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Community of Practice: Emergency Food Service - Shared screen with speaker view
Paloma/LunchAssist
05:12
Welcome! Please introduce yourself by typing your name, position and where you work into the chat box. What is one thing you’re grateful for this week?
Deirdre Kleske
05:34
Deirdre Kleske, County of San Diego HHSA - WAIVERS!
Abby Halperin | Center for Ecoliteracy
05:37
Good Morning! Abby Halperin, Assessment and Grants Manager from the Center for Ecoliteracy. Grateful for the USDA Waivers!
Robert Lewis
05:43
Hello! I am grateful for resourceful colleagues this week.
Kristie Summers
05:45
Hello all, from Lakeside California, you have Kristie and Leigh Ann with you today.
Stephanie Bruce
05:46
Hello all. Stephanie Bruce, Palm Springs USD. I am grateful for my Amazing Staff!!!
JIm Koulias
05:49
Hi I’m Jim Koulias, with the Center for Ecoliteracy. I’m very grateful for the recent $80M addition to the budget!
Erin Primer
05:52
Morning! Erin Primer here from San Luis Coastal! I'm grateful for FREE meal waivers this week!
Brendan Shields
05:53
Hi, Brendan Shields from Magnolia School District in Anaheim, CA. Happy to be feeding kids , no matter where they are from!
Amanda Mascia/SDHunger Coalition
05:53
Amanda Mascia/Hunger Free Kids Manager/SD Hunger Coalition. Grateful for fresh squeezed orange juice and dog snuggles!
Cynthia Long
05:54
Cindy Long Head Cook/Food Service Manager at Loleta Elementary School
Melinda Nguyen
05:55
Melinda Nguyen, Nutrition Specialist, Texas. I am grateful for my team.
Stephanie urena
06:01
Hi Everyone,
Catherine Paredes
06:01
HI, Catherine Paredes from Borrego Springs USD, CA here...I'm grateful for air conditioning!!
Angelica Castanon
06:02
Angelica Castañon, Sr Policy Analyst, NEA, D.C.
Kursten Orr
06:05
Kursten Orr, child nutrition lead at Vallecitos School in Rainbow (northern San Diego County). I am grateful for a wonderful support system!
Amy Glodde
06:08
Amy Glodde with No Kid Hungry
Valeria La Rosa
06:08
Hola! Valeria La Rosa, Sr. Program Manager, Life Time Foundation. I'm grateful for collaboration
Cathy Moen
06:09
Cathy Moen Robla School District Food Service Director. I am grateful for the USDA waivers
Jennifer Parenteau
06:09
I am Jennifer Parenteau - I work for the Oregon Dept of Education School Nutrition; I am grateful for creative passionate people serving children
Erica Lee
06:10
Erica Lee, Robla ESD in Sacramento. Grateful for this community!
Cassandra Bahr
06:13
Cassandra Bahr, Elevate Charter School, Grateful for waivers and my awesome lunch helpers!
Amanda Jacobs
06:14
Amanda Jacobs Harmony USD waivers!
Devin Kavanagh
06:14
Devin Kavanagh-Food Service Director at Target Range School. Grateful to have kids back in school!
Suzanne Yamanishi
06:15
Hello Suzie Yamanishi from Southside School in Hollister, Waivers!
liz crook
06:16
Hi all it’s Liz Crook from Lake Elsinore. I am grateful I have a job 😞
Laurel Goins
06:17
Laurel Goins, Director Food SErvices Lucia MAr Unified I am gratefull for WAIVERS Feed all the kiddos!!!
Miguel Villarreal
06:18
Miguel from San Ramon Valley USD. Grateful for smart people!!
Monica Drazba
06:19
Monica Drazba, CalFresh Healthy Living, UC Yolo County. I am grateful for clear (smoke free) skies this week
Terry Brown RD SNS
06:19
Good Morning Everyone. Terry Brown from K12 Food Pros.
Laura Burns
06:20
Laura Burns, Virginia Department of Education
Karen Brown
06:22
Good morning, everybody. I’m Karen Brown, creative director of the Center for Ecoliteracy. I’m grateful the fires are currently under control.
gail gousha
06:22
Gail Gousha, San Diego Hunger Coalition. Grateful for friends and family
JIm Koulias
06:24
Alexa Norstad, Director of Programs at the Center for Ecoliteracy, and very grateful for the snatches of clean air we’re getting.
Stephanie urena
06:25
Stephanie Urena from LEUSD
Angela Adkins
06:27
Angela Adkins, Nutrition Director Trimble County Kentucky. I am grateful that the USDA agreed to free meals for all.
Regina Salmon
06:29
Regina Salmon, Fortuna High, CA, Food Service Manager
Sally Spero
06:31
Sally Spero Lakeside Union. Grateful for my great staff!
Nora Stewart
06:32
Hello everyone, Nora Stewart from Farm to Institution Center in San Diego County. I am very grateful for this great community and all of you!
