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Community of Practice: Emergency Food Service - Shared screen with speaker view
Jamie Phillips
39:09
Jamie Phillips-Director of Nutrition-Vista Unified- Going on Vacation
Natalie Lareau
39:14
Natalie Lareau, program assistant at F2I Center. My favorite Spring activity is gardening :)
Galina Flury
39:18
Good morning Galina Flury, Green Technical Education & Employment, Program Manager
Robin Hernandez
39:21
Robin Hernandez, No Kid Hungry
Paloma Perez Bertrand
39:24
Good morning! Paloma with LunchAssist
Karina Apodaca
39:25
Karina Apodaca from the Center for Healthy Communities
Nicole Hite
39:27
Good Morning! Nicole Hite, Operations Supervisor for San Dieguito UHSD. I'm looking forward to being outside and hiking more!
Barbara Hughes
39:29
Barbara Hughes, CalFresh Healthy Living Nutrition Policy Advisor, County of San Diego HHSA; stand up paddleboarding!
Abby Halperin | Center for Ecoliteracy
39:30
Morning everyone! Abby Halperin, Policy and Grants Manager at the Center for Ecoliteracy. Excited about spring wildflowers.
DEBBIE AUSTIN
39:34
Debbie Austin, Director of Child Nutrition, Mountain View Whisman School District
Caitlin Merlo
39:34
Hi Everyone. Caitlin Merlo, CDC Healthy School Branch. Looking forward to relaxing in my new hammock.
Alexa Norstad | Center for Ecoliteracy
39:35
Hello, hello! Alexa Norstad, Director of Programs at the Center for Ecoliteracy. I’m looking forward to planting out my vegetable garden this spring.
Brendan Shields
39:35
Brendan Shields, Director of Food Services Magnolia School District. Looking forward to cooking and eating outside, by the pool.
MAUREEN Pisanick
39:36
Maureen Pisanick, Pisanick Partners - preparing our garden for spring flowers and veggie planting
Jill Whittenberg
39:37
Jill Whittenberg, La Mesa-Spring Valley Child Nutrition Director,
Leslie Pring
39:37
Leslie Pring, Nutrition Director, Twin Rivers USD, Sacramento CA. Looking forward to watching baseball!
Celeste Reynoso
39:37
Celeste Reynoso, Student Achievement and Wellness- Orange County Department of Education. Looking forward to biking!
Alyce Hernandez
39:38
Alyce Hernandez Cloverdale food service director
Tara Thatcher
39:39
Good morning everyone - Tara Thatcher with Darlington Snacks, Regional - West. I am looking forward to warm bike rides with my dog!
Sally Spero
39:40
Sally Spero, retired but still school lunch nerd, being able to go to more places since I have both my shots!
Michelle Hernandez
39:41
Michelle Hernandez- Director of Food Service - Carpinteria Unified
Elizabeth Lyon
39:42
Hello! I’m Libby Lyon, Operations Specialist at Fairfax County Public Schools. Can’t wait to go for walks and watch everything bloom!
Cynthia Long
39:46
Cindy Long Loleta Elementary School gardening
Laurel Goins
39:50
Laurel Goins Lucia MAr. Im excited because I got a vaccine appointment!
Debra Jean Garza
39:53
Debra Garza, Parkrose SD Nutrition Director. Luau, Spring Break Meals
DAWN STONE
39:56
Dawn Stone Escondido Union School District
Amber Watson
39:57
Hello! Amber Watson, Director of Nutrition @ Marysville Joint Unified SD; I am looking forward to hiking and kayaking
Chela Cooper
39:59
Chela Cooer, Md State Dept of Ed, School Nutrition Operations. Good morning!
Colleen Robinson
40:04
Colleen Robinson with SDUSD F& N Services
Maddy Moritsch
40:05
Maddy Moritsch, Alliance for a Healthier Generation; excited to get out in the sun
Sandra Banuelos
40:06
Good morning!! Sandra Banuelos Senior Accountant at Lake Elsinore USD
Laura Benitez
40:08
Welcome! Please introduce yourself by typing your name, position, and where you work into the chat box.What spring activities are you looking forward to?
Hollie Hillard
40:18
Hollie Hillard, Sand Creek Elementary, Michigan Looking forward to lake time!!
