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Community of Practice: Emergency Food Service - Shared screen with speaker view
Jennifer McNeil
18:37
Welcome! Please introduce yourself by sharing your name, position and where you work. What is one way you’ve tried to be mindful this week?
Colleen Robinson
19:24
Colleen Robinson with SDUSD-Business Operations Supervisor for Food Service and Dawn Ahlers -same position joining too.
Christina Hecht
19:46
Good morning! Christina Hecht, Senior Policy Advisor, UC Nutrition Policy Institute. Mindful … remembering to take deep breaths while outside!
marley nelms
19:52
Marley Nelms, Director of Nutrition Services, San Diegutio Union High School District....mindful of my staff contributions and selflessness during this time....serving the public.
Heather Berkoben
19:52
Heather Berkoben, Dairy Council of California
Leslie Pring
19:52
Hi! Leslie Pring, Director of Nutrition, Twin Rivers USD (Sacramento). Trying to start my day with 5 minutes of quietness with my coffee and not looking at my phone right away.
kristen tekell
19:57
Kristen from SVUSD - trying to be mindful about slowing down when you can slow down
Tammy White
19:57
Hi, Tammy White, San Jacinto Unified, Director of Nutrition Services. Reminding myself to eat breakfast....
Jane Banister
19:59
Jane Alvarado-Banister with the Center for Wellness and Nutrition a program of the Public Health Institute.
Sally Spero
20:08
Sally Spero, Lakeside . Taking a nap listening to the wind blow
Kat Soltanmorad
20:12
Kat Soltanmorad, Director of Food Svcs & Dietitian for Tahoe Truckee USD. Mindful to leave work on time to play with my toddler at home, taking time to enjoy the forest together.
Katie Dooley
20:19
Katie Dooley-Hedrick, Associate Director, No Kid Hungry CA
Karla Adeshakin
20:27
Good Morning, Karla from Columbia Public Schools, Columbia, MO. I have tried to remember we are all at different places - in many ways.
Anna Severns
20:28
Anna Severns, Revolution Foods
Nick Anicich
20:31
Hi Everyone—Ashton Braun here from Silo, I am the founder and CEO. Taking time to get outside each day.
anita ruiz
20:40
Anita Ruiz Healthy Schools Program Manager, Healthier Generation
Jacqueline Ibarra
20:41
Amanda Mascia / San Diego Hunger Coalition / Hunger Free Kids Manager - Mindfulness = JUST got done meditating!
Jennifer Reno
20:47
Jennifer Reno - Preferred Meals
Nick Anicich
20:48
Good morning all! Nick Anicich from CDFA office of farm to fork. I’ve been meditating, soaking the sun like a lizard, and making to-do lists to help me focus on one thing at a time
Erin Primer
20:50
Morning! Erin Primer here from SLCUSD! Working remote has been a challenge, but my family has helped me remember to take care of me (like eating meals together) when I normally just skip taking care of me and work through meals 🤪
Jennifer McNeil
20:56
Good morning! Jen here from LunchAssist! Welcome everyone! I am trying to take a few minutes to take deep breaths this week and “relax into uncertainty.”
Patricia Baugus
20:56
Good Morning to ALL! Trish and Judy from Calaveras USD, California
Nora Stewart
21:05
Nora Stewart- Farm to Institution Center at Community Health Improvement Partners in San Diego - taking long walks every day!
Stephanie Bruce
21:08
Good Morning everyone. Stephane Bruce, Director of Nutrition Services, Palm Springs. I take a long walk with my dog every day and get some fresh air.
Mickinzie Lopez
21:08
Good morning, everyone! Mickinzie Lopez from LunchAssist. I’ve been taking a 30-min walk/jog every morning and listening to a podcast. Not the most meditative, but getting outside while still being productive feels good. :)
Maddy Moritsch
21:13
Maddy Moritsch, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, mindful moments during yoga practice
Lori McCoy
21:23
Lori McCoy, Director of Food Services and Registered Dietitian for Colonial School District in Pennsylvania
Holly Hungerford Cocking
21:31
Holly Hungerford Cocking, Director of Nutrition Services, Springs Charter Schools - taking pictures of my growing baby vegetables every day like a crazy person
Janelle Manzano, San Diego Unified
21:36
Janelle Manzano San Diego Unified - Long bike rides and walk with my puppy!
Jackie Hemann
21:42
Jackie Hemann, FoodCorps California
Emily Pia
21:48
Emily Pia - No Kid Hungry, Washington DC
Kari Johnson - Lunch at the Library
22:06
Good morning - Kari Johnson with Lunch at the Library
Rosa Rubio
22:09
Good morning, Rosa Rubio director of food services form Calistoga JUSD mindful of staff and self care.
