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1 California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division State Update

2 Meal reimbursement 1. SB 20/Torlakson. Pupil Nutrition: free and reduced-price meals: reimbursement. 2. AB 1503/Fuller. Pupil Nutrition School breakfast 1. AB 92/Garcia. Pupil nutrition: school meals. Trans fat: 5-6 bills Legislative Update

3 Commodities As of January 2008, USDA will eliminate all shortening commodity products.

4 Senate Bill 12/965 Regulations Local School Wellness Policy Implementation and Evaluation Web-based Workshop SB 12/965 Update

5  Annual Mandatory Training  Food Safety Implementing a Food Safety Program (HAACP) Food Safety Certification  Menu Planning Options Nutrient Standard Menu Planning Food-Based Menu Planning  Program Administration School Nutrition Program Training Opportunities

6 October 1-2, 2007 at the Marriott Anaheim Theme: Promoting Healthy Nutrition Environments and Quality Physical Education Programs Sessions to Showcase Best Practices for Local School Wellness Implementation Call for Proposals : Extended to May 9, 2007 More information? or contact Heather Reed at School Wellness Conference

7 WAKE UP TO MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ONLINE TRAINING for Child Nutrition Personnel California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division

8 COMING SUMMER 2007! Wake Up to More Fruits and Vegetables o Wake Up to More Fruits and Vegetables is a multimedia, web-based training to promote more produce being served at breakfast. o The training is targeted to child nutrition personnel and provides resources, information, and ideas to increase the purchasing, serving, and promoting of fruits and vegetables. o The training includes video clips and demonstrations, interactive web-pages with tips and strategies, and well-researched resources that are embedded within five interactive modules and sidebars. The video clips and demonstrations showcase California schools highlighting a variety of challenges and solutions for increasing fruits and vegetables for breakfast. For more information contact: Deborah Beall at (916) , or by Elizabeth Moreno at (916) , or by

9 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Photo Cards New Edition Nutrition to Grow On Revised Chapters 2 and 3 A comprehensive guidebook, Gardens for Learning: Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden, is available through the California School Garden Network at Publications

10 2001 draft revised to: Increase skill-based competencies Align with national health education standards Improve format Field review planned for May-June draft to be posted on CDE Web site Nutrition Competencies: Now

11 Nutrition Competencies: Later Alignment with Health Education Content Standards for California’s Public Schools: Standards adoption expected 2007 Seeking funds for alignment process Goals for final document: Aligned with CA health education and other core subject content standards Field reviewed by educators Published electronically

12 Garden Grants $15 million in Grant Funds Grant funds (up to $2500 or $5,000 per school, depending upon enrollment) Grant funds may be used through June 30, For more information, contact: Deborah Beall, Nutrition Consultant at (916) , or by at Elizabeth Moreno, Nutrition Consultant at (916) , or by at

13 New After School Program staff Nancy Gelbard, MS, RD, Education Programs Consultant  Contact info (916) New Projects Guidelines and trainings on nutritious snacks Voluntary guidelines on physical activity After School Programs

14 Where’s the Money? California Fresh Start Funding for Facilities Career Tech Facilities Application Overcrowding Grant

15 CNIPS is the Web-based system that automates the administration of the California Department of Education Nutrition and Food Distribution Programs Submit first claim November 1, 2007 Child Nutrition and Information Payment System (CNIPS)

16 Who’s Who in Commodities Two Distribution Centers Sacramento Pomona You’re Invited to the Distribution Center Tours Sacramento: May 10 & 11 Pomona: May 16 & 17

17 HealthierUS School Challenge Recognizing Nutrition Excellence in Schools and click on “Healthy Schools” California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division


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