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Community of Practice: Emergency Food Service - Shared screen with speaker view
Keri Gould
07:17
I am in MA
Jennifer McNeil
07:54
Hi Everyone! Welcome to this morning’s Community of Practice call! Please introduce yourself by name, position and where work, and share one thing that is going well this week!
Leslie Pring
09:02
Leslie Pring, Nutrition Director with Twin Rivers. One thing going well is the start of having supper as part of our meal program now!
Erin Primer
09:06
Erin
Barbara Wells
09:09
Barbara Wells, Supervisor, Food Service, Pemberton Twp., NJ. Was able to order masks this week.
Julianna Roberts
09:09
welcome Tammy
Melina Barker
09:10
Melina Barker, Oregon Farm to School & School Garden Network
Barbara Hughes
09:16
Barbara Hughes, County of SD HHSA, Nutrition Policy Advisor. Ability to add nutrition info into some meal distributions for the families.
Jacqueline Ibarra
09:41
Jacqueline Ibarra San Diego Hunger Coalition
Christina Hecht
09:52
Good morning from Ken Hecht on behalf of Christina and himself, UC Nutrition Policy Institute
Heather Berkoben
09:52
Heather Berkoben, Dairy Council of California.
Rosa Rubio
09:53
Good morning this is Rosa from Calistoga JUSD.....we are finally in the groove with meals this week.
Katie Dooley
09:53
Katie Dooley-Hedrick, Associate Director, No Kid Hungry CA
Stephanie Bruce
09:55
Stephanie Bruce Palm Springs USD We celebrated school lunch hero day yesterday since we only serve once a week and the girl scouts brought CASES of cookies to our staff!!!!!
Maddy Moritsch
10:05
Maddy Moritsch, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Nick Anicich
10:11
Hi everyone! I'm Nick Anicich, Farm to School Program Lead with the California Department of Food and Agriculture
Nora Stewart
10:15
Nora Stewart, CHIP's Farm to Institution Center in San Diego County. We facilitate the San Diego County Farm to School Taskforce
Erin Primer
10:22
Erin Primer here San Luis Coastal Unified - Director of Food and Nutrition Services. Summer plans have been sketched out which feels great!
kristen tekell
10:23
Kristen Tekell, Sonoma Valley Food Service Program Manager, finding a groove this week with our assembly line!
Holly Hungerford Cocking
10:30
Holly Hungerford Cocking, Director of Nutrition Services, Springs Charter Schools
Sarah Doherty
10:32
Sarah Doherty, Nutrition Services Director, North Monterey County USD
Monica Parra
10:35
Hi everyone! I'm Monica Parra, Health Education Specialist for Merced County Department of Public Health
Marc Milton
10:44
Marc Milton, Director of Food Service, Downey USD. Received donated masks this week and operations are smooth
Tammy White
10:45
Tammy White, San Jacinto Unified School District. We started serving 7 days of snack this week!
Jenileigh Harris
10:46
Jenileigh Harris, National Farm to School Network, based in Colorado
Kristin Zellhart
10:53
Hi everyone! Kristin Zellhart from Eat REAL Certified :) We were able to ship out masks to districts last week to help keep staff safe!
Anna Severns
10:56
Anna Severns, Revolution Foods
Julianna Roberts
11:00
hi great to come together, Julianna here from BCOE/ CALKIDZ
DeDe Duong
11:09
Hi everyone! Dede Duong, Food service Supervisor from Butte County Office of Education. This is my first meeting. Nice to meet you all!
Monica Drazba
11:13
Monica Drazba- CalFresh Healthy Living, UC Yolo County. Our teachers are still interested in delivering nutrition education during school closures :)
Dylan Hatami-Price
11:15
Dylan Hatami, West Contra Costa USD, Area Supervisor - Nutrition Specialist. We are celebrating School Nutrition Employee Week at our district
Leyla Marandi
11:17
Welcome, welcome!