Christina Hecht
06:33
Hi everyone, Christina Hecht, UC Nutrition Policy Institute. Grateful to all of you for your leadership and teaching!
Amanda Bast
06:37
Good morning! Amanda Bast, Nutrition Coordinator for SFE in partnership with the Ferguson Florissant School District.
Patty Gallagher
06:39
Hi. Patty Gallagher from Roseland School District. Grateful that the waivers passed
Anne Norris
06:39
Anne Marie Norris FS director Windsor Unified
Alexandra Magallon
06:42
Alexandra Magallon, DUSD, Dietetic Intern. Grateful for family and DUSD staff.
kristen tekell
06:43
Kristen Tekell, Sonoma Valley, Program Manager
Anne Norris
06:50
Grateful for the waiver!
JUNE RICHARDSON
06:52
June Richardson - Ravenswood City School District Child Nutrition Education Department. It's a brand new day!
Noi Whitener
06:53
Good Morning My name is Noi Whitener ( Food Service Manager ) for Chawanakee Unified School Dist. I'm grateful for No fires in my mountain Community, and the Seamless Summer Program feeding begining Sept. 8th!
Leslie Pring
06:56
Leslie Pring, Twin Rivers USD, Nutrition Services DIrector!
Melissa Ulam
07:02
Good morning, all! Melissa Ulam, Manager, Clovis Unified. I'm grateful for our amazing team of food service workers who have been sooo flexible.
Emily Penner
07:03
Hi All. Emily Penner, UC Irvine School of Education.
Jacqueline Deadmore
07:06
Happy Friday Eve everyone! I'm Jacqueline Deadmore, Food Service Director at Oroville Union High School District. Thankful for my staff who want to feed as many children as possible and continue to come to work with a smile and positive attitude
Linda Haas
07:19
Good morning, Linda Haas, Food Service Coordinator from Petaluma, California
Kari Johnson
07:33
Good morning, Kari Johnson with the Lunch at the Library Project, CA. Grateful for fresh air and less smoke from fires.
Ka Kiu Anthony Au Yeung Au Yeug
07:42
Morning, I am Anthony Au Yeung. a dietetic internship from Illinois State University
Leyla Marandi
07:44
Welcome, welcome!
Debbie Tamblin
07:54
Good Morning Debbie Tamblin Food Service Director WIlliamsburg Independent School District Williamsburg, KY
Rosa Rubio
08:08
Good morning, Rosa Rubio from Calistoga JUSD.
Paloma/LunchAssist
08:17
Good morning everyone! welcome!
Lily Ivanov
08:44
GM! Lily from Downey USD. Grateful we can feed anyone 18 and under now!
Lida Gaines
08:56
Lida Gaines, Evergreen SD- San Jose, CA. I am grateful for the staff I work with everyday!!
Maddy Moritsch
09:13
Good morning! Maddy Moritsch, Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Grateful to be able to get outside and move my body!
Edna Victorio
09:15
Good morning, my name is Edna Victorio and I am a dietetic intern from Oakwood University.
Christina Cazares
09:23
Christina Cazares from Escondido, CA
Krysta Williams
09:23
Good Morning everyone!
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
09:37
Hi Everyone - we are grateful for all of you. Seriously you amaze us every day!
Stephanie Bruce
09:43
Boy is that true!!!!
Deborah Kravitz
10:07
Good Morning! I am Deborah Kravitz from Del Norte Unified School District, Crescent City
Stephanie Bruce
10:09
Thank you Mickinzie...your sessions are always so helpful and appreciated
Paloma/LunchAssist
10:45
Registration link! https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upYtde-uqTIp5W3YWMxHDzNjEWcAj6n7Fg
Laura Burns
10:49
Do you have any recommended resources for giving gratitude and mental health for nutrition staff?
Suzanne Lugotoff
13:12
Can we get what districts are doing when they promote as "Curb Side?" Do parents get out of the car and que up in line in their car? Or, Does Curb Side mean to you - CNS is loading into peoples cars??
Emily Cena
14:16
Emily Cena, Director of Food & Nutrition, Ramona Unified School District. Grateful for free meals!
Stephanie Bruce
14:43
Oh I LOVE THAT Graphic. Great job Twin Rivers
Laura Bullene Jacobo
14:45
How are districts serving multiple times per day under SSO and ensuring no duplicate meals are served since we no longer have POS.?
JUNE RICHARDSON
15:02
Curbside is to pop up trunk for CNE to drop in or back seat. Contactless and physical distancing.
Lida Gaines
15:21
You
Paloma/LunchAssist
15:24
Thank you for sending your questions, if not answered throughout the call there will be some time for discussion at the end :)
Brook Stephenson
15:30
we use the bus drive thru and people stay in their cars and we hand them meals.
JUNE RICHARDSON
16:29
Our delivery is we call the family to make sure they are home and then let them know that they are there to drop off the meals in front of their doors.
Brook Stephenson
16:49
Under seamless summer option can we serve for the holiday or is it like NSLP where meals are not reimbursable if there is not an instructional day?
