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1 California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division
State Update

2 Legislative Update Meal reimbursement 1. SB 20/Torlakson. Pupil Nutrition: free and reduced-price meals: reimbursement AB 1503/Fuller. Pupil Nutrition School breakfast 1. AB 92/Garcia. Pupil nutrition: school meals. Trans fat: 5-6 bills Legislation Update Refer to Angie’s most recent update. HOT TOPICS Trans Fat: 5-6 bills that focus on artificial trans fat. a. Strongest one related to schools would ban artificial trans fat from all foods on campus, including school meals. b. K-12 or K-8 (varies with bill) c. Effective date - July 1, 2009 – most common date d. Definition of “artificial trans fat” varies and is one area that we think should change to reflect FDA’s definition. [The FDA considers a food product to be free of trans fat (on the Nutrition Facts label) if it contains less than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving OR if the total fat content is less than 0.5 grams per serving. The list of ingredients, however, must still show whether the product contains hydrogenated and/or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil.] SB 20/Torlakson. Pupil Nutrition: free and reduced-price meals: reimbursement. Effective fiscal year, this bill requires that the reimbursement rate shall be thirty cents for a school or a child development program that sold or served free and reduced-price meals as specified, including, but not limited to not selling or serving any food item that is deep fried nor selling or serving any food item that contains partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated vegetable oils. A differential rate of $ will be applied to elementary schools ( ) and, middle and high schools ( ) for non compliance to specified requirements. AB 1503/Fuller. Pupil Nutrition: free and reduced-price meals: reimbursement. Effective fiscal year, this bill requires a rate of $0.21 and requires schools to use of the USDA/CDE meal/menu patterns to qualify for the increased rate. Provides that the following provisions be implemented only if moneys are appropriated for this purpose in the annual Budget Act: Makes specified child development programs also eligible for the $0.21 reimbursement if they meet developmentally and programmatically appropriate USDA meal patterns. Revises the requirements for state meal reimbursement for schools/child care programs by prohibiting the sale or serving of any food item whose development, processing or preparation requires the item to be, at any time, deep fried, par-fried, flash-fried, or fried in any other manner and defines these terms. Requires school districts, charter schools, and county superintendents of schools, in order to qualify for reimbursement, to begin the process of eliminating foods sold and served to pupils that contain unnatural or manufactured trans fats. This ban does not prohibit the sale or serving of food products in which trans fats occur naturally, such as beef and dairy products. Requires a one-time certification of compliance with provision described in “b” above by schools and child development programs as appropriate. AB 92/Garcia. Pupil nutrition: school meals. This bill requires each school site that meets the federal severe need requirements to offer breakfast effective the school year.

3 Commodities As of January 2008, USDA will eliminate all shortening commodity products. This is to inform you that we have made the decision to eliminate all forms of shortening (both the hard and liquid forms) from our commodity foods availability list for all commodity programs that currently receive these products.   Vegetable oil will continue to be available to FDPIR, TEFAP, and schools for use in cooking and food preparation.  We are removing shortening from the commodity foods availability list in keeping with our goal to bring all of our commodities in line with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).  As you are aware, shortening's nutritional value offers only calories, saturated fat, and trans fat, and the 2005 DGA encourages consuming fats coming from sources of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids such as fish, nuts, and vegetable oils. Also, the DGA recommends keeping trans fatty acid consumption as low as possible; consuming less than 10% of calories from saturated fatty acids; and limiting intake of fats and oils high in saturated and/or trans fatty acids.  We will continue to review all of our commodities to determine where other changes may be necessary, and we will advise you accordingly.  This change will be effective beginning January 2008 for schools and October 1 of this year for TEFAP and FDPIR. This will allow time for us to distribute shortening that may be available in the multi-food warehouse. 

4 SB 12/965 Update Senate Bill 12/965 Regulations
Local School Wellness Policy Implementation and Evaluation Web-based Workshop Senate Bill 12/965 Regulations: we are in the process of drafting the regulations. Our goal is to bring them to the state board of education for approval in July. If we propose them in July AND they accept them, there will be a 45-day public comment period following. If they are not heard in July, or if the SBE does not accept them, the public comment period will be postponed. Either way, we will ensure that we alert you when the public comment period opens. LSWP: We provided 4 face-to-face workshops on LSWP Implementation and Evaluation in Nov-Dec 2006 (Tulare, Riverside, Los Angeles, Sacramento). We provided a video conference to eight county offices of education (Alameda, Fresno, Humboldt, Monterey, Orange, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo) on April 23, 2007 on this same topic. Next, we plan to upload the Sacramento training (it was filmed) on the web along with the handouts, other necessary resources, and instructions so that individual district wellness committees can view this information in order to develop their implementation plans for their LSWP.