Perri Carroll
11:26
Hi everyone this is Perri Carroll. Senior Wellness Specialist in the Growth and Nutrition Division at University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Alyson Foote
12:00
Alyson Foote, Project Manager, Dairy Council of California
Yousef Buzayan
12:20
Yousef Buzayan, Farm to Cafeteria Program Manager, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)
Michael Jochner
12:42
Morning from CA! MHUSD, Director of Student Nutrition
Angelica Castañon [NEA]
12:58
Angelica Castañon, Sr Prgrm Specialist with National Education Association, D.C.
Jennifer Huang
13:08
Jennifer Huang, Project Manager at FreshRealm; first time joining this meeting to learn more about school foodservice in this unusual time!
Jennifer McNeil
13:16
Jennifer McNeil, and I am a former child nutrition director and the Founder of LunchAssist - going well this week is the collaboration with our team. I so appreciate my coworkers, clients and collaborators <3
Deirdre Kleske
14:39
Deirdre Kleske, County of San Diego HHSA, and San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative
Debbi Dodson
15:34
Hi everyone. I’m Debbi Dodson, Recycling Coordinator with the Carton Council. I help school districts implement, expand and improve milk and juice carton recycling programs. Best thing this week is 120 people participated in a webinar I organized that featured the financial benefits of using reusable school food ware instead of disposables.
Leyla Marandi
15:47
Shoutout to Turlock Unified for this image, and for documenting all the great work their staff is doing with such beautiful photos!
Jennifer McNeil
17:22
Hi Everyone: What are some creative solutions that have inspired you during the emergency meal service operations?
Katie Dooley
19:43
Hi All--No Kid Hungry CA is celebrating hunger heroes all month with our #thankahungerhero campaign! You can nominate folks to the league of hunger heroes in the document attached!
kelly donahue
20:54
Hi Katie - great to know! Thanks for sharing. :)
Michael Jochner
21:53
Great Job Vince!
Erin Primer
22:15
Vince you’re awesome!!!
Jennifer McNeil
22:35
Hi Everyone: What types of conversations are taking place in your district about re-opening schools?
Eric Holliday
23:17
Conversations:
Eric Holliday
23:59
1. Is anyone installing plexi-glass like the supermarkets?
Stephanie Bruce
24:22
Yes we are. in the process at schools now
Marc Milton
24:36
Conversations are just starting on re-opening schools. We are taking an "if/then" approach to come up with different strategies since there is not a lot of guidance/info out there.
Stephanie Bruce
24:44
All front office areas will be installed
Marc Milton
25:11
Plexi in all front offices is being installed now
Chela Cooper
26:58
Maryland Dept of Education just posted a framework for reopening. It's a resource for local school systems to use when working at the local level to plan for reopening schools. There is a section on school nutrition.
Chela Cooper
27:05
http://marylandpublicschools.org/newsroom/Documents/MSDERecoveryPlan.pdf
Leyla Marandi
27:35
Thank you, Chela! We will check this out and share.
Stephanie Bruce
27:36
Thank you Chela!!!
Emma Finn
27:40
How can I get on the Listserv for these community of practice calls? I haven't been receiving follow-up emails.
Leyla Marandi
28:17
Thank you for letting us know, Emma! I will email you directly to make sure you have them.
Chela Cooper
28:18
FYI that resource from Maryland is expected to be updated in the next week. Check back for enhanced Nutrition info
Mickinzie Lopez
28:40
Hi Emma - I will reach out to you directly for your email. Is anyone else having trouble receiving the follow-up emails?
Jacqueline Ibarra
28:53
Me! (Amanda Mascia)
Jacqueline Ibarra
29:03
(Somehow I can only log in through my colleague)
Stephanie Bruce
29:10
Some CNC's in CA are stating that meal pattern and area eligibility is expiring at the end of the school year not june 30th. Do you have information on that Jennifer?
Shannon Illingworth
29:25
We had the same question, Stephanie :)
Katie Dooley
31:15
FWIW--We have heard that CDE has applied directly to USDA for extensions to the existing waivers. Hopefully that will be approved soon
Chela Cooper
31:31
I was on the MARO call this morning. For FFVP parent pick up, and extension of non-congregate feeding, they said states had to specifically request a waiver.
Stephanie Bruce
32:18
CA did request the extension.