Stephanie Bruce
17:09
So proud of Trieste. These videos are GREAT
JUNE RICHARDSON
17:19
SSO includes holidays and weekends - to my understanding.
Maddy Moritsch
17:36
Alliance for a Healthier Generation is exploring making a resource for self-care for food service staff. Since food service has been front line heros for the entirety of the pandemic we definitely know that it is time to see some resources specific to them! Please let me know what needs you are seeing with your staff and what would be helpful topics to explore!
Cassandra Bahr
17:39
You all are amazing!
Leyla Marandi
18:43
SO MUCH GOODNESS!
Julianna Roberts
18:47
LunchAssist and you all are great resources
Paloma/LunchAssist
19:02
What impact do you see with your community now that waivers are extended?
Noi Whitener
19:50
Hopefully more student and community participation.
Susan Dalandan
20:11
This is PA guidance - don't know what your state says: Further guidance has been requested from USDA to verify if SSO and SFSP meal service is dependent or contingent on instructional days. Therefore, at this time, DFN advises only providing meals under SSO or SFSP for instructional days until further guidance is provided by USDA.
Stephanie Bruce
20:50
CA will be providing guidance on their Tuesday at 2 Zoom call
Paloma/LunchAssist
22:07
Thanks, Noi! we hope student participation increases as well.
Paloma/LunchAssist
23:21
www.lunchassist.org/join → select the FREE community membership to join our listserv!
Emily Cena
23:51
In CA: If we only have approval for 19-20 SSO at some sites, but we now are serving at all sites, how should we claim them? Should we just enter all meal counts in the sites that have 19-20 SSO approval?
JUNE RICHARDSON
23:55
@Paloma is Lunchassist located in CA?
Anna Severns
24:01
no word on if SFSP and At-Risk can run in tandem, right?
Candace Jackson
24:06
If a school district has already started their program under NSLP - can they switch over to SSO or SFSP? Using the new waiver?
Debbie Tamblin
24:06
no weekend or holiday meals allowed in Kentucky just got off the phone with my SFSP rep
Paloma/LunchAssist
24:07
Will be releasing a checklist for this transition, so if you haven’t already - please sign up for our LunchAssist Community membership which is our free membership
Paloma/LunchAssist
24:09
www.lunchassist.org/join → select the FREE community membership to join our listserv!
JUNE RICHARDSON
25:12
What is the parental consent for home delivery?
Paloma/LunchAssist
25:53
Question for all of you: What strategies are you using to encourage families to return meal applications in light of distance learning and no meal charging?
Michael Jochner
26:28
MHUSD is placing over 1200 personalized phone calls.
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
26:36
^ amazing
Debbie Tamblin
26:48
we had the parents sign the form at drive thru registration
JUNE RICHARDSON
26:55
Social Media
Valerie Weivoda
27:09
Principals including the meal application in registration paperwork.
JUNE RICHARDSON
27:17
Neighborhood group pages and texts to families
Stephanie Bruce
27:19
We are CEP, but before we switched we would market the benefits of completing the form. Flyers, emails with pictures of what classrooms have received as a result of receiving the meal applications.
Ericka Solis
27:20
Phone calls for appointments at the meal site pick-up to assist with forms.
Laurel Goins
27:26
You have to be careful with incentives. fund 13 can not be used to by prizes ect
Paloma/LunchAssist
27:28
Would love to hear from the strategies you are using :D thank you for sharing all your ideas!
Christina Hecht
27:28
June, here’s the form Palo Alto Unified is using for home delivery, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9gO9hiJaE3OkVapF66zyMzVS4XlTJ-X9D5-gN9JjuqWLdaQ/viewform
Paloma/LunchAssist
28:34
What other outstanding questions do you have regarding the latest waiver flexibilities?
Amanda Mascia/SDHunger Coalition
28:55
Waiting for flexibility update on Parent/Guardian waivers :)
Anna Severns
29:23
Texas' TDA had townhall yesterday and explained that USDA has asked the states to submit questions to help drive their guidance. They showed us some of the 45 questions they are submitting and all these outstanding questions are on the list. they are doubtful about swapping NSLP meals out for SSO meals for reimbursement.
Paloma/LunchAssist
29:49
CALL TO ACTION!Members and Nonmembers can join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by taking action here: https://www.eatrightpro.org/advocacy/take-action/action-center?fbclid=IwAR2f6XlZlKWzjeyv0fUP60akdL_UPTOkQUWI9uUCc-LWfMwC39UQhtcyDU4
Paloma/LunchAssist
30:08
That's for the AND
Paloma/LunchAssist
30:25
And here is the action alert from FoodCorps:
Paloma/LunchAssist
30:27
ake the Pledge for School Food and stay in the loop with Action Alerts from FoodCorps: https://p2a.co/YfNSzfz
Ericka Solis
30:55
Please send the link to the CA Survey once again.
Ericka Solis
31:14
Thank you in advance.
