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Community of Practice: Emergency Food Service - Shared screen with speaker view
Jennifer L. McNeil
10:38
Welcome! Please introduce yourself by sharing your name, position and where you work. What is one way you would like to adapt or continue farm to school efforts next year?
Julie Garcia
11:17
Julie Garcia, Director of Food Service, Culver City USD
Christina Hecht
11:20
Good morning, all, Christina Hecht from UC Nutrition Policy Institute
Jeannie Samari
11:23
Hello! Jeannie Samari from Earlimart School District 😊
Nicole Hite
11:27
Hello! I'm Nicole Hite, Operations Supervisor for San Dieguito UHSD.
Ashley Jowell
11:34
Hello! Ashley Jowell, Stanford University School of Medicine
Frances Montoya
11:42
Hi my name is Frances Montoya Director of Nutrition Services at Vaughn Charter.
Sandy Curwood
11:44
Sandy Curwood, State Director, Virginia DOE- supporting schools with local procurement and educational resources for F2S
Isamar Gomez
11:45
Hi all ISa - Cristo Rey High School in San jose
Chela Cooper
11:46
Hello! Chela Cooper, Maryland State Department of Education Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs
Lauren Blacker
11:46
Morning! Lauren Blacker, Stanford Pediatrics
Deirdre Kleske
11:51
Deirdre Kleske, County of San Diego HHSA
Sarah Prince
11:51
Sarah Prince - McMinn County School Nutrition supervisor - TN
Kari Johnson
11:51
Hello - Kari Johnson with Lunch at the Library Program
Jennie Norton
11:52
Good Morning! I’m Jennie Norton from Wahluke SD in Mattawa, WA. =)
kristen tekell
11:56
Kristen - Sonoma Valley USD
Abby Halperin
11:57
Good Morning, Abby Halperin, Center for Ecoliteracy.
Emily Rhodes
11:58
Good Morning! I am Emmy Rhodes, interning at UCCE Riverside CalFresh
Erin Primer
12:02
Hi Laurel Goins , Director of Food Services , Lucia Mar Unified
Kursten Orr
12:04
Good morning. Child Nutrition manager at Vallecitos School in Rainbow, San Diego County.
Anna Severns
12:07
Anna Severns, Revolution Foods
Cathy Moen
12:11
Hello-Cathy Moen Robla School District Director
Nora Stewart
12:14
Good morning- Nora Stewart with the Farm to Institution Center at Community Health Improvement Partners, San Diego County
Jodi Cooper
12:15
Hi! Jodi Cooper Armona School District
Jennifer Reno
12:15
Jen Reno - Preferred Meals in Southern CA.
Erin Primer
12:16
Good Morning! Erin Primer Director of Food & Nutrition Service San Luis Coastal! We plan on offering a plant-based meal kit as a weekly meal kit option- featuring local items!
Meghan Maroney
12:24
Meghan Maroney, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Amy Grant
12:27
Hello my name is Amy Grant and I am from Galena Park ISD in Texas - We will be opening school virtually until October 5th. We want to utilize CEP and send all meal out using our busses to reach our students.
Ed Burke
12:30
Howday all, Ed Burke with Santa Rosa City Schools.
Brenda Ruiz
12:33
Good morning! Brenda Ruiz, Sacramento Food Policy Council
Maddy Moritsch
12:36
Maddy Moritsch, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Charlotte Hargrave
12:38
Hello! Charlotte Hargrave, Operations Manger, Redondo Beach USD
Erica Lee
12:51
Hello! Erica Lee, Student Wellness Coordinator at Robla School District
Rachel Waugh
12:52
Morning! Rachel Waugh from the Chef Ann Foundation
Lee Kouski
12:57
Hi. Mary Flores, Program Coordinator, University of IL Extension
Linda Ha
13:08
good morning! Linda Ha -Supervisor at Cupertino USD
Mechelle Finney
13:19
Mechelle Finney FSD from Lakeport Unified School District
Dr. Robert Lewis
13:38
Hello from Santa Clarita Valley
Debbie Friedman
14:07
Good morning. Debbie Friedman, Food Climate Strategies
Bailey Rose
14:35
Good morning! Bailey Rose, Community Nutrition Adviser, Bay Area region, Dairy Council of CA
Jacqueline Ibarra
14:53
Amanda Mascia / Hunger Free Kids Manager / San Diego Hunger Coalition
Colleen Robinson
15:32
Colleen Robinson/SDUSD Food & Nutrition Services
krysta williams
15:35
Morning everyone, Krysta Williams from Center for Ecoliteracy.