Karen Luna
32:40
Stephanie, which extension
Stephanie Bruce
32:46
So apprciate you Jennifer
Chela Cooper
32:48
Thank you Jennifer!
Deirdre Kleske
32:57
Could we please get the link to the survey to request an extension on Triennial Assessment in CA?
Stephanie Bruce
33:06
Non congregrate, meal pattern, area eligibility and parent pick up
Deirdre Kleske
33:43
Thank you! Very helpful information on wellness policy extension.
Jennifer McNeil
35:26
Hi Everyone: What strategies are you using to maintain high participation? If you offer multi-day meal pick up, how is this going for your district?
Erin Primer
37:07
weekly meal kits here - staff and families love it!!
Christina Hecht
37:13
Are any schools scheduling meal pickup times for parents who work full-time?
Stephanie Bruce
37:19
Our numbers increased when we went from 5 days of service to 1 day a week. As the weather gets warmer our numbers have been decreasing. The families really like the weekly meal kits
Holly Hungerford Cocking
37:20
We're doing multi-day meal pick-up and sending home frozen entrees with reheating instructions. Still sticking pretty closely to our regular menus, so the kids get a good variety.
Tammy White
37:37
10 meals & 7 snacks in a paper bag, once a week. Bags are full and families are happy!
Debbi Dodson
38:05
Anyone planning to serve lunch in the classroom when school resumes? (Social distancing is easier than in cafeteria.)
Deirdre Kleske
38:13
Multi-day meal pick-up will help as it gets hotter, too - for staff as well as families.
Stephanie Bruce
38:13
Christina, we allow parents to come to our facility and pick up meals if they are unable to make it to our sites.
Holly Hungerford Cocking
38:15
Christina we accommodate alternative service schedules on an as-needed basis along with doing home deliveries for families unable to access a meal site.
debra campbell
38:27
Where are schools getting the prepackaged meal kits?
Stephanie Bruce
38:42
We are making them ourselves
Holly Hungerford Cocking
39:10
Debra some vendors make unitized meal kits.
Chela Cooper
39:28
Thanks for the photos of FFVP! Very helpful!
Holly Hungerford Cocking
39:51
Preferred Meals, I think Better 4 You Meals might
Michael Jochner
39:55
Single pick-up, 5 days of Bf/L. NSLP meal pattern guidelines being maintained. Marketing blast monthly. Also, utilizing an Interagency Agreement with a local non-profit to help deliver meals to rural areas.
Holly Hungerford Cocking
40:18
Rev Foods I think is on this call, they might chime in
Nora Stewart
40:24
Thanks Yousef! San Diego County School Districts- the F2I Center can also be of support for purchasing bulk & local foods! Feel welcome to contact me: nstewart@sdchip.org
Leyla Marandi
40:26
that’s an awesome model, Michael! It takes a village :)
Maggie Sanna
40:52
Has anyone doing multi-day meal kits heard any concerns about families not having adequate refrigerated storage to accommodate kits for multiple kids?
Anna Severns
41:15
Thanks, Holly! Yes, Revolution Foods is able to provide unitized meals for all meal platforms.
Yousef Buzayan
41:27
Thanks, Jennifer! We’d love to support folks in CA on purchasing local produce. Feel free to shoot me an email yousef@caff.org
Barbara Hughes
41:49
Holly, how are you delivering meals to families that can't make it to the distributions? Coordination? Vehicle use? Staff?
Holly Hungerford Cocking
41:50
Thank Anna, I thought I'd seen them on Instagram but didn't want to mispeak
Stephanie Bruce
41:51
We have not Anna. They have stated that the multiple milks take up too much space so we now provide a half gallon which is so much easier
Tammy White
42:10
No. We switched to 1/2 gallon milk which helped temendously
Stephanie Bruce
42:24
We utilize 85 bus routes and do some home delivery
Anna Severns
42:43
so inspiring!
Holly Hungerford Cocking
42:47
Killin' it Stephanie
Stephanie Bruce
43:12
LOL. We are killing ourselves getting it done. But doing what we can to make it work
Jennifer McNeil
43:23
1/2 gallon milk is huge!! Thanks for the reminder Tammy!