Michael Ackley-Grady
40:29
Michael Ackley-Grady, CDFA - Office of Farm to Fork, Farm to School Marketplace Lead
Ana Grajeda
40:31
Good Morning Everyone Ana Grajeda Parent Coordinator/Food Service from Los Angeles Academy of Arts & Enterprise
Gina Pierce
40:31
Gina Pierce Nurition Services Supervisor SDUHSD..Hi everyone..
Cassandra Bahr
40:31
Cassandra Bahr, School Lunch Program Director, Elevate School
Joyce Walker
40:39
Joyce Walker- Nutrition Services Supervisor-EDUHSD
Laura Benitez
40:45
Join the LunchAssist community here: https://www.lunchassist.org/join
Vickie Bunnell
40:47
Vickie Bunnell, Curwensville ASD
Susan Dalandan
40:48
Susan Dalandan, Lehigh Valley, PA
Sharon Antiste
40:50
Good morning Sharon Antiste here from Lummi Nation School cook
Rosie Robles
40:56
Rosie Robles, Southern Kern USD Food Service Supervisor
Nancy Deming
40:59
Nancy Deming, Oakland Unified, sustainability mgr, and a few other districts in the bay area. more kayaking!
Sneh Nair
41:00
Good morning .
Christina Cazares
41:15
Christina Cazares-Supervisor-Escondido Union High School District. Looking forward to summer.
Emily Cena
41:24
Emily Cena, Director of Food & Nutrition, Ramona Unified
Geri Lorenzana
41:38
Geri Lorenzana, Mountain View SD Nutrition Specialist, looking forward to hiking.
Alicia Pitrone
41:48
Alicia Pitrone, Student Nutrition Director Escondido Union High School District
Sneh Nair
41:59
Sneh Nair, Nutrition Services Director,San Juan Unified CA
Ana Grajeda
42:06
Hope everyone is doing well
Sarah Doherty
42:09
Good Morning, Sarah Doherty - Nutrition Director at North Monterey County USD
Susan Dalandan
42:12
Looking forward to no more snow and outdoor gardening!
Brian Chiarito
42:37
Brian Chiarito - Director of Child Nutrition at Madera USD
Lisa Seiber-Garland
42:39
Lisa Seiber-Garland, School Nutrition Director for Trenton Special School District. I'm looking forward to being able to travel again.
Rosa Rubio
42:47
Good morning, Rosa Rubio from Calistoga USD
Krysta Williams | Center for Ecoliteracy
42:47
Krysta Williams, Program Manager. I’m really looking forward to wildflower hikes!
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
43:42
Register for next month’s call:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtcu-rqTssGdx7ccEe3sKWk3hWD3_mTj6jRegister for next month’s call:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtcu-rqTssGdx7ccEe3sKWk3hWD3_mTj6jChat box: If there is another topic you’re interested in, please let us know in the chat box.
Deirdre Kleske
43:59
Hello from Deirdre Kleske, County of San Diego HHSA!
Jen McNeil I LunchAssist
44:49
Hi Everyone! Jen here from LunchAssist - so happy to be here with all of you. My favorite part of Spring, like many others, is definitely the wildflowers!
Susan Delgado
45:17
Susan Delgado, Mountain View School District, El Monte, CA
Amanda Bast
45:29
Hello! Amanda Bast from SFE in partnership with Ferguson-Florissant School District in Missouri! :)
Lisa White
45:37
Lisa White, CN Area Supervisor SRVUSD. Love the green hills and spring flowers.
Catherine Paredes
45:38
Hello - Cathy Paredes from Sunny Borrego Springs; Food Service Director for Borrego Springs USD and so looking forward to a Spring Break this year!!
Beth Kujawa
45:48
What is everyone going to do when the waivers expire 6/30? We will have been feeding the community for 17 months straight and then we just stop?
Hank Stelzl
46:27
Hank Stelzl. Bella Mente Academies, Love getting the new season in the garden started.
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
47:17
FoodCorps Action Alert: https://p2a.co/MiBanGs
Ana Grajeda
47:18
I've been doing cooking classes with our parents twice a week Wednesday/Friday 1230-100
Laura Bullene Jacobo
48:07
^Ana that is awesome! Maybe you can share resources next call?