Jennifer L. McNeil
16:06
Hi Everyone! Welcome it’s so nice to have everyone here today again for yet another Community Call! Jen with LunchAssist - so excited to see how folks adapt farm to school within the framework of COVID-19 meal service!
Amanda Bast
17:14
Hello! Amanda Bast at Ferguson-Florissant School District, in Missouri
Erin Primer
18:29
Shout out to Erin!
krysta williams
20:06
Great way to get so many folks involved, Erin! It looks delicious!
Christina Hecht
21:41
How was that video from LA sent to kids?
Karen Luna
22:24
Erin Primer is AMAZING
Frances Montoya
22:41
The video was shared to the students via teachers and social media.
Christina Hecht
22:55
Thanks, Frances!
Jennifer L. McNeil
22:56
Your team is awesome, Frances!
Frances Montoya
23:05
Thanks Jen!
krysta williams
23:34
Amazing job Vaughn and North Monterey. Such encouraging ideas!
Frances Montoya
24:24
Thank you Krysta!
Frances Montoya
24:50
No problem Christina!
Francoise Debost
26:53
What is the status of the extension of the grace period to 90 days?
Sandy Curwood
27:46
One challenge is the message is not clear from all the groups.
Erin Primer
27:58
I love that mask!
Jacqueline Ibarra
28:53
If you want to sign on to CFPA’s letter for waiver extensions:
Jacqueline Ibarra
28:55
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebcdgVE3_UP-umFJ7H_8CT__sGMh9jUkeLoxrALxbzmHf37g/viewform
Jacqueline Ibarra
29:01
Would LOVE to sign on to SNA’s too!
Sarah Prince
30:57
Is that only California?
Chela Cooper
35:05
@Sarah Prince - check with your state agency for info specific to your state!
Abby Halperin
35:05
We did see $3M for school nutrition in Virginia (https://www.localdvm.com/news/virginia/governor-northam-directs-3-million-to-school-nutrition-programs/). Curious if other states are thinking about something similar.
Deirdre Kleske
37:45
Shout out to SD Unified, a true leader in local sourcing, innovative menus, student engagement, and methods of service delivery!
Nora Stewart
37:57
Very proud of San Diego Unified! Way to go!
Katie Bark
38:08
Love these ideas - Tell me more about "Love Food Not Waste" activities
Nora Stewart
38:51
Does someone have the link to the USDA resource shared?
Colleen Robinson
39:01
Great job Fred!
Nora Stewart
39:10
No worries! Thank you!
Deirdre Kleske
39:39
Here is a great Love Food Not Waste video from SD Unified! https://www.sdusdsustainability.com/love-food-not-waste
Erin Primer
40:05
so inspired by SD Unified!!!
Katie Bark
40:29
Thank you so much for sharing your innovative ideas
Emily Rhodes
41:00
What is the current CA micro purchasing limit?
Katie Bark
41:15
how are programs meeting the USDA Milk variety rule with classroom dining or remote meals?
Jennifer L. McNeil
41:34
What ways are you supporting farm to school and/or nutrition education during the pandemic?
Parisa Mohammad
41:46
Emily, I believe it is also 10k but check with your local county and district regulations. They could be lower.
Emily Rhodes
42:02
Thank you!
Mechelle Finney
42:11
Were using 1% white milk at breakfast and non-fat chocolate at lunch..
Janelle Manzano
42:59
Planning to do HOTM tasting video series. Thinking of including mindful eating practices in it. (This activity was inspired from Edible Schoolyard!)
Debbi Dodson
43:06
How are these materials distributed to students?
Morgan McGhee
44:45
Hello!! Hello!!
Jackie Hemann
44:56
Hello
Wendy Castro-Harris
46:53
Woohoo! FoodCorps is awesome. Hi Morgan!
Kari Johnson
47:38
Yes, please feel free to contact me johnsonk@plpinfo.org if interested in partnering with a library for the lunch in the library program, in the fall. :)
Jennifer L. McNeil
48:30
Has anyone received any grants recently?
Rachel Gekas
48:38
can these grant links be sent to us?
Jennifer L. McNeil
48:49
If so congrats! Please share what did you get and how much?
krysta williams
49:02
@ Debbi Lots of these were distributed to students during pick-up or shared on social media.
Jennifer L. McNeil
49:32
Yes Rachel - all resources discussed today and links will be sent out with the follow up notes!