Leyla Marandi
22:11
Welcome, welcome!
Debbi Dodson
22:21
Debbi Dodson, Carton Council live from San Diego.
Diana Bejarano
22:32
Diana Bejarano, CFHL Orange County with America On Track
Stephanie Bruce
23:06
Thank you Brenda!!! You have been a GREAT resource for P-EBT
Erica Lee
23:11
Erica Lee, Student Wellness Coordinator with Robla School District
Leyla Marandi
23:46
Thank you Natomas USD for the incredible photo!
Vince Caguin
23:59
Vince from Natomas USD Sacramento
Robert Lewis
24:00
Hello from Santa Clarita, CA
Estelle Hobson
24:18
Estelle Hobson-Nutrition Assistant, Kairos PDX ,Portland Oregon
Tammy White
24:22
Thank you for sharing what the P_EBT form will look like for our parents to fill out...huge help!
Brenda Ruiz
24:27
Brenda Ruiz, Sacramento Food Policy Council
Katie Bark
24:29
Katie from MT Team Nutrition, Bozeman Montana
Heather Berkoben
24:41
The MyPlate activity in this picture is free from Dairy Council of California, htroska@dairycouncilofca.org
Dawn Ahlers
24:47
Dawn Ahlers, Food Services Business Operations Supervisor San Diego Unified School District
Parisa Mohammad
24:55
Parisa from Fullerton SD in CA
Jennifer McNeil
24:56
And photo of the awesome staff at Natomas USD!
Frances Montoya
25:08
Frances Montoya-Director of Nutrition Services at Vaughn Charter in the San Fernando Valley Looking for ways to decompress while having so much work to do. But feeling very good about the work we all are doing every day.
Jennifer McNeil
25:12
Welcome everyone from everywhere! If you haven’t already feel free to say hello in the chat box. Also, what is one way you’ve tried to be mindful this week?
Valeria La Rosa
25:29
Valeria La Rosa, Life Time Foundation
Marc Milton
25:35
Marc Milton-Director of Food Services, Downey USD, CA
Kat Soltanmorad
25:42
Hi Valeria!
Leyla Marandi
26:02
Link to register for June calls is here! https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upYtde-uqTIp5W3YWMxHDzNjEWcAj6n7Fg
Jennifer McNeil
26:29
Leyla, Mickinzie and I are practicing self care by transition to every other week calls! :) We hope you will still join us on June 4 and June 8, same time and place!
Stephanie Bruce
27:02
Those are beautiful!!!
Susan Dalandan
27:06
Susan Dalandan, Lehigh Valley Food Policy Council, PA, getting outside every day for mind-clearing
Jacqueline Ibarra
27:06
Daily meditation! :)
Kat Soltanmorad
27:17
Thanks Stephanie!
Kat Soltanmorad
27:38
The bell peppers were donated by Safeway Truckee
Jennifer McNeil
27:52
Beautiful salads, Kat and Partners! :)
Stephanie Bruce
27:54
Great job Kat.
Noi Whitener
28:11
that is awesome with the donations of fresh produce.
Rebecca Ward
29:09
Good Morning all! Rebecca Ward from Acalanes Union HS dist. Happy to be joining you all
Jennifer McNeil
30:10
Wow shout out to Madera!
Noi Whitener
30:11
Noi Whitener ( F.S.M. ) here from Chawanakee Unified School District, greta to join in.
Kat Soltanmorad
30:13
Awesome Madera!
Christina Hecht
31:08
Fantastic work, everyone!
Stephanie Bruce
31:09
Love that infographic. Keep going, you will reach that million meals soon!!
Jennifer McNeil
31:17
In this photo, the person on the right is from nutrition, the rest are other staff and volunteers
Leyla Marandi
32:04
Small but mighty team!
Michael Jochner
32:12
Army of One!
Nora Stewart
32:14
What a great team!
Elizabeth Vaughan
32:55
whoopwhoop!!!
Leyla Marandi
32:57
Woohoo!
Jennifer McNeil
34:20
Hi Everyone - we usually try to mention that this call is for everyone from everywhere - but we do focus a bit on California specific topics. So for those of you from out of state we are so happy you are here and hopefully there is still lots of helpful info for you shared!
Mickinzie Lopez
37:37
Sorry everyone for the screen change! Clicked the wrong keyboard! :D
Jennifer McNeil
38:25
Wow, this sounds great. Feel free to ask any questions to Silo.
Mickinzie Lopez
38:44
Nick - how to people access this platform?
