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1 CNAP Linking USDA-funded Programs in Orange County Presented by: Maridet Ibanez and Dawn Robinson County of Orange Health Care Agency Public Health Services/Nutrition Services October 2011

2 USDA-FNS US Dept of Agriculture – Food and Nutrition Services 1 in 5 Americans each year $50B in food assistance, $650M in nutrition ed (2005?) FNS Programs: –Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) –Women, Infants and Children (WIC) (+ Farmers Market) –School Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Special Milk, Team Nutrition) –Summer Food Service Program –Child & Adult Care Food Program –Food Assistance for Disaster Relief –Food Distribution (Commodity, Commodity SFP, Emergency FAP)

3 USDA-FNS – Are we coordinated? 2003 Natl. Nutrition Education Conference Solution: State Nutrition Action Plan (SNAP) Goal: Identify a common nutrition goal and formulate a plan to achieve it. Monitor: Office of Research, Nutrition and Analysis (ORNA) 49 states have plans:

4 SNAP - California $4.3B Program Benefits, $153M Nutri. Ed. (2005) Goal: Promote the consumption of fruits and vegetables through partnerships and collaborative interventions between the nutrition assistance programs and other related groups. Plan: 5 Objectives, Activities/Steps, Program, Dates Accomplishments: See USDA website, presented annually at CCLHDN

5 CNAP – Orange County $? Program Benefits, $?M Nutrition Ed Implementation: 2008, HCA Network-LIA, pattern OC plan after State plan Goal: Same as State: Promote the consumption of fruits & vegetables through partnerships…….. Plan: Selected 3 of the 5 State objectives Developed activities/steps, program leads, dates, priorities

6 Finding FNS Partners in OC CalFresh Program –CalFresh (SSA) –SNAP-Ed & Other Programs: Network for a Healthy California (6 LIAs, Regional Network, Outreach – 4 agencies Women, Infants and Children (WIC) –4 agencies, Farmers Market School Meals –28 school districts, Breakfast, Lunch, Special Milk Summer Food Service Program –School and community sites Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (Office on Aging) Child & Adult Care Food Program (Various programs) Food Assistance for Disaster Relief Food Distribution –Commodity, Commodity SFP, Emergency FAP –2 food banks, multiple govt. food programs

7 CNAP – Objective #1 #1: Increase total participation in all FNS partner programs, which will result in increased fruit & vegetable purchasing power among low-income families. Priority Activities Increase participation in Summer Meal Program Increase participation in all FNS programs by enhanced referral and coordination among local FNS program staff

8 Progress to Date: Summer Meal Program Created and shared lists, posters, online resources Increase in sites (‘07 = 55, ‘11= 102) & participation Special thanks to Second Harvest Food Bank Enhanced Referral – Coordination CalFresh – OC insert (Eng, Sp, Viet), online applications WIC – Site lists, promotion Regional Network – “Maximizing USDA Resources” training (shared examples of foods provided) Special thanks to OC’s SSA-CalFresh

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10 CNAP – Objective #2 #2: FNS programs will coordinate nutrition education messages and campaign implementation, which will result in increased fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income families. Priority Activities 2008: Coordinate messaging associated with implementing the new WIC food packages Provide individuals participating in FNS programs with nutrition education

11 Progress to Date: Providing nutrition education CalFresh Outreach (4 agencies) –CAPOC → Latino Campaign –Second Harvest & Catholic Charities → HCA-LIA –2-1-1 OC Nutri Ed Initiatives – Champions for Change, Rethink Your Drink Harvest of the Month – LIAs, Retail, WIC, Head Start, Worksite Grocery Stores – RN Retail, WIC LVLs FSORK – CalFresh Office Resource Kits and displays

12 CNAP – Objective #3 #3: Access to current, accurate and useful information will be available to FNS programs, local partners and external stakeholders. Priority Activities Maintain and expand local CNAP Share CNAP with local partners Support the California Conference of Local Health Department Nutritionists (CCLHDN) CNAP initiative

13 Progress to Date: Maintain/Expand 2-year plans, routine meetings and excellent participation Basis for Regional Network plan See FFY11 year-end report Share CNAP Local FNS partners Regional Network collaborative Support CCLHDN Statewide coordination

14 Lessons Learned Invite all FNS partners, CalFresh essential, focus on those who attend Create a plan with specific objectives & measurable outcomes Make it “Win-Win” for partners Contact: Maridet IbanezDawn Robinson (714) (714)


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