Emily Cena, Ramona Unified SD
49:40
sorry if this is a bit off topic, but.... Do you know whether the meal pattern flexibility waiver can allow us to serve a single K-12 lunch menu? I'm hearing different interpretations of this waiver, and I'm up for review in 2020-2021. Thanks!
kristen tekell
50:39
Sonoma Valley got 3, $3000 grants from the GenYouth Foundation and $1500 from SNA grant!
Ericka Solis
51:56
Has there been any update on the potable water requirements?
Leyla Marandi
52:47
Kristen — congrats on those grants! That is so wonderful.
Francoise Debost
53:13
I was approved and the approval says a very general statement waiving the meal pattern
Leyla Marandi
53:28
Thank you for sharing Fran ^
Dylan Hatami
53:40
90 day waiver was mentioned on the CDE Town Hall meeting on 7/14. CDE has requested for a 90 day waiver
Francoise Debost
53:42
It is an automatic immediate approval
JENNY LEE
53:48
Can you "bundle" meals so that you're serving breakfast and lunch to all students? Non-CEP and Non-Provision school
Francoise Debost
53:52
when we apply
Wendy Castro-Harris
54:01
Has anyone who is sending home multiple meals at once with families experienced a higher cost for bulk milk than 8 oz milk?
Francoise Debost
54:41
It is cheaper for us
Wendy Castro-Harris
54:55
Are you in CA?
Rachel Gekas
54:56
CA state agency suggests to provide specific, detailed justification on the waiver application for not meeting meal pattern in the comment section (ex: increased food costs, vendor sortage, staff restraints)
Ed Burke
55:02
Wendy, we are sending home 3 quart sized milk containers for a week of breakfast and lunch. The cost is about the same as the equivalent in 8 fl. oz. cartons.
Chela Cooper
55:09
@Wendy Castro-Harris, regarding milk, YES, prices for bulk milk are higher than the 8oz in the mid-atlantic region
Leyla Marandi
55:44
Thanks Dylan for sharing that :D
Wendy Castro-Harris
55:50
Thanks all! I appreciate your feedback on milk. Seems like it's different for all. It seems to be more expensive for us in the LA area
Wendy Castro-Harris
56:18
Are staff restraints an acceptable reason to use the waiver?
Wendy Castro-Harris
56:28
I noticed that was mentioned above.
Susan Delgado
56:52
Yesterday in another zoom, one director suggested that we must ensure that each child has access to water - and water is definitely available in the home. So she took the stand that the water requirement was in fact, met.
Emily Cena, Ramona Unified SD
56:55
I'm curious how people plan to price their take-home meals during distance learning. Will you have a single price for all grades, or elementary vs secondary prices? And if you go with a single price, what happens once kids return to campus?
Erin Tassey
57:10
Does anyone have more info on alternative feeding locations - such as using bus routes or bringing meals to a home of child that has not transportation for pick up
Francoise Debost
57:43
I am planning to have a single menu and a single price
fred espinosa
57:49
Where do we stand on the weekend meals and supper meals when school starts
Francoise Debost
57:58
It has not been approved by the Board
kristen tekell
58:01
I am doing a single price for all grades during distance learning.
JENNY LEE
58:13
Do you have to ask students if they want breakfast AND lunch or could you just bundle the meals? For example, we are serving multiple days worth of meals.
Diane Sharpe
58:15
Diane Sharpe- Single Menu k-8 one price
Francoise Debost
58:21
I do not know how I will handle this when students return to school
Carolyn Vega
58:54
^For Fred, about weekends & suppers, I think everyone is still waiting to hear whether the activity waiver will be continued for CACFP At-Risk. Without that, it would be challenging.
Sarah Prince
59:16
We are planning to bundle the meals. Virtual students will pick up once per week
Katie Bark
01:00:09
In Montana, we are promoting the Harvest of the Month videos we have developed for use with teachers, foodservice and parents. They are located on YouTube. Subscribe to our Montana HOM channel to see all of them. We are developing new ones this year (brassicas, cherries coming soon) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOW7BO5IViwK0VfHgtY1xKw
Leyla Marandi
01:00:24
^ Thank you Katie! We’ll share these in the follow up email
Leyla Marandi
01:00:26
:D
Katie Bark
01:00:48
Does anyone have a good Meal Counting file to use for classroom dining
Francoise Debost
01:00:57
yes
Diane Sharpe
01:01:25
I don’t know how to bundle meals when they are a paid student — you would have to ask if they want lunch or breakfast right?