Jennifer McNeil
39:00
www.usesilo.com
Leyla Marandi
39:14
We’ll send lots of follow up details on this for folks who are interested. Thanks Nick and Ashton!
Nora Stewart
39:15
I am interested in learning more about silo
Linda Prescott
39:34
i'm interested in learning more about silo
Erin Primer
39:34
interested
Erica Lee
39:38
Definitely interested!
Michael Jochner
39:42
silo.com?
Jennifer McNeil
39:50
www.usesilo.com
Rebecca Ward
39:51
interested
Robert Lewis
40:12
Interested.
Jennifer McNeil
40:24
You can reach out to Nick directly as well nicholas.anicich@cdfa.ca.gov
Jennifer McNeil
40:33
Thanks Nick!!
Jennifer McNeil
42:32
Group Question: What questions about safety and public health guidance do you still have? Also - do you have a plan for flushing water at your school district?
Kat Soltanmorad
43:48
How about face shields versus cloth masks?
Christina Hecht
43:57
Hi everyone, be sure to pay attention to the need to deal with the stagnant water in school’s pipes - Leyla just mentioned this - a hazard both for Legionnaire’s disease and for lead (if there is any lead in your plumbing).
Kat Soltanmorad
44:26
We are looking at staggered schedules, distance and on site to keep distance.
Kat Soltanmorad
44:32
We need waivers for the fall please.
Jennifer McNeil
44:56
Good point Christina! Make sure M&O doesn’t forget to flush taps in the kitchen and cafeteria. Has anyone spoken to the M&O about about this yet?
Kat Soltanmorad
45:01
we likely will not have cafeteria lunch meals all in the classroom, home deliveries and grab and go.
Jennifer McNeil
45:20
What types of meal service options are you planning for during SY 19-20 in your district?
Stephanie Bruce
45:25
Ditto Kat.
Anna Severns
45:57
is anyone running into an issue with reimbursement for CACFP At-Risk Suppers after the 'official end date' of your school districts vs. the extension of waivers to June 30?
Kat Soltanmorad
45:58
we can't plan unless we have an idea about waivers especially for mealtimes, meal patterns and more.
Stephanie Bruce
46:07
All of them Jennifer! Classroom, grab and go, curbside, and possible various pick up sites
Noi Whitener
46:19
Ditto, Kat
Stephanie Bruce
46:20
Ditto again Kat!
Stephanie Bruce
46:38
I send an email weekly to my state and federal legislators.
Catherine Slomka
47:05
Hello, I received confirmation from CDE we can serve CACFP through June 30th.
Sally Spero
47:09
Big challenge is that districts don’t have plans yet
Noi Whitener
47:45
Challenge Indeed, Sally!
Sally Spero
48:02
Also plans are being discussed that are technically possible but not financially possible
Anna Severns
48:10
good to know, Catherine. Thanks!
Stephanie Bruce
48:11
CACFP not alligning with the others is really frustrating!!!!
Anna Severns
48:48
so true, Stephanie! and so confusing
Catherine Slomka
49:21
FFVP pick up unfortunately only applies if that school is still open. I received confirmation if the school closes the funds are frozen :(
Stephanie Bruce
50:22
SPEND THE MONEY! LOL
Leyla Marandi
50:31
I think CDE applied for a waiver on serving FFVP at different sites, if I am remembering correctly from their webinar last week.
Stephanie Bruce
50:47
Tell your CNC that those students are being served via another location.
Catherine Slomka
50:57
Awesome, thank you Leyla!
Robert Lewis
51:16
How does P-EBT help our direct sert numbers?
Catherine Slomka
51:26
I did and they said I was not allowed to spend the money...very sad and strange
Leyla Marandi
51:38
Yes — it’s still pending Catherine. But fingers crossed.
Catherine Slomka
51:45
Yes! :)
Stephanie Bruce
52:04
And confusing and frustrating Catherine!!!
Stephanie Bruce
52:12
We are in the same boat. I will push too.
Stephanie Bruce
53:35
Jennifer, your cheat sheets have been so helpful. Thank you!!!
kristen tekell
55:18
Would it be possible to see some examples of what districts are doing for this procedure? Please send sample policy!
Leyla Marandi
55:40
We’ll make sure to share that with you, Kristen! Others are welcome to share templates or ideas with us as well.
Catherine Slomka
55:51
Yes, so helpful! Thank you.
Patricia Baugus
56:11
We are very interested in viewing your sample policy, thank you!
Robert Lewis
56:27
Hi Katie!
Rebecca Ward
56:31
Yes, I am interested in seeing other districts plans for parent pick up please
Katie Bark
56:44
We in Montana would love to see the parent policy too. Thanks in advance
Leyla Marandi
56:51
OK :) Sounds like sample policy is popular so we will include on this round of follow up info.