5 School Nutrition Program Training Opportunities
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 We are pleased to announce that a variety of training opportunities for School Nutrition Program sponsors are currently available or will be later this year or in In addition to the annual mandatory training for all School Nutrition Program sponsors, we will also be providing food safety training including additional workshops on Implementing a Food Safety Program based on the HAACP approach, food safety certification training that meets the School Nutrition Association requirements, beginning and advanced menu planning option courses in nutrient standard menu planning and food based menu planning, and a course in program administration. In your meeting folder is a flyer, Upcoming Trainings for Child Nutrition Program Sponsors which provides more detailed information on all of the training opportunities including the date/dates, cost, and a contact person. Additional information will be provided on future training via Training Alerts in the mail or by and announcements on our Web site. Our Web address is (Write on flip chart or a white board if one is available.)

6 2007 School Wellness Conference
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

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

8 Wake Up to More Fruits and Vegetables
COMING SUMMER 2007! Wake Up to More Fruits and Vegetables Wake Up to More Fruits and Vegetables is a multimedia, web-based training to promote more produce being served at breakfast. 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. 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 Publications 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 Update Refer to gbl order form. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Photo Cards: Newly updated revision due out any day. Updated look, scientific name, updated data on production, nutrient values. Nutrition to Grow On: Chapters 2 and 3 updated. Reflect MyPyramid and serving sizes. Hard copy will be mailed with new orders of curriculum. Revised chapters available as free download on department’s web site.

10 Nutrition Competencies: Now
2001 draft revised to: Increase skill-based competencies Align with national health education standards Improve format Field review planned for May-June 2007 2007 draft to be posted on CDE Web site

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, 2009. For more information, contact: Deborah Beall, Nutrition Consultant at (916) , or by at or Elizabeth Moreno, Nutrition Consultant at (916) , or by at Funds can be used for garden equipment, garden supplies and teacher/school garden coordinator professional development, and is administered through our California Instructional School Garden Program in the Nutrition Services Division. As of the grant application deadline of April 20, over 2,000 school sites have requested funds through their district’s application. In efforts to expend all the funds, CDE plans to issue a second round of garden grants in the Fall 2007.

13 After School Programs New After School Program staff New Projects
Nancy Gelbard, MS, RD, Education Programs Consultant Contact info (916) New Projects Guidelines and trainings on nutritious snacks Voluntary guidelines on physical activity Guidelines and trainings on nutritious snacks Propose: To provide after school programs with guidance, resources, and training on providing nutritious snacks. (Conform with nutrition standards in CA Education commencing with Article 2.5, Section 49430) Objectives: Develop a guide that summarizes recommendations, implementation strategies, and resources in providing nutritious snacks Conduct trainings to improve the quality of foods and beverages provided in after school programs Develop and provide online access to after school healthy snack resources Review, acquire, and maintain quality materials for loan by after school staff. Voluntary guidelines on physical activity Purpose Meets requirements in CA Education Code (b)(2), to develop and disseminate voluntary physical activity guidelines by July 1, 2009. Objectives Convene an expert panel to develop physical activity guidelines Develop a guide for the field that provides recommendations, implementation strategies, and resources Review, acquire, and maintain quality materials on physical activity for loan by after school staff

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

15 Submit first claim November 1, 2007
Child Nutrition and Information Payment System (CNIPS) 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 NSLP will be first to use CINIPS: NSD will send out an abbreviated update packet by the end of April to gather critical mandatory data NSD supplies Sponsors with their CNIPS User IDs passwords in October 07 Sponsors will log on to CNIPS and confirm existing (converted from existing databases) sponsor and site data is accurate

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 and click on “Healthy Schools”
California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division HealthierUS School Challenge Recognizing Nutrition Excellence in Schools and click on “Healthy Schools” USDA believes schools should be taking a leadership role in helping students learn to make healthy eating & physical activity choices To encourage ALL schools to make these changes, USDA has established the “HealthierUS School Challenge” Schools can be certified as Silver or Gold Team Nutrition Schools (certification lasts for 2 years) To Be certified: Be a Team Nutrition School Offer reimbursable lunches that embrace healthy menu planning Adhere to FNS’s guidelines for foods sold/served outside of the NSLP Provide nutrition education & opportunity for physical activity to students Maintain ADP in NSLP that exceeds national average Check the Team Nutrition Web site for all the details (application and all guidance materials can be downloaded): and click on “Healthy Schools” For more information, please contact: Elizabeth Moreno, Nutrition Education Consultant, at (916) or by at

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