Stephanie Bruce
48:16
Hopeful they will be extended
Ana Grajeda
48:20
yes
Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist
48:52
That's awesome, Ana G! Thank you for sharing, yes! we would love to learn more to share on the next call
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
48:54
FoodCorps Action Alert: https://p2a.co/MiBanGs
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
51:39
Great Tool for CEP: https://www.mealscount.com/#/
Jamie Anderson
53:33
Sorry, I was multi tasking do we have to apply for this waiver?
Stephanie Bruce
53:51
CA has said that we can not use this for renewing our or extending our bids. Have you heard any different for CA??
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
54:56
FRAC’s summary of the Omnibus Funding for Child Nutrition: https://frac.org/wp-content/uploads/coronavirus-response-and-omnibus-act-1.pdf
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
55:12
New SNA Report, School Nutrition Reimbursement and Meals Served in 2020https://schoolnutrition.org/news-publications/news/2021/sna-publishes-report-on-reimbursement-and-meals-served-in-2020/
Laurel Goins
56:02
oh I love a good graph!
Sally Spero
56:17
Not to mention loss of a la carte, catering and other sources of income
Jen McNeil I LunchAssist
56:54
Good point Sally - the additional funding doesn’t cover a la carte, catering, or other sources of revenue
Emily Cena
57:08
Could you please clarify whether those emergency operational cost reimbursements are specific to Child Nutrition, or will be paid to the District (Fund 1)?
Jen McNeil I LunchAssist
57:20
@Jamie - no waiver for you to apply for
Jen McNeil I LunchAssist
57:49
@Emily - this will be paid to Fund 13 and allocated as restricted funds that cannot be used for sources outside of the Child Nutrition Programs
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
58:46
Read more about the reports from the Center for Ecoliteracy and the School Nutrition Association on California school meal budget deficits: https://www.californiafoodforcaliforniakids.org/covid-19-increases-school-meal-budget-deficits-california
Jen McNeil I LunchAssist
59:19
@Stephanie - the emergency procurement cannot be used to extend or renew a bid… it has to be a NEW one time contract and NEW emergency non-competitive solicitation. Its just a minor nuance in how your phrase it. But it cannot be used to extend - it must be a new one time emergency non competitive procurement, but it can be with an existing vendor….
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
59:29
To learn more about the School Meals for All advocacy efforts, read the Center for Ecoliteracy’s press release: www.ecoliteracy.org/media
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:00:20
If you would like to support School Meals for All in California, please (1) send quotes that can be used in advocacy and media efforts to abby@ecoliteracy.org or drop them into the chat with your name and school district and (2) sign and send a support letter to Senator Skinner at: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/support-sb-364-school-meals-for-all?source=direct_link&
Kim Andreasen
01:01:05
This would be spoecific for California. The federal funding is the biggest chunk of our funding on meals. Is California looking to pay us what we get Federally and State funding?
Jamie Anderson
01:02:33
Love the veggies meals we use a lot too! Your meals look great!
Amy Hedrick-Farr
01:03:23
Erin is sa rock star!!
Jen McNeil I LunchAssist
01:04:08
^ so true!
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:04:38
Chef Ann Home Recipe Video Series https://www.chefannfoundation.org/knowledge-center/home-recipes
Abby Halperin | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:04:59
@Kim, great question! Yes, the details are still be worked out, but the idea is that California would first help school districts maximize any available federal programs (like CEP) and then make up the difference of what you’d normally get from state and federal funding so that schools can provide all students with free meals.
Emma Finn
01:05:07
Friends of the Earth is also offering direct technical assistance for school districts looking to increase plant-forward menu items!!
Emma Finn
01:05:16
email climatefriendlyfood@foe.org
Emma Finn
01:05:42
WOW! We love to see it :D
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:06:13
What new thing are you wanting to try this month?
Hank Stelzl
01:06:45
So amazing. So glad to see this type of food out there.
Erin Primer
01:06:52
Thank you Krysta - LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
Erin Primer
01:07:21
We're celebrating National Nutrition Month with a drive-thru BINGO event!! This will be NEW & FUN!
Rebecca Ward
01:07:22
super excited for the plant forward cooking classes!
Hank Stelzl
01:07:22
Family cooking classes with more bean protein. Stews/soups etc.
Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist
01:07:23
At home - I’m trying roasted radishes! I don’t like raw radishes, but they taste completely different when they are roasted and drizzled with a little honey!
Laurel Goins
01:07:23
Great job Erin!