Emily Cena, Ramona Unified SD
01:01:53
^ I agree with Diane. Paying families may not want to, or be able to, pay for that many meals.
Jennifer L. McNeil
01:02:18
^ yes that is yet another struggle with the paid model during the pandemic. Such a good point!
Katie Bark
01:02:54
Happy to share
Dr. Robert Lewis
01:02:57
We are having parents display the Meal ID number on their dashboard. We will also give them a caded card for allergies.
Dr. Robert Lewis
01:03:09
coded
Leyla Marandi
01:03:11
^ nice!
Susan Delgado
01:03:14
Thank you Leyla, water was part of our CSNA zoom yesterday and quite a concern for many directors.
Chela Cooper
01:03:16
Can you drop the link for the Prescott Webinar series in the chat box?
Erica Lee
01:03:19
In addition to the USDA bulk meal guide, are there other recommendations for ideas/sources for bulk meal kits?
Wendy Castro-Harris
01:03:19
That's a great idea for food allergies!
Leyla Marandi
01:03:23
That is clever Dr. Lewis
Jennifer L. McNeil
01:03:31
Prescott Webinar:
Jennifer L. McNeil
01:03:31
https://prescottcollege.lpages.co/webinar-series-food-systems/
Chela Cooper
01:03:41
Thank you!
Emily Cena, Ramona Unified SD
01:03:50
Is anyone planning to have two sizes of take-home meals? One for K-8, one for 9-12? And if so, how will you know how many of each to have at each site?
Dr. Robert Lewis
01:03:57
Different colors for different allergies. No overt identifications on the cards.
Frances Montoya
01:04:32
We are going to give each family one sheet that has all students in the family with their bar codes. So when they drive up we scan all.
Ericka Solis
01:04:35
For bulk meals, does anyone have a template or list of potential quantities of items for a Chile to revive 5 days of an item. for example, if we wanted to provide beans for the week, what is the portion size or weight for a week for a MS or HS student... how much milk constitutes 5 days of milk...
Ericka Solis
01:04:48
*Child
Ericka Solis
01:04:55
*recieve
Dr. Robert Lewis
01:05:05
Frances, great idea!
Frances Montoya
01:05:28
Yours too Robert1
fred espinosa
01:05:42
Shout out to Food Corp. They have been a wonderful resource for us in SD. We have hired a few of our past Food Corp members.
Jackie Hemann
01:06:00
Check out some of the resource available on our website https://foodcorps.org/covid19/
Jackie Hemann
01:06:19
Thanks Fred and Janelle!!!!
Chela Cooper
01:06:39
In lieu of bar code scans, QR codes can be generated for free and scanned with any phone/tablet camera. (I don't know how to do this, just heard someone talking about it to prevent touch contact and increase flow of the meal pick up).
Ericka Solis
01:06:56
that’s great!!! thanks!!
Janelle Manzano
01:07:43
Hi Jackie!! ~~~ We are SO excited to have our service members this upcoming school year. :D Can’t wait to collaborate with them and create innovative ways to educated our students about food!
Chela Cooper
01:07:46
If anyone figures out how to do that, I would be interested in learning how to do it.
Ericka Solis
01:07:50
I will be here August 6!!!
Jennie Norton
01:08:07
The milk amount required for 5 days of meal packs, breakfast and lunch served during SFSP: 1 quart of milk + 2 half pints. We’ve been serving this amount to our students during SFSP here at Wahluke SD in Mattawa, WA.
kristen tekell
01:08:11
Bye - thank you!!!
Christina Hecht
01:08:18
Thanks for all the great ideas and information!
Katie Bark
01:08:26
Thank you for this helpful information and networking opportunitty
Amanda Mascia
01:08:27
Thank you!
Erica Lee
01:08:35
Looking forward to Aug 6th call and resources. Thank you everyone!!
Jennie Norton
01:08:40
Thank you so much for this meeting — you guys are amazing!!!!
Chela Cooper
01:08:45
Thank you for the great presentation, and everyone who has shared!
Leyla Marandi
01:08:45
<3
Ericka Solis
01:08:47
this session was great! thank you
Diane Sharpe
01:08:56
Thanks- so informative!
Kari Johnson
01:09:01
thank you
Jennifer L. McNeil
01:09:12
Thanks everyone! We love getting to “see” you all a few times each month and seeing this little community evolve and grow together. Take care and see you all again soon!
Jackie Hemann
01:09:16
Thank you!
Jodi Cooper
01:09:17
Great information! thank you
Deirdre Kleske
01:09:17
Thank you!