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
31:17
Survey for CARES act march: https://surveys2.cde.ca.gov/s.asp?k=159597647284
Erin Primer
31:20
GREAT NEWS!
Paloma/LunchAssist
31:42
Survey report on school food budget deficits: https://www.californiafoodforcaliforniakids.org/survey-report-school-food-budget-deficits-during-covid-19
Paloma/LunchAssist
32:16
About reopening...Have your schools reopened for in-person learning? If not, has your district provided a projected date?
Francoise Debost
32:42
no and no date
Erin Primer
32:45
Only small groups (special education) so far
Debbie Tamblin
32:48
virtual through at least 28 Sept.
Amanda Bast
32:51
We’ve reopened only virtually
Angelica Castanon
33:00
Virtual in DC
Sarah Prince
33:01
Opened staggered A/B August 10th.
Paloma/LunchAssist
33:06
thanks for sharing!
Emily Cena
33:06
We don't have a date yet, but we are loosely hearing "maybe within the next 4 weeks"
Stephanie Bruce
33:09
No...and if the Governor stops moving the bar, we might be able to nail down a date
Barbara Neilly
33:10
In Bar Harbor, Maine in person will be Sept 28th- remote will be from Sept 8-25
Melissa Ulam
33:17
still distance learning. Will open as soon as Fresno County is off the watch list
Sally Lane
33:23
Opened on August 7th and operating 5 days per week on campus.
Regina Salmon
33:23
We have reopened, in person, virtual and hybrid
Kristin Hilleman
33:32
9/28 phased reopening through 10/13 at Capistrano USD in South OC California
Lida Gaines
33:36
Evergreen SD Distance/ December
Sarah Prince
33:47
Allow students to choose in-person or virtual. Starting Sept 8th - All students in building on MT and RF. All Virtual on Wednesdays
Catherine Paredes
33:55
I think the link sent to the CARES survey may be incorrect - please send again.
Suzanne Yamanishi
33:55
no date yet, re-evaluated every 6 weeks, staying distance for the time being
JUNE RICHARDSON
34:02
Ravenswood City School District - distance learning until end of October and will reassess
Susan Dalandan
34:07
Most of our schools in northeastern PA are stating look at COVID-19 rates in late November or at December holiday break and then make a decision.
Cynthia Long
34:10
distance with revisit in Oct
Paloma/LunchAssist
35:02
Thanks Catherine, let me get the right link and resend
Anna Severns
35:18
for schools that have switched to SFSP/SSO already, are you serving only your enrolled students or are you able to feed anyone in community already?
Catherine Paredes
35:54
Thanks Paloma - you're the best!!
Stephanie Bruce
36:17
Not switching until we hear from state on Tuesday
Paloma/LunchAssist
36:45
Survey for CARES act:
Paloma/LunchAssist
36:48
https://surveys2.cde.ca.gov/s.asp?k=159597647284
JUNE RICHARDSON
36:53
SSO for entire community 18 yrs and under.
Michael Jochner
36:56
Everyone! Let the state come talk to me!
Stephanie Bruce
37:19
Michael, I LOVE IT!!
Angela Adkins
37:53
Kentucky we are switching from SSO to SFSP and currently we are all virtual.
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
38:26
I think Michael and Steph are kindred spirits
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
38:38
Safety Precautions will be sent out in the call notes!
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
40:41
Fran I know the mayor of SF was looking at first week of October, but that may have been the city and not the county. I’ll bet you’ll be hearing more about the county soon since about to be on Tier 2.
Paloma/LunchAssist
41:36
What menu planning strategies are working well for your schools? How about farm to school strategies?
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
41:42
Thanks for sharing, Kristin @Capo. Are they bringing back elementary first? (Also, *my alma mater* yay)
Sally Spero
42:45
Worried that the outbreak at SDSU will move us back a tier. No parties kids!
Francoise Debost
43:01
Leyla,, I am in South San Francisco unfortunately...
Emily Cena
43:15
^ me too, Sally. eek
Michael Jochner
43:19
https://www.thebottlebox.com/
Paloma/LunchAssist
43:21
What other menu ideas are working for your schools?
Stephanie Bruce
43:54
Thank you Michael! Great resource
Kristin Hilleman
43:57
@Capo we will be bringing back Special Ed then Elementary then Middle then High school
Barbara Hughes
44:03
In San Diego county, if you need nutrition education resources please contact me at Barbara.Hughes@sdcounty.ca.gov
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
44:29
Thanks for sharing, Kristin, that makes sense. Wishing you best of luck as thing scale up. That is exciting.
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
44:49
Great recipes available at the Lunch Box from Chef Ann Foundation. https://www.thelunchbox.org/recipes-menus/recipes?s=eyJwYWdlIjoxLCJzZWFyY2giOiJiZWVmIiwiY2F0ZWdvcnkiOm51bGwsInNvcnQiOiJuYW1lIiwiZm9ybWF0IjoiY2FyZCJ9
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
45:34
^^ yes these are wonderful
Paloma/LunchAssist
46:31
If you have any specific fruit/vegetable that you would like to see added to the calculator please let us know!