Linda Prescott
57:05
Yes, I would love have see sample policies regarding parent policy pick up.
Leyla Marandi
57:21
If anyone has additional sample policies they would like us to share as well, please send our way.
Jennifer McNeil
57:59
Welcome Katie! Feel free to type in any questions for Katie in the chat box.
Mickinzie Lopez
58:30
Thanks, Parisa!!
Parisa Mohammad
59:20
Here is our procedure for maintaining program integrity using rosters or a meal pick up card. It was approved by CDE.
Leyla Marandi
59:46
Serious shout out to NKH securing grants and sharing them out in record time during a time where it’s so needed.
Lori McCoy
59:46
Are the grants you are referring to only for California?
Parisa Mohammad
59:49
Now making sure principles/sites are using it is another challenge ;)
Stephanie Bruce
01:00:39
Thank you Parisa!! Always a wealth of information. So appreciate you.
krysta williams
01:00:51
points
Jennifer McNeil
01:01:02
Contact Info: Katie Dooley-Hedrick kdooley@strength.org
Parisa Mohammad
01:01:03
Happy to help :)
Jennifer McNeil
01:01:25
Katie - is there an action alert we can share yet?
Katie Bark
01:01:26
Thanks to NKH - just heard yesterday that Montana NKH gave out support/grants in 300,000 thus far
Leyla Marandi
01:01:49
If you could tell your state and federal elected officials one thing right now, what would it be?
Jacqueline Ibarra
01:02:28
Extend P-EBT and make it open for newly eligible families
Jennifer McNeil
01:03:14
Awesome thank you! We will share action alerts with this group as they come in!
Lori McCoy
01:03:23
Area eligibility waivers as well as increased funding for items such as packaging and new delivery systems
Kat Soltanmorad
01:03:38
State/Feds: Extend Waivers through the 20-21 school year AND provide school meal programs HERO funds for pandemic related costs OUTSIDE of CARE, FEMA etc.
Stephanie Bruce
01:03:56
I tell them weekly that we need to continue flexibilities to allow us to serve our students in new and creative ways as we do not know what is going to happen.
Sally Spero
01:03:57
We could lose school meal programs entirely as thousands of programs go broke. Don’t think it cannot happen here.
Jennifer McNeil
01:03:59
^kat - spot on!
Kat Soltanmorad
01:03:59
WE have spent $30K+ on bags and single use plastics alone.
Stephanie Bruce
01:04:08
If students are in school partial days, we won't be able to serve them on SSO or SFSP as it is currently written as they require a 10 or 15 day consecutive school closure to utilize.
Robert Lewis
01:04:24
Yes, Sally.
Jennifer McNeil
01:04:26
^ Yep Steph we need a waiver for that
Stephanie Bruce
01:04:58
Being in a community that is 90% needy, I need to be able to provide 3 meals a day 7 days a week right now.
Kat Soltanmorad
01:05:15
Sally we would adjust our meal programs after this mess. School nutrition programs will lose
Kat Soltanmorad
01:05:18
locally.
Robert Lewis
01:05:27
I see two photos from my old district. Neat.
Kat Soltanmorad
01:05:29
as districts are struggling with budgets moving forward....
Jennifer McNeil
01:05:41
^ Steph what are your plans regarding supper after the planned last day of school. Are you continuing past the last day of school? What about after June 30?
Kat Soltanmorad
01:06:04
We are losing now.
Michael Jochner
01:06:22
2nd Harvest in the Bay Area has offered to fund my dinner program through the summer. They have funds for schools.
Stephanie Bruce
01:06:22
I want to continue, but If I can't be reimbursed I will have to stop. Our parents are depending on this food. The majority of our community lost thier jobs on March 16th
Emily Cena
01:06:37
Katie or Jenn - are you able to share some best practices for implementing a breakfast or lunch in the classroom model, for schools that are low free/reduced? I am struggling to come up with ways to prevent overt identification.
Kat Soltanmorad
01:06:59
Yes Stephanie...same here.
Jennifer McNeil
01:07:09
^ Emily that is a great point. It s going to be tough. We really need universal meals if food is in the classroom.
Leyla Marandi
01:07:47
We’ll link some NKH resources and Katie’s contact info in our follow up note to everyone who registered.
Katie Bark
01:08:03
What about the FEED the Children Act. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has an action alert for members to contact their congressional delegation to support it. It provides support for school nutrition
Kari Johnson: Lunch at the Library
01:08:20
@stephanie Bruce you may want to consider partnering with a local library to serve meals as well. A number of CA libraries are serving grab and go meals, and/or partnering with schools to provide grab and go enrichment activities at the school sites.