Miguel Villarreal
43:40
Yes, we have had an in increase of new participants since we begin using our CN staff to call families at home.
Tammy White
44:13
we have also transitioned to 16oz chocolate milk and 16 oz orange juice. Our kids love it!
Sarah Doherty
45:12
Hi Maggie, we are 5 weeks into our 5 day meal kit model and we have not heard any concerns from the families regarding refrigerated storage. We hand out quarts of milk which has been very helpful.
Tammy White
45:58
This week we have started 1lb salad mix.
Erin Primer
47:54
Just confirmed with our local libraries yesterday and while in person lunch doesn’t look the same this year, they are going to support our weekly meal kits with take home enrichment for families!
Leyla Marandi
48:14
That’s so nice, Erin! Way to make that important connection :)
Michael Jochner
49:50
Last week brainstormed with local library, YMCA, and Boys & Girls Clubs.
Deirdre Kleske
50:39
City of San Diego is proposing closing libraries on Sun/Mon due to budget concerns. This will impact summer meals and afterschool supper programs. Are library hours threatened in other places?
Jennifer McNeil
50:57
Amazing! This is more needed than ever. Thank you for sharing Kari and Trish!
Chela Cooper
52:30
Thank you Lunch Assist! Training videos are so helpful right now!
Kari Johnson
52:58
Thank you for having us. If you would like to connect with a library, let me know johnsonk@plpinfo.org
Jennifer McNeil
53:40
Hi Everyone: What types of messaging are you most interested to communicate with families right now?
Katie Bark
54:24
Thank you for the continual excellent resources for training and technical assistance for program staff.. You are helping so many school nutrition programs throughout Montana!
Leyla Marandi
54:48
That is so cool, Katie! We’re so glad you’re joining us.
Chela Cooper
55:04
Jennifer, messaging on P-EBT is needed. Some families think they can't still get school meals if they receive the P-EBT benefit
Michael Jochner
55:08
@Jen - Meals are FREE to all children
Miguel Villarreal
55:16
P-EBT! The generic info provided in the tool kits is limited
Nora Stewart
55:16
What messages do you wish you could communicate to your families around school meals during the COVID19 response? If you could communicate something to your families, what do you wish they would know?
Nora Stewart
55:38
https://f2icenter.org/covid-19-partner-resources/Resources are available under the first bullet point, “Social Media Resources” in both Spanish and English! You can also email me if you have any questions: nstewart@sdchip.org
Maddy Moritsch
55:56
P-EBT messaging that can be distributed with the meals
Stephanie Bruce
56:10
LOVE that poster
Jennifer McNeil
56:31
FYI schools in CA are getting a 5 month extension on LCAP's this year. I stated earlier they are still due July 1 but THANK YOU to Stephanie Bruce for sharing this update/announcement that was shared yesterday.
Christina Hecht
56:35
We know oof some school districts that won’t serve parents without kids because they think they can’t be reimbursed unless they can guarantee that the meals went to kids attending their schools. Right or wrong?
Chela Cooper
56:49
Social media post for P-EBT
Leyla Marandi
56:56
Link to FRAC Webinar: https://frac.salsalabs.org/webinar_commsandoutreachcovid19may72020?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=53cde6c1-3299-4b7b-9190-ba9b05061193
Patricia Garone
01:00:04
nice!
Leyla Marandi
01:00:06
We can’t go very far right now.. so a good solution indeed :)
Chela Cooper
01:00:18
Staycation!
Jennifer McNeil
01:00:42
Hi Everyone: What will you do differently this weekend to embrace a “vacation mindset”?
Michael Jochner
01:00:46
@ Christina - we serve parents without kids, even parents picking up for parents who can’t leave the house for various reasons.
Stephanie Bruce
01:01:09
Last weekend, my lunchlady posse and a couple friends gathered at my house, maintained our distance, and had MUCH needed cocktails and girl talk. It made me day, weekend and week!!
Jacqueline Ibarra
01:01:11
I will NOT open my computer until Monday morning!
Patricia Garone
01:01:29
I second that!