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
46:43
Bulk Produce Calculator - LunchAssist: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TjmVktN--rN0HXuWWVvdaa-GA7Ox89cl0UcZ-oACvvo/edit#gid=0
JUNE RICHARDSON
46:57
FFVP is providing us fresh fruit and vegetables. But reaching out to community partners have provided us with Fresh Fruit and Vegetable donations supporting local farms since March.
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
47:12
Dominic Machi in Mt. Diablo is vending to his local senior meals on wheels program — the meal pattern isn’t far off from child nutrition meal patterns.
Paloma/LunchAssist
47:29
That's awesome June, thanks for sharing
Paloma/LunchAssist
47:43
Civil Rights training: www.lunchassist.org/civilrights
Paloma/LunchAssist
47:47
Civil Rights training: www.lunchassist.org/civilrights
Paloma/LunchAssist
47:55
Check it out! :D
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
48:09
^ see Paloma in action on the Spanish lesson!
Paloma/LunchAssist
48:54
Training is available in Spanish - by yours truly :)
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
49:05
Stop Waste has a lot of really neat educational resources: stopwaste.org
Stephanie Bruce
49:29
How are people feeding in classrooms and allowing teachers to have their breaks???
Paloma/LunchAssist
49:34
https://foodcorps.org/recapping-our-virtual-town-hall-school-meals-during-covid-19-and-beyond/
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
49:37
CSPI Procurement Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SchoolSurveyCSPI
Paloma/LunchAssist
49:41
Link to the recording above
Amanda Mascia/SDHunger Coalition
49:44
GREAT question, Stephanie!
Clarissa Hayes
50:10
USDA-FNS will be joining our FRAC webinar next week - just a quick update :)
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
50:19
^ that’s great, Clarissa!!
Paloma/LunchAssist
50:35
All Registration links for each of these will be in the follow-up email.
Stephanie Bruce
50:38
We are currently measuring MPR's and can fit about 45 students at a time in the MPR
Emily Cena
50:52
^ Stephanie, we do not plan to serve in classrooms. Once students return to campus, we will stagger meal times in the cafeteria so kids come pick up meals and take them outside to eat (weather permitting). Will use MPR as our back-up.
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
51:13
Don’t miss Tuesday’s at 2 by CDE on Sept 8: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/tuesdaysat2webinar.asp
Stephanie Bruce
51:16
Same here Emily. Thank you
Amanda Mascia/SDHunger Coalition
51:33
Fight, flight or freeze.
Amanda Mascia/SDHunger Coalition
51:39
All in for the sacred pause! :)
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
51:43
*channeling this mood*
Stephanie Bruce
51:59
Boy have I taken a few Pauses!!!
Miguel Villarreal
52:01
I'm so proud of NFSN for stepping up to address Racial Justice. I hope everyone has signed on to their webinar.
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
52:04
Collective deep breath guys!
Paloma/LunchAssist
52:22
Let's stop and breathe...1...2...3
Eric Holliday
52:50
Yes deep breathing, and journaling have been very effective through all of this.
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
53:10
^ yes, journaling too :) thank you for sharing, Eric. That’s another good strategy to pause & assess.
Stephanie Bruce
53:20
And having a county of amazing Directors like you Eric to talk each other off of our ledges
Emily Cena
53:35
I'm spending my commute listening to podcasts about the enneagram. :)
Brook Stephenson
53:35
Is there a little to the number of meals we can serve at one time under SSO-is anyone limiting them?
Jennifer Parenteau
53:37
does anyone have a SOP for bus delivery?
Paloma/LunchAssist
53:39
Journaling sounds fun, thanks Eric. Any other strategies you'd like to share?
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
54:08
Do you have any recommended resources for giving gratitude and mental health for nutrition staff?
Amanda Mascia/SDHunger Coalition
54:17
Subscriptions to Headspace
Molly Stenberg
54:30
The menu planner looks excellent - will the link be available soon
Cynthia Long
55:03
Is it mandatory to go to SSO or can we remain with NSLP/SBP?
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
55:09
That sounds amazing Maddy!
Amanda Mascia/SDHunger Coalition
55:17
Create a quiet outside, shaded area for nutrition staff to relax and take a breath!
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
55:24
@Cynthia - no it is not mandatory
Victor Carranza
55:27
Thank you!
Eric Holliday
55:32
Not mandatory you always have a choice and doing what is in the best interest of your district and your students
Molly Stenberg
55:47
We have been using short meditations found on YouTube - they are short and very good
Melissa Manning
56:01
Matt Upton has a morning Facebook Live inspirational post and has about a hundred in his archive
Amy Hedrick-Farr
56:02
Maddy, This would be amazing. We have the COVID stress and now fires. This would be so helpful
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
56:12
Molly & Melissa — that’s so nice!!
Anna Severns
56:13
SNA has a webinar on Sept 16 called 'taking care of yourself and your students: coping with pandemic crisis & loss' might be helpful?
