congregate feeding until social distancing is a thing of the past. We are looking at possibly having half the students on campus when we return.
Julianna Roberts
42:43
thanks Meghan for your work in Washington
Jacqueline Ibarra
42:59
Who are our school meal heroes in Congress? (I.e. who are the reps that we know have our backs?)
Stephanie Bruce
43:21
Dr. Raul Ruiz, in my district is a big supporter
Stephanie Bruce
43:51
Pete Aguilar in Redlands/Fontana is as well
Miguel Villarreal
44:17
Yes, we need to push for UNIVERSAL meals for ALL students in 20-21
Stephanie Bruce
44:26
AMEN Miguel
Sally Spero
44:32
And how to collect money from the full-price kids, especially for meals sent home?
Marc Milton
45:52
What discussions are happening on the national level about funding beyond June 30/after the emergency is lifted? Participation will most likely take a dive once school is back in session, whenever that might be, and expenses are only going to increase (esp. labor).
Miguel Villarreal
46:22
The CN Budget that I submitted in our school district is all based on ASSUMPTIONS of potential funding.
Leyla Marandi
46:59
^ good call Miguel
Stephanie Bruce
47:24
Here is a link to the Ag Committee in DC
Stephanie Bruce
47:28
https://agriculture.house.gov/about/chairman.htm
Stephanie Bruce
47:38
send your wants there
Leslie Pring
47:39
Thank you Meghan for your advocacy! Much appreciated.
Miguel Villarreal
47:45
Thanks Stephanie.
kelly donahue
48:47
Thank you Meghan!
Miguel Villarreal
49:18
Thanks for the clarification Jen on EBT funding.
Marley Nelms
49:29
Thank you, Meghan!
Jacqueline Ibarra
49:49
Thank you for this information! Do you have a link to the 10am webinar?
Stephanie Bruce
50:25
Here is the link for the Senate Ag Committee. The chairman is terming out this next election and will more than likely not get the reauthorization done before he leaves office. https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/
Deirdre Kleske
50:28
Is this flyer available in Spanish?
Jennifer McNeil
50:35
CDE Webinar Today at 10 a.m. Pacific https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7270308839452123918FRAC Webinar Today at 12 p.m. Pacific: https://frac.salsalabs.org/pandemicebtupdateandnextsteps/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=d611c02e-bfec-4fb3-bb2e-c087db07e976
Leyla Marandi
50:54
Here is CDE’s P-EBT update page: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/pandemicebtchildren.asp
Gail Gousha
51:01
I had the EBT translated and will send to Leyla.
Mickinzie Lopez
51:06
Spanish is coming soon
Leyla Marandi
51:11
Thank you, Gail!
Mickinzie Lopez
51:11
Chinese coming soon too
Stephanie Bruce
51:30
Thank you Gail!!!
Rosa Rubio
51:35
Thanks Gail! Can the translated by sent to all today?
kelly donahue
52:21
Thank you Carolyn!!
Stephanie Bruce
53:00
I vote for the "Hey Directors, do what you can to feed the kids" Waiver.
Carolyn Wait Vega
53:13
As with all waivers, your state has to opt in, so check first!
Marc Milton
53:25
I'll second that vote, Stephanie!
Christina Hecht
53:26
Good waiver, Stephanie!
Meghan Maroney
53:30
@Marc Milton, great point, we're working we're working to make this a priority.
Michael Jochner
53:39
I already have it Stephanie, since day #1
Christina Hecht
53:47
:-)
Stephanie Bruce
53:55
Me too Michael! LOL
Gail Gousha
54:15
I will send my EBT translation to Leyla and Jennifer and they will be able to send out to all.
Meghan Maroney
55:58
@jacqueline - Debbie Stabenow in MI and Bobby Scott in VA are friends of child nutrition
Erin Primer
56:28
We were scheduled for AR 3/25 and are now looking at selecting a new date- no on site observation
Jennifer McNeil
57:04
Good Point Carolyn - States do have to opt in to the waivers!!
Jennifer McNeil
57:29
@Steph yes!!!