Stephanie Bruce
01:08:27
FEED is in the Heroes Act. :-(
Jacqueline Ibarra
01:08:30
Is the FEED the Children Act now within the HEROES Act?
Robert Lewis
01:08:44
We are feeding at two libraries this summer.
Jacqueline Ibarra
01:09:01
If HEROES Act gets stalled/voted down, is their direction to pull out FEED and advocate for it separately?
Stephanie Bruce
01:09:04
@kari, our libraries are not great partners. I have tried for 8 years to work with them and it has not ever worked.
Michael Jochner
01:09:22
I've partnerned with libraries, YMCA, and Boys Girls clubs.
Leyla Marandi
01:09:46
Did folks receive CDE PPE needs survey? Well be sending that out too — be sure to fill it out! The office of emergency services is collaborating with them on that.
Kat Soltanmorad
01:10:13
Local restaurants are providing dinner for families 2 days a week, Boys and Girls Club offers supper 3 days a week at 2 of our school sites...they will continue through August 31st.
Jacqueline Ibarra
01:10:33
Can you share PPE survey? Would LOVE to send to our SD Districts
Jennifer McNeil
01:10:36
Thank you Katie! Sorry I forgot to add your contact details to the slides but we will include in the follow up. Here is Katie’s email for anyone who wants to get in touch! Contact Info: Katie Dooley-Hedrick kdooley@strength.org
Jacqueline Ibarra
01:10:40
They have LOTS of concerns about masks!
Jacqueline Ibarra
01:11:27
Headspace! :)
Jennifer McNeil
01:11:43
CDE PPE Survey is due tomorrow. Here is the link: https://surveys2.cde.ca.gov/s.asp?k=158941562198
Noi Whitener
01:11:49
I really need this 3 practices...Thank you
Jennifer McNeil
01:11:51
Not a supply order - just a survey
Leyla Marandi
01:12:21
Link to the needs survey is here: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/needsassessmentsuvey.asp
Leslie Pring
01:13:04
At our management meetings we are going to each take a turn leading a stress management activity....going to start with coloring for 10 minutes on Tuesday.
Michael Jochner
01:13:07
2nd Harvest has offered to purchase refrigeration/freezers for those groups too, as the school sites, they used previously, are closed.
Parisa Mohammad
01:13:37
https://www.tenpercent.com/care - Here's a link to a free subscription to a meditation app for teachers and foodservice personnel.
Leyla Marandi
01:13:43
Second Harvest in your region is amazing Michael. So glad to hear the ways that they’re supporting you!
Jacqueline Ibarra
01:13:49
Whoop whoop! LOVE group meditations!
Noi Whitener
01:14:03
:)
Paloma A Perez Bertrand
01:14:41
Hi! just wanted to share that this week May 17–23, 2020 is recognized by CDE as Classified School Employee Week, special shout-out and thanks to all nutrition, transportation, office, and custodial services employees in schools making this tremendous work possible!;)
Leyla Marandi
01:14:53
Yes, Paloma!! Thank you
Jennifer McNeil
01:16:04
Do we have to listen to Cat Stevens and move into a yurt to meditate?
Leyla Marandi
01:16:11
we aren’t exactly silent folks so glad to hear that’s not a prerequisite :D
Nora Stewart
01:16:37
Leyla- so true!
Maddy Moritsch
01:16:43
Headspace offers free accounts for educators (or anyone with a school district email address)
Susan Dalandan
01:16:52
lol, Jennifer!
Parisa Mohammad
01:17:24
haha
Leyla Marandi
01:17:26
Tony Thurmond Facebook live here at 10AM: https://www.facebook.com/events/274303020389688/
Jennifer McNeil
01:17:26
Feel free to log off or stay on for a few mins longer!
Jacqueline Ibarra
01:17:27
That’s great to hear, Paloma! Thank you
Jacqueline Ibarra
01:17:33
Nasmaste! :)
Michael Jochner
01:17:35
Thurmond's (CA) webinar starts now through Facebook
Noi Whitener
01:17:36
Ahh Jennifer I love that, and I will say I do love Cat Stevens music.
Katie Bark
01:17:50
Thank you.
Andra Nicoli
01:17:52
Thanks! Good information!
Christina Hecht
01:17:58
Thank you!
Rebecca Ward
01:18:01
Thank you !
Erica Lee
01:18:04
Thanks all!
Nora Stewart
01:18:21
Thank you! What a great team! See you in 2 weeks!
Nick Anicich
01:18:39
Thank you everyone!
Catherine Slomka
01:18:53
Thank you!