Mary Mathieu-Ruiz
01:07:31
Jen is the funding you were eady submitted last fall?
Hank Stelzl
01:07:40
Roasted radishes are delish.
Rebecca Ward
01:07:53
almost all of my team will be fully vaccinated by march 22nd :)
Hank Stelzl
01:08:32
chilled pasta/soba noodles with a thai lime sauce and fresh veggies this month's cooking it up class recipe.
Krysta Williams | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:09:02
@Jamie, that’s great! What are some favorite veggie recipes from your district?
Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist
01:09:07
@Hank that sounds delicious
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:09:18
Miguel Cadrona, new Secretary of Education: 5 Point Plan for Safe Reopening https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/03/02/covid-19-back-to-school-plan-education-secretary-miguel-cardona/6885515002/
Mary Mathieu-Ruiz
01:09:21
Let me try again. Is the funding you were talking about in the beginning of the call in addition to the claim / funding we submitted last fall?
Hank Stelzl
01:09:40
@paloma Thank you. I could share my recipe if you send me your email
Tara Thatcher
01:09:51
Side note - I haven't received the follow up emails the last few calls
Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist
01:10:04
paloma@lucnhassist.org, thank you!
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:10:10
Please share how school reopening is going for you! Have you found strategies that work well for your schools? What model are you using and why?
Dr. Robert Lewis
01:10:22
Drive thru only
Stephanie Bruce
01:11:13
Grab and Go as students leave campus
Nancy Deming
01:11:14
we are taking our breakfast in the classroom model and updating for improvements.
Amy Hedrick-Farr
01:11:14
getting ready, opening next week
Celeste Reynoso
01:11:19
Meal distribution amongst bus routes
Jennifer Mattocks
01:11:29
What menu item are you using to celebrate earth day?
Jess Simonson | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:11:30
Thanks for flagging, Tara. I will follow up with you 1:1 about follow up emails!
Kat Soltanmorad
01:11:33
Second reopening as of Feb 1. Offering hybrid on campus meals in the classroom at all campuses (2 days a week/half days). Moving to 5 days a week in a couple of weeks. Curbside, neighborhood deliveries once a week with 5 days of meals continue.
Diane Sharpe
01:11:35
We have been open since September 9th! Virtual learners as well. We provide frozen , hot on campus and drive through.
Emily Cena
01:11:46
We have been open in a blended model since October. Students attend in-person 2 full days per week (cohort A or B), and learn from home 3 days. We serve breakfast and lunch on campus to those who are present. On the one day each week when no students attend, we do drive-through weekly meal bags.
Emily Cena
01:12:37
^and yes, we only give 5 days in our meal bags
Tanya Harter
01:12:56
Is anyone whos back in school providing fresh fruits and veggies on garden bars?
Cherrity Leyson
01:13:05
we provide a daily bag breakfast, off campus we provide a 7 day meal bag kids on campus take 5 days home at the end of the first on campus day
Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist
01:13:11
@Mary MR, the funding is separate from the Prop 98 Disaster Claims and the supplemental 75 cent rate increase if those are the ones you are referring to
Catherine Paredes
01:13:13
BSUSD began in person Hybrid Model in October with Distance Learning as an alternative, District Wide. In December, the District went to 4 days a week for all student already on campus and promptly closed campuses due to some positive COVID cases. In the 3rd week of January, the Hybrid Model was offered and this week the District has returned to 4 days a week with Distance Learning as an alternative. As far as meal services, it's been a continual roller coaster!
Susan Dalandan
01:13:17
Kids in school are getting and eating meals in classroom. If anyone needs to move class to class, it is the teacher.
JILL LAWSON
01:13:29
From Texas here.. We have been on campus since August. We have virtual students and open sites. Each campus has a different meal model and we have been successful in our feeding models and have ZERO Covid illnesses in the last month!
Dr. Robert Lewis
01:13:30
Our drive thrus are open every day at every school
Emily Cena
01:13:32
@Tanya -- we don't have any self-service items (no salad bars, no condiment pumps, no self service milk coolers)
Cynthia Long
01:13:46
Hybrid model grab n go breakfast for those on campus rest included on meal kits 5 day meal kits include distance learner breakfast, 5 day of lunch & FFVP snack
Jennifer Herrold
01:13:58
Serving on site since August/September with virtual learners. Simplied choices daily and 2 week cycle menu for OVS. Breakfast in classroom for all and K-8 eating lunch in classroom while High School in cafteria
Nancy Deming
01:14:05
Green Schoolyards America will be having a section on meal service for outdoor service released soon. Many of these can be used for a classroom and grab n go set ups.
Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist
01:14:05
@Jill WOW! Thank you for sharing. Thanks for sharing everyone!
Mary Mathieu-Ruiz
01:14:32
@Paloma, yes that is what I was referring to. Thank you. Where can I find more information? I had just signed on. Mary
Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist
01:15:18
@mary we can send more information on the call follow-up resources
Becky Woodman
01:15:36
We continue with all distance learning. Delivering meals via bus route 2 days per week 5 meals total. As we move in to phase 1 hybrid learning. We will continue with home deliveries. No more than 1 hour 55 minutes of instructional time spent on campus.
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:16:16
School Nutrition Checklist - CDChttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community/schools-childcare/School-Nutrition-Checklist.pdfSafely Distributing School Meals during COVID-19 - CDChttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/safely-distributing-meals.html
Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist
01:16:58
@mary, here is also FRAC’s summary of the Omnibus Funding for Child Nutrition:
Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist
01:17:15
https://frac.org/wp-content/uploads/coronavirus-response-and-omnibus-act-1.pdf
Stephanie Bruce
01:21:51
LOVE Donna Martin!!!!!!!!!!!!
Laurel Goins
01:22:10
Can Confirm Donna is amazing!
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:22:18
School Nutrition Checklist - CDChttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community/schools-childcare/School-Nutrition-Checklist.pdfSafely Distributing School Meals during COVID-19 - CDChttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/safely-distributing-meals.html
Brianna Dumas
01:22:42
Will let you know when the other resources post!
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:23:00
We’re excited to be a part of the March issue of Served Digizine! https://served-digizine.com/PolicyPulse
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:23:52
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gkwab7ZizmOXjTefYY-Q_hY3P6Tzk05F7GhoebuMANs/edit?usp=sharing
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:24:29
Cafeteria Team Checklist: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kgltIW1lu1KFzmxxlLjVhZIDDJ84s8zD/view?usp=sharing
Nancy Deming
01:24:48
Sharing the link where the outdoor meal service resource will be on Green Schoolyards America: https://www.greenschoolyards.org/creating-spaces
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:25:04
HACCP Plan Supplement: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mwMNgQUmbgpc4F5E-7kgrcUw3zYp2gaPMR56eIUThqk/edit?usp=sharing
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:25:40
Culinary Institute of America | Global Plant Forward Culinary Summit https://t.e2ma.net/message/09kpke/cvhqzt9
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:26:13
CDFA| Farm to School Network Conference https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/cafarmtoschoolconference/
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:26:49
Eatright.org
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:27:13
Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/programs/school-gardens-grant
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:27:27
CDE: NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sn/mbsnp032021.asp
Jen McNeil I LunchAssist
01:27:29
Hi Everyone - we will transition to Q&A in a few moments, so feel free to pop any questions into the chat box, especially if you have any questions for our wonderful guests, Neha and Brianna!
Erin Primer
01:27:35
Celebrate NNM with SLCUSD! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MZ6-RGh9EwbZ0QHmNoU5QeW494Nhqyzw/view?usp=sharing
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:28:32
Use your favorite emoji in the chat if you’ve seen or experienced burnout.
Patty Keane
01:29:10
For Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members, the Academy is requesting stories about federal nutrition programs to support our advocacy efforts, so would be great to hear stories from this group about child nutrition programs. You need to be a member to submit, but an Academy member can submit on behalf of a non-member. Here’s the link: https://www.votervoice.net/EATRIGHT/Surveys/6539/Respond
Bethany Markee
01:29:35
We are returning to school 3/9/2021. I find talking with each principal and reviewing our plan for each school has proven to be helpful. Sometimes simple is best :)
Maddy Moritsch
01:32:12
To help food service professional foster self-care and wellness with their staff, Healthier Generation has a 2 part webinar to called Fostering a Culture of Wellness, Gratitude, and Self-Care: Strategies for Food Service Directors (Part 1) https://www.healthiergeneration.org/app/resources/853
Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist
01:32:24
🥺 @laura hard to use emojis if using zoom in the computer 🥺
Maddy Moritsch
01:32:45
Fostering a Culture of Wellness, Gratitude, and Self-Care: Strategies for Food Service Directors (Part 2): https://www.healthiergeneration.org/app/resources/854
Susan Dalandan
01:32:53
What are tumbleweed projects? That's a new term to me!