Jennifer McNeil
59:00
Hi Everyone: How are you dealing with uncertainty? What coping strategies have you developed? (other than wine)
Stephanie Bruce
01:00:33
If I could add a picture to the chat, I would show a picture of all the alcohol in my refrigerator right now. LOL
Holly Hungerford Cocking
01:00:42
YASSSSSSSSSSSS
Leslie Pring
01:01:13
My management team and I have a check in meeting every Tuesday morning, identify the safety focus of the week for training site staff ad talk about growing pains or concerns with this new program. We also have daily updates on meals served at sites to help track. We also focus on simplifying on what we are doing by keeping to out our 3 "S" operations- serving students, safety and staff
Holly Hungerford Cocking
01:01:13
I leave room in my schedule for crying.
Erin Primer
01:01:26
Grace and flexibility is what I’m asking for....and giving...everyone is dealing with a lot right now!
Marc Milton
01:01:32
Read "Mindset" by Carol Dweck
Leyla Marandi
01:01:44
Marc - I love that book!
Stephanie Bruce
01:01:49
@Holly...ME TOO
Leyla Marandi
01:01:53
Stephanie - I get it. It’s not practical to go to the store multiple times right now anyway.
Jennifer McNeil
01:02:15
Love the book recommendations @ Marc!
Leyla Marandi
01:02:27
Leslie… love the framing around 3 S’s. Thank you for being a great leader :D
Sally Spero
01:02:37
I have to accept I am doing a lot fewer things at this stressful time.
Miguel Villarreal
01:03:27
Thanks Mickinzie! These are all great reminders for all of us.
Stephanie Bruce
01:04:04
https://www.apertifcocktails.com The menu changes weekly and is delivered to my door. @Leyla
Stephanie Bruce
01:06:07
I really love your leadership updates Mickinzie. Even us old Directors need a refresh and reminder. You always give me something new to do and be aware of. Thank you
Miguel Villarreal
01:06:48
Thank you for emergency meal service meal tool Kit!! That was extremely valuable during the first week of Covid-19 meal service. Talk about eliminating stress!
Michael Jochner
01:06:52
Thank you Mickinzie!
Jennifer McNeil
01:07:01
Please feel free to unmute yourself, or type into the chat box for discussion!
Stephanie Bruce
01:07:07
Ditto Miguel.
Stephanie Bruce
01:08:39
Bless you Irene!!! This is an apology free zone and we are all here to support you and everyone
Stephanie Bruce
01:09:27
UNIVERSAL MEALS!!!!!
Julianna Roberts
01:09:43
yes this helps a lot and will they USDA and CA be addressing the non-congregate wavier soon... hopefully
Michael Jochner
01:10:46
I've reached out to our Board and asked them for support on our "prep" day, so send the teams pizza or lunches from our local community. Generally board members have a lot of contacts.... My CBO has been purchasing sandwiches for the teams during our "distribution" day. Teams love it.
Jennifer McNeil
01:11:02
Love your Disney background Steph, too. Was Mickey one of the celebs? ;)
Stephanie Bruce
01:13:03
LOL. I wish. I do have a cousin who is an exec at Disney, but I am very careful never to ask him for anything. I am missing my weekend fun at Disney. I usually go once a week...that is my stress relief. The biggest supporter of our program is a landscape architect from Beverly Hills. He donated $60,000
Stephanie Bruce
01:14:01
Thank you Brenda!!!
Jennifer McNeil
01:14:24
And pull your cal pads in May and June to check for CEP eligibility!
Jennifer McNeil
01:15:02
Thanks everyone for chatting and hanging out this morning!
Irene Vargas
01:15:04
Thank you everyone!
Stephanie Bruce
01:15:09
Thank you so much ladies!!
Holly Hungerford Cocking
01:15:10
Thank you!
Eric Holliday
01:15:14
Thank you!
Meghan Maroney
01:15:18
Thanks for having me! and thank you everyone!
Miguel Villarreal
01:15:19
Thank you
Nora Stewart
01:15:24
Thanks for putting this call together! So wonderful!
Deirdre Kleske
01:15:32
Thank you!
Nora Stewart
01:15:37
I love Gail's clapping!