Leslie Pring
01:01:31
I wont look at my work phone this weekend
Tammy White
01:01:35
Steph..... :)
Kathy Lange
01:01:48
set up the hammock and use it
Leyla Marandi
01:02:06
::writes down hammock on shopping list::
Stephanie Bruce
01:02:06
Ohhh...ordering a hammock!!!
Jennifer McNeil
01:02:08
Last weekend I actually took 2 days off for the first time in months (even before cover) and will do the same this weekend! I mostly slept and binge watched Netflix but it was so nice!
Jennifer McNeil
01:02:20
covid*
Chela Cooper
01:02:30
Hammock! Best idea ever!
Katie Bark
01:02:39
garden
kelly donahue
01:02:43
Take the time to make one of my favorite dishes, wine glass in hand!
Stephanie Bruce
01:02:54
I discovered Shcitt's Creek this weekend. Need a laugh...this is it
Chela Cooper
01:02:59
Thank you Mickinzie
Michael Jochner
01:03:12
“Quarantini” @ 4’clock
Patricia Garone
01:03:25
No sending after 5 Friday p.m. emails
Tammy White
01:03:33
send an email recapping the week and reminding them to be safe and rest...….
Jennifer McNeil
01:03:33
Hi Everyone: Time for our open discussion. Feel free to unmute or type into this box with any stories, questions, or points of discussion. We’d like to hear from you!
Erin Primer
01:03:39
With our weekly meal kit model, staff work three days/week and are off for four!!
Jacqueline Ibarra
01:03:45
Meditate, read, exercise!
Stephanie Bruce
01:04:38
Take care of myself Thank you Mickinzie!
Anna Severns
01:04:48
planning ahead info and reg update + input from what other districts are doing!
Michael Jochner
01:04:54
Libraries, libraries, libraries! <Thank you>
Marc Milton
01:04:56
Most useful: how to build participation discussion
Erin Primer
01:05:05
Planning tools most useful!
Debbi Dodson
01:05:05
I thought it was interesting that bulk foods are going out instead of individually packaged products. Great adjustment to the situation.
Katie Bark
01:05:22
Most useful: Training tools and self care ideas. We do a Weekly SNP CHAT open to all MT SFA's so this information will be shared this afternoon. Thank you.
Chela Cooper
01:05:29
This is the most useful call I do every week at this time. Thank you to everyone who contributes to facilitating this weekly call!
Erin Primer
01:05:38
FYI CDE doesn’t like the term “bulk” - from my experience
Jennifer McNeil
01:05:56
Erin - what should we call them instead?
DeDe Duong
01:06:00
Thank you so much for sharing information and the models of serving from the other locations that I learned a lot of new things today. Thanks again for inviting me today.
Jennifer McNeil
01:06:06
“Multiple day?"
Stephanie Bruce
01:06:06
This call is also so useful. The information provided is so needed, usefull and appreciaated.
Michael Jochner
01:06:20
“multi-day meals”
Chela Cooper
01:06:22
Photos are really helpful to see how others are implementing food distribution.
Erin Primer
01:06:25
“multiple meals” lol
Tammy White
01:06:41
Thank you!! I enjoyed the meeting.
Leslie Pring
01:06:42
This call is always beneficial with the information that is provided. Helps me a lot! Thank you thank you!
Stephanie Bruce
01:07:01
You are welcome.
Deirdre Kleske
01:07:02
Thank you for the great information and materials!
Tammy White
01:07:05
Just to confirm, California is able to serve the way we have been through June 30th?
Kari Johnson
01:07:08
Thank you, this was very informative
Leslie Pring
01:07:24
is there an infographic for the P-EBT that we can share?
Chela Cooper
01:07:30
Thank you!
Erin Primer
01:07:30
thanks all!!
Nora Stewart
01:07:32
Thank you!
Terra Carlson
01:07:38
Always an ultra helpful meeting…thank you!
Jennifer McNeil
01:07:39
Yes Tammy that is according to the USDA waiver - technically CDE still needs to confirm this so we’ll announce when that comes out!
Tammy White
01:07:49
Thanks Jen!
Julianna Roberts
01:07:49
thanks is the most valuable call I do every week
Perri Carroll
01:07:51
Thank you!