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
56:19
^ Ditto re: Matt Upton - he’s such a great person!
Michael Jochner
56:27
"Pop the trunk"
Suzanne Lugotoff
56:43
Thank you!
Susan Dalandan
56:46
FYI, partners in child nutrition, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture is adopting (today) a seventh guiding principle embracing equity, diversity and inclusion in their work, and has entered into an agreement with National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences to welcome more minority students into agricultural policy careers.
Christina Cazares
57:00
We serve from drivers side using carts.
Michael Jochner
57:20
allows us to check their trunk for other districts food too.
Angelica Castanon
57:21
Meridian point tapping helps with anxiety https://www.healthline.com/health/eft-tapping#treatment
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
57:23
That’s really neat, Susan. If you end up having an formal announcement on that, pls share with us :)
Noi Whitener
59:15
Are most Grab N Go meals as far as entree's going out in a frozen state and just heating the entree's for the daycare and / or Pod classses that are on site.
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
59:35
(Or planning to work around that)
Sarah Prince
59:58
Our district has applied for a waiver for duty free lunch
Dylan Hatami
01:00:06
If we started with NSLP for the first 2 weeks of school and then switched to SSO, does it get claimed under NSLP or SSO?
Eric Holliday
01:00:08
I think it will depend on each sites collective bargaining agreement with teachers
Noi Whitener
01:00:16
What was the question again.
Jennifer Gonzales
01:00:17
Noon aides and any other staff available will be asked to supervise
Sarah Prince
01:00:18
and is rotating which groups eat in the classroom and cafeteria
Julianna Roberts
01:00:28
this would be great to help folks focus on self care..I know we all say it.. you need to take care of yourself first so you can help others or keep going...also helping us identify and pause to appreciate the blessing in disguise
Jennifer Gonzales
01:00:32
Other duties as needed will be used
JUNE RICHARDSON
01:00:33
Need to do two claims one for NSLP and other for SSO
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:00:35
The question was : How are people feeding in classrooms and allowing teachers to have their breaks???
Noi Whitener
01:00:47
no
Jennifer Parenteau
01:00:53
does any one have a bus delivery SOP??
Dylan Hatami
01:00:55
Thank you June
Maddy Moritsch
01:01:24
If you are seeing specific Food Service staff needs for self-care/mental health/gratitude, and would like to help inform resource development with what you are seeing - email Madeline.Moritsch@healthiergeneration.org
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:01:52
Thank you so much Maddy!!! much needed!
Laurel Goins
01:01:53
SSFO can get a letter from your county migrant coordinator that states that you have migrant students and they will be using the meal program. This will allow 3 meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner
JUNE RICHARDSON
01:01:56
Our NSLP was from August 26-September 1. And our SSO started yesterday. So will claim separately.
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:02:08
Maddy I know that CDC did some coping w/ stress pieces on their website, and KP had some for Thriving Schools. It would be neat to adapt them for nutrition services. Let us know if you ever want to brainstorm :)
Vanessa Diaz
01:02:12
so we can do Cacfp with enrichment programs online
Nancy Rostomily
01:02:44
will the attendance for the school distance learning cover as the roster?
Gail Gousha
01:02:46
I think you are correct Jen.
Michael Jochner
01:02:57
I'd urge everyone to get ahead on hybrid or in person learning order of supplies. Avoid national shortages of thermal bags, carts, etc.
Noi Whitener
01:02:59
We begin our SSO on Tuesday 9/8 and no longer with NSLP, as we signed the waiver
JUNE RICHARDSON
01:03:17
CACFP yes as long as enrichment program OFFERED on line. Students have OPTION to participate and don't have to participate
Amy Glodde
01:03:35
how do you get a sign in sheet for CACFP enrichment?
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:03:41
Thanks for these clarifications, June.
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:03:44
Good point, Michael. Any recommended supplies?
Vanessa Diaz
01:03:58
Thank you
Diane Drooger
01:04:00
The students still have to sign in for CACFP if we decided to do it during SFSP/SSO? A roster?
Melissa Ulam
01:04:15
for those of you serving only once a week: is your staff working less?
JUNE RICHARDSON
01:04:25
No roster for CACFP - just need to prove that enrichment program is offered in curriculum
Erin Primer
01:04:49
We have a preorder form for our weekly meal kits - we ask for child name and birthdate to ensure they are under 18 and will give as many meals as you have kids.
JUNE RICHARDSON
01:04:57
Document procedure and have it available for audit purposes
Stephanie Bruce
01:04:58
Yes Melissa. Our staff is on call 3 days and working 2 days. They have to log in for training each day though and are Absent with no pay if they do not
Noi Whitener
01:04:59
For SSO Program we will use the tally sheet, we did use a roster when we are on the NSLP
Cathy Moen
01:04:59
we ask the family to bring the big family once and show us they have 8 students then moving forward we are ok
Michael Jochner
01:05:00
MHUSD Staff works 2 days Student Nutrition, 3 days for the district.