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:33:01
Agreed - different question - how have you energized your team? What do you find is effective for them?
Jen McNeil I LunchAssist
01:33:22
@Bethany - you are so right. Simple is best! Those 1:1 conversation are gold. Nice work, chef!
Susan Dalandan
01:33:41
@Paloma, it is on the bottom of the screen, a pop-up labeled reactions.
Laura Benitez I Center for Ecoliteracy
01:34:18
We see resilience from farm-to-school procurement and community partnerships. What else are you doing now that could be an advantage later?
Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist
01:34:28
@Susan, ahh reactions! awesome, thank you
Hank Stelzl
01:34:38
change up from sitting to standing with your computer or laptop. i like 20-20-20 2o minutes work 20 second break look 20 feet away
Maddy Moritsch
01:35:00
If you are interested in talking self-care with your staff, this wellness wheel might help facilitate the conversation: https://api.healthiergeneration.org/resource/967
Emily Cena
01:35:05
In CA, has there been any guidance yet regarding the emergency operational costs? I'm wondering if I missed something...
Susan Dalandan
01:35:20
@Hank, I like that, but I like the 20 minute break! lol
Jacqueline Deadmore
01:35:26
I'm in California - we serve curbside B&L 5 days a week. What can I do to be able to serve suppers in the to-go bags? We also have kids on campus 4 days a week. Would I be able to offer them suppers?
MAUREEN Pisanick
01:35:59
Thanks all - great content as always! More free recipes available @ https://www.nutrismartnetwork.com/virtual-training
Jess Simonson | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:37:02
**If anyone else is not receiving follow-up emails, please send me a private message or an email to krysta@ecoliteracy.org**
Debra Jean Garza
01:37:19
Additional information on Emergency Operational cost reimbursement?
Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist
01:38:29
Does anyone have any specific questions for the CDC team?
Catherine Paredes
01:39:57
Does a District need to be participating in CACFP to offer supper?
Emily Cena
01:40:02
@ Paloma -- I'd love to hear their thoughts about whether it is realistic to expect school to go back to "normal" in the Fall. With students at school 5 days a week.
Lori McCoy
01:40:10
For the CDC, is there a template of talking points that we can share on websites, etc. to let parents know that the CDS backs the safety of school meals? That explains there is no evidance of contrcting the virus from food or food packaging? It is one thing to say it to parents, but they would trust it more coming directly from CDC
Jill Whittenberg
01:40:12
Want to confirm that for CACFP dinners that I'm sending home via drive thru I need a roster from my surrounding districts or can I use my POS? CA cde contact didn't give me a good answer.
Sarah Prince
01:40:25
it is waived for now
Sarah Prince
01:40:37
give them handouts to take home
Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist
01:40:50
@Catherine - yes, you do need to be operating CACFP to participate in supper
Susan Dalandan
01:41:17
Here in PA, our districts are providing take home enrichment materials from partners (fire safety from the Fire Department, library things, etc.) and also offering on-line virtual enrichment activities.
Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist
01:41:35
Jill - a district roster that includes your schools should be sufficient
Fausat Rahman-Davies
01:42:07
Hi everyone. We have had our CACFP Audit and we offered online enrichment activities and have handouts. We also have signage at meal pick up locations as to where the enrichment activities can be found.
Jill Whittenberg
01:42:30
Thanks Mickinzie, for every Monday's handout correct?
Fausat Rahman-Davies
01:43:02
Also, check with your sites cause many teachers are offering tutoring options for students. :)
Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist
01:43:15
@Jill - you shouldn’t need to get a new roster every week. Just pull one district roster and keep it on file for your next audit. :)
Adriana Lopez
01:43:22
I am in a district in California. For those of us in with students learning in-person 2 half-days per week, is it allowable for us to serve meals curb-side only on a daily basis to meet the daily meal requirement for in-person learners?
Fausat Rahman-Davies
01:43:50
We are in Rialto, CA just for reference.
Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist
01:44:07
@Adriana - the students need to have access to the meals on their own campus, so as long as they can access the meals without having to go to another campus, that should be fine
Susan Dalandan
01:45:26
The only studies I have seen on virus exposure through food were veterinary and customs documentation for large scale frozen handling (like bulk imported frozen seafood). This was discussed at some length by state departments of agriculture at their winter policy conference.
Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist
01:45:26
Thank you @Fausat for sharing!
Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist
01:46:33
^ to add @Adriana, at the last CDE TownHall meeting, they answered this questions:Q. Should meals served to students on campus be To go sack lunches?A. Schools can continue to offer meals to go, even if students are receiving instruction on campus. However, itis not a requirement that meals are provided to-go only.
Tara Thatcher
01:47:31
Is anyone doing something different next week for National School Breakfast Week?
Susan Dalandan
01:47:38
If anyone is interested, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture just released a NASDA Food Security Tool Kit, a resource for state commissioners, secretaries and directors to partner with communities:https://www.nasda.org/news/state-department-of-agriculture-leaders-set-goal-to-end-hunger-in-the-united-states
Rebecca Ward
01:47:59
would you please send out some talking points for the Emergency bid process Jenn just covered? I could not write fast enough! :)
Catherine Paredes
01:48:16
Is there an emergency procurement bid form available on CNIPS download forms?
Laura Bullene Jacobo
01:48:18
Since we can't do 'lucky tray' we are doing 'lucky car'
Michael Jochner
01:48:22
Working with local donut shop to give away local donuts (free) for parents who drive through our distribution sites!
Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist
01:48:23
@Rebecca we are going to send the webinar recording + chatbox!
JILL LAWSON
01:48:47
We are using USDA Blueberries to make homemade blueberry cinnamon rolls.
Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist
01:48:48
@Rebecca - yes, we can also share a handout :)
Jamie Anderson
01:49:03
We are going to wear costumes
Tara Thatcher
01:49:18
That's nice Michael!
Tara Thatcher
01:49:46
Love these ideas. Thank you for sharing ^
Michelle Hernandez
01:49:57
what funding do you use for that? costumes, prizes, etc.
Jessica Ortega
01:50:27
I'd like to know about the funding as well for the costumes and prizes and donuts!
Adriana Lopez
01:50:27
Thank you Jen and everyone else for your input. :)
Cherrity Leyson
01:50:28
our school is mall enough that we hand them to the students as they exit the classroom
Michael Jochner
01:50:41
Office supplies.
Michelle Hernandez
01:51:02
thanks Michael
Chela Cooper
01:53:00
Can Kristina K share that produce market box pack list for the 7 day spring break meal distribution?
Chela Cooper
01:53:59
Thank you!
Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist
01:54:02
Yum, yum seasonal strawberries!
Jen McNeil I LunchAssist
01:54:17
I just want to be mindful of time. We scheduled to end at 10:15 PT/1:15 ET. Thank you all for the wonderful discussion and community today. We love this group and are going to stay on a bit longer to continue the discussion.
Kristina Kraushaar
01:55:10
Kristina Kraushaar Rialto Unified School District kkrausha@rialtousd.org
Fausat Rahman-Davies
01:55:11
Great job Kristina. She is from Rialto Village in California>:)
Ana Grajeda
01:55:39
Great Job Kristina Keep up the Awesome work
Brianna Dumas
01:55:51
Thank you for the opportunity to share out and hear all the amazing work!
Kristina Kraushaar
01:55:58
Thank you Ana. We have a great leader.
Brianna Dumas
01:55:59
Thank you for having us!
Brianna Dumas
01:56:00
So inspiring!
Tara Thatcher
01:56:12
Thank YOU all! :)
Jen McNeil I LunchAssist
01:56:13
Big thank you to Neha and Brianna! Looking forward to connecting with you both again soon!
Hank Stelzl
01:56:14
Thank you so much
Ana Grajeda
01:56:17
We love inspire stay safe
Michael Jochner
01:56:19
Thank you CDC for all your support.
Jen McNeil I LunchAssist
01:56:20
And big thanks to Abby as well for the updates!
Sarah Prince
01:56:22
Thank you for the updates.
Rebecca Ward
01:56:31
thank you all!
Fausat Rahman-Davies
01:56:37
Great meeting and very informative! Thank you everyone.>:)
Becky Woodman
01:56:54
Thank you very imformative discussion.
Sharon Antiste
01:56:54
Thank you have a great day