Maddy Moritsch
01:05:04
Layla - would be happy to work together on this to make a food service specific training, I'll email you and the Lunch Assist team
MAUREEN Pisanick
01:05:20
Koodos to all of you! Love from OHIO for a continued safe and successful start to school! Took away some great ideas from our Cali friends :)
Erin Primer
01:05:27
preorder form :)
Maddy Moritsch
01:05:45
Gratitude Resource: https://api.healthiergeneration.org/resource/706
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:05:57
Yay Maureen! Thank you for joining from Ohio. Your CN task force has been inspiring us, too.
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:06:01
Follow-up email includes the chat-box! thanks for your participation, this is awesome!
Susan Dalandan
01:06:10
Remember, you do not have to be under 18 if you are in disability learning. Then, I believe it is 21. Please do not leave out this community that is often in the greatest need.
Karen Fontenette
01:06:15
If we are trying to avoid contact, getting signatures goes against this
Robert Lewis
01:06:16
We have three color coded checkoff sheets. Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:06:42
Thanks Susan, absolutely.
JUNE RICHARDSON
01:06:49
tally sheet is adequate for CACFP
Noi Whitener
01:07:01
Susan thank you your absolute correct!
Susan Dalandan
01:07:04
In Pa we don't use a sign in sheet, use a tally (Check off) sheet
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:07:10
Thank you Stephanie!!!
Valerie Weivoda
01:07:11
Food Handler has an amazing resource for COVID SOPs including bus delivery
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:07:22
Oh great! We’ll link that, too, Valerie
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
01:07:24
Susan and June thank you for sharing that. Yeah I think we need to push back with CDE on this… :)
Noi Whitener
01:07:28
age 21 for the disability, on the SSO
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:07:47
Food Handler actually has some amazing SOPs, come to think of it.. let me find the link..
Amy Hedrick-Farr
01:08:48
As long as a student is enroll in special education we feed 2-22 years old.
Cassandra Bahr
01:08:51
We are currently operating under NSLP and only serve lunch. If we switch to SSO, do we have to include breakfast as well as lunch?
Anna Severns
01:08:58
Texas is saying YES claim NSLP under NSLP and if you switch to SSO/SFSP, claim those meals under SSO/SFSP
Eric Holliday
01:09:11
Tuesday at 2 we will have more clarity from CDE. Hopefully, they have had two days to pivot quickly, so hopefully by Tuesday afternoon we get more clarity.
Susan Dalandan
01:09:13
PA is handling the same as TX
Laura Bullene Jacobo
01:09:15
How are districts serving at multiple times and ensuring program integrity of duplicate meals?
Noi Whitener
01:09:19
Thank you Valerie!
JUNE RICHARDSON
01:09:21
CA our technical rep from CDE confirmed for us to claim NSLP and separate SSO
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:09:42
Here are the Food Handler COVID 19 SOPs: https://schoolfoodhandler.com/covid-19-resources/
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:10:31
Don’t miss Tuesday’s at 2 by CDE on Sept 8: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/tuesdaysat2webinar.asp
Susan Dalandan
01:11:04
In PA the tally sheets are by child name.
Erin Primer
01:11:13
Equivalent of 4 - 10s
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
01:11:25
^ Susan that makes sense - I would call that a roster
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:11:28
Stephanie had mentioned about her team
Erin Primer
01:11:33
I give them Fridays off - they work their FTE in 3-4 days
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:11:38
Oh there she is! :) Thanks Stephanie!
Suzanne Yamanishi
01:11:54
Same hours... but only 2 of us... just my aide is only 3 days but same hours
Christina Cazares
01:12:04
same hours. scratch cooking to help with keeping everyone busy.
JUNE RICHARDSON
01:12:15
Ravenswood City School District is doing the same as Stephanie Bruce district
Leslie Montano
01:12:30
Same hours
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:12:35
Very good, Christina. We’re hearing that folks are using extra staff capacity to cook.
Frances Gonzalez
01:12:44
Our district is working their full contract hours. We serve 2 days a week and scratch cook so 3 days goes to production
Stephanie Bruce
01:12:55
Smart Christina!!!!!
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:14:39
I know a lot of folks are seeing big bumps in participation w/ waivers. Have you gotten any feedback from families yet about having access to more meals, and just the overall process being easier?
Suzanne Yamanishi
01:15:17
We request a google form survey to order ahead of time and then use that roster... we make a few extras in case someone else shows up....
Erin Primer
01:15:43
Grateful families who can now feed ALL their kids, not just students
S. Dmngz
01:16:10
While serving SSO is it okay to run out or must we provide to all our students?
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:16:19
Thank you for everything you do, Erin <3
Erin Primer
01:16:21
Charter school families who can now eat with us are very happy too :)
Emily Cena
01:16:24
Many families in our district are confused, since we had just explained that they would have to pay. Now we are trying to explain that's not the case.
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:16:49
^ that also makes sense, Emily. It’s hard to start one way and then shift.
Stephanie Bruce
01:16:52
We send people to other sites nearby
Michael Jochner
01:16:55
^yup
S. Dmngz
01:17:30
Thanks!
Erin Primer
01:17:33
Ask for a preorder and then offer an open pick up time for no shows meal to be given out (i.e. 9-1pm for preorders and 1-1:30pm for those without an order)
Noi Whitener
01:18:00
How are some of you getting meal counts in for each day? This is something I think about quite often, especially if the teachers don't have time to send in meal counts from their students who are doing virtual learning.
Noi Whitener
01:18:47
yes
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:18:47
What time frame is working best for parents? I have heard many shifting meal service times since parents are increasingly going back to workplaces. Would be interested to hear how things are going.
Anne Norris
01:18:49
I am using the MySchoolBucks "web order" form for pre-orders
Noi Whitener
01:19:01
thank you
Noi Whitener
01:19:08
no your not
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:19:10
And if you have any ideas to improve communication with families -> switching from pay to free (again), please share, that seems to be real challenge :/
Regina Ocampo
01:19:15
We are not getting any meal counts from teachers at this time, we have to estimate what we need each day
Christina Cazares
01:20:03
Mondays 11:00-12:30 and Thursdays 11:00 to 12:30 and an afternoon 3:30 to 5:00
Noi Whitener
01:20:07
Thnaks Regina that's what were doing now, I was just hoping to see if there's other positve ways other than what were doing now.
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:20:30
Another AMAZING call!!!! thank you so much for joining!
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:20:37
the chat box was on fire!!!
Eric Holliday
01:20:42
Thank you for another great call!
Kristie Summers
01:20:43
Thank you! Great info shared today
Noi Whitener
01:20:48
we do have school bucks thank you I'll check if thats an option for us.
Stephanie Bruce
01:20:49
Thank you! so appreciate all the wonderful information.
Brenda Ruiz
01:20:53
thank you!
JUNE RICHARDSON
01:20:56
We were 1000-1pm but when school started we have two sites 8am-2:30pm and three sites 8:30am-1:30pm - increased meals
Debbie Tamblin
01:20:58
Thank you for the info
Amanda Jacobs
01:20:58
Thank you so much for all the great information!
Stephanie Bruce
01:21:00
Makes me feel sane!
Anna Severns
01:21:00
thanks so much!
Anne Norris
01:21:03
Thank tou so much for all the resources!!
holliday arnett
01:21:06
I missed part of this meeting but what I was able to hear thank you!Again great info and meeting!
Molly Stenberg
01:21:09
Thanks so much
Laura Burns
01:21:10
thank you so much!!
Erica Lee
01:21:11
Thanks everyone!!!
Julia Burdick
01:21:23
this was my first time joining one of these calls, and it was one of the most useful calls I've been on recently, so thank you!
Noi Whitener
01:21:35
I really appreciate all of you feels great to know where all in this together!
Michael Jochner
01:21:38
LunchAssist and Center for Eco ROCK!!
S. Dmngz
01:21:46
thank you ladies!
Ericka Solis
01:21:52
Do you have a clearer list of recommended training courses for staff and directors? I'm looking for a more easily referenced page.
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:21:54
Thank you ALL!
Erin Primer
01:22:05
THANK YOU ALL!! Always great!
Ericka Solis
01:22:12
Any listing of recommended training courses and flow of courses is helpful.
Angela Adkins
01:22:14
Thank you All!
Noi Whitener
01:22:17
McKinzie, Jen, and Leyla Great communication.
Ericka Solis
01:22:58
Will do. Thank you.
Ericka Solis
01:23:11
Your guidance is so much clearer than the CDE webisite pages.
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:23:18
https://www.lunchassist.org/civilrights
Noi Whitener
01:23:25
I'm so interested in these trainings for my staff, I'll reach out!
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:23:27
Link to Civil rights training
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
01:23:34
Free Civil Rights Training: https://www.lunchassist.org/civilrights
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
01:23:42
Thank you June!!
JUNE RICHARDSON
01:23:51
:)
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:23:51
Don't forget to breathe :)
JUNE RICHARDSON
01:24:39
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9gO9hiJaE3OkVapF66zyMzVS4XlTJ-X9D5-gN9JjuqWLdaQ/viewform
JUNE RICHARDSON
01:24:44
Here you go
Kristin Zellhart
01:24:51
Thank you everyone for your tips and to CEL and Lunch Assist for organizing such useful information! Best of luck to everyone this fall!
Noi Whitener
01:25:12
Our district just made one up, because we couldn't find one fron the USDA.
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:25:55
Thank you Kristin!
Ericka Solis
01:26:19
Your templates are beautiful! Thanks sincerely for all of your hard work.
Suzanne Yamanishi
01:26:23
this is awesome, thank you to all of you
Leyla Marandi | Center for Ecoliteracy
01:26:30
Thank YOU!
Paloma/LunchAssist
01:26:33
Have a great day! Take care.
Jen McNeil, LunchAssist
01:26:41
Thanks all take care!