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Community of Practice Call May 6, 2021

Community of Practice Call May 6, 2021

About this Series

The Center for Ecoliteracy and LunchAssist host regular Community of Practice calls where we review the latest policy updates and highlight tools, best practices, and lessons learned from school districts and allied organizations across the state of California. This free series offers an opportunity for districts to connect with one another, share ideas, and build connections with community partners and government agencies around the state.

May 6, 2021 Call

Guest speakers: Neha Kanade Cramer, MPH and Brianna Dumas, MPH, RDN, LD from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

School Reopening Panel with Donna Martin from Burke County Schools (GA), Maureen Pisanick from Pisanick Partners (OH), and Jennifer Lew-Vang from Turlock Unified (CA)

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    Chat: Community of Practice Call May 6, 2021

    00:08:03
    Abby Halperin:
    Morning all! Remember to (1) rename yourselves, and (2) disable doodling

    00:16:54
    Kristie Summers:
    Hello, Kristie with Lakeside california

    00:17:12
    Laurel Goins:
    Hi all! Laurel From Lucia MAr!

    00:17:18
    Kursten Orr:
    Kursten with Bonsall USD.

    00:17:24
    Abby Halperin | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    Morning everyone! Abby Halperin, Policy and Grants Manger at the Center for Ecoliteracy. I’d go for teleportation — so many people and places to visit!

    00:17:24
    Sally Spero:
    Sally Spero, Retired but still a school  lunch nerd.  I want to be able to move back and forward in time.

    00:17:27
    Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist:
    Good Morning! Mickinzie from LunchAssist. My superpower would be the ability go to to sleep for as long as I wanted and no time will have passed!

    00:17:33
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    Welcome! Please introduce yourself by typing your name, position, and where you work into the chat box.  And If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be?

    00:17:39
    Tara Thatcher:
    to heal people's broken hearts. Because with that power, I hope people can continue to live joyfully

    00:17:40
    Debra Appel:
    Debra Appel Laguna Beach USD

    00:17:43
    Susan Dalandan:
    Susan from Lehigh Valley Food Policy Council in PA

    00:17:45
    Patty Gallagher:
    Hi.  Patty Gallagher - Roseland School District

    00:17:47
    Mariela Garcia:
    Good morning all

    00:17:50
    Darlene Morrow:
    Good Morning! Darlene from Prosser, Wa.

    00:17:58
    Sarah Prince:
    Sarah - Tennessee-McMinn County.  Superpower - heal people and get rid of cancer and dementia

    00:18:01
    Jennifer Lew-Vang:
    To read minds.

    00:18:01
    Laurel Goins:
    My superpower would be adding adding more hours to the day!

    00:18:01
    Tara Thatcher:
    Tara Thatcher - Darlington Snacks - West

    00:18:09
    Irene Vargas:
    Good Moring Everyone! 

    00:18:14
    Regina Salmon:
    Regina Salmon, Fortuna, CA.  School Food Service Manager

    00:18:15
    Jennifer Lew-Vang:
    Jennifer Lew-Vang - Turlock Unified School District

    00:18:16
    Bethany Markee:
    mornin' Bethany from Orcutt Schools.....

    00:18:17
    Brendan Shields:
    Brendan Shields, Director of Food Services, Magnolia School District

    00:18:17
    kari johnson:
    Hello, Kari Johnson, CA, Lunch at the Library Program (L@TL).

    00:18:19
    Robert Lewis:
    CEO at Santa Clarita Schools Food Agency

    00:18:21
    krysta williams:
    Hi everyone. I’m Karen Brown, creative director of the Center for Ecoliteracy. If I had a super power it would be to have people feel good around me. Working on it!

    00:18:25
    Mark Mendoza:
    Mark Mendoza, Cajon Valley USD, San Diego

    00:18:32
    Patty Barber:
    Patty Phoenix, NY - psychic 😜. So that I could get info to our staff faster

    00:18:36
    Bethany Markee:
    Super power.....create more time in the day :)

    00:18:37
    Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist:
    Good morning everyone! teletransporting!

    00:18:37
    MAUREEN Pisanick:
    Hello Maureen from Pisanick Partners - my super power would be "heal" - whatever ails us....#healthisgreaterthenwealth

    00:18:40
    Adam Klapow:
    Adam Klapow, Sonoma Valley Unified.

    00:18:41
    Kara Muniz:
    Kara Muniz, Director Food and Nutrition Services, Ventura Unified

    00:18:42
    KRisten TEkell:
    Kristen Tekell, Napa Valley USD Director, Super Hero Power = time travel!

    00:18:47
    Irene Vargas:
    My power would be to be a super chef! 

    00:18:47
    Catherine Paredes:
    Catherine Paredes, Food Service Director, Borrego Springs USD; Intuitive Knowledge of Need of Others

    00:18:49
    Michelle Poirier:
    Hello Missy Poirier Palm Springs Central Kitchen Supervisor. Super power-Invisibility!

    00:18:57
    Emily Cena:
    Emily Cena, Director of Food & Nutrition, Ramona Unified SD, San Diego

    00:18:57
    Amy Hedrick-Farr:
    Amy Hedrick-Farr, Santa Cruz City Schools

    00:19:02
    Ana Grajeda:
    Hello Good Morning Everyone! Los Angeles Academy of Arts & Enterprise Charter Los Angeles-food Service/Parent Representative

    00:19:05
    Nancy Flores:
    Nancy Flores, Assistant Director, Kern High School District.

    00:19:06
    Cynthia Hernandez:
    Greetings to all, Cynthia H. from Marfa, TX, Marfa ISD

    00:19:15
    Diana Carrillo:
    Diana Carrillo - Director of Child Nutrition and Purchasing - Central School District

    00:19:32
    Jamie Phillips:
    Jamie Phillips, Vista Unified

    00:19:45
    Nicole Hite:
    Hello! Nicole Hite, Operations Supervisor at San Dieguito Union High School District

    00:19:49
    Chela Cooper:
    Hello!  Chela Cooper - School Nutrition Programs Ops Specialist, Maryland

    00:19:50
    Cynthia Long:
    Cindy from Loleta Elementary School--understanding

    00:19:54
    Eric Enciso:
    Eric Enciso, Director, Nutrition Services Colton Joint USD. Super power would be unlimited staffing budget

    00:19:59
    Susan Dalandan:
    Welcome, Crystal!

    00:20:26
    Janelle Manzano:
    Welcome, Crystal :)

    00:20:47
    Krysta Williams | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    Good Morning, Everyone!  My super power would be to instantly speak and understand all languages.

    00:21:41
    Irene Vargas:
    The training videos are awesome! My staff really enjoy the trainings. Thank you!

    00:22:02
    Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist:
    Thank you, Irene! We’re glad your staff enjoys the training videos!!

    00:22:14
    Marianne Heuchert:
    What are the pros and cons of utilizing our POS system VS the clicker system w/SSO for the SY 2021-22?

    00:22:33
    Irene Vargas:
    Director of Nutrition Services, Purchasing, and Distribution

    00:25:30
    Rosa Rubio:
    My super power would be to eat whatever I please and not gain weight.  Carbs!!!!

    00:26:55
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    If there is another topic or format you’re interested in, please let us know in the chat box.

    00:28:02
    Jess Simonson | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    Thank you for your participation in our polls!

    00:28:31
    Ana Grajeda:
    so cute

    00:28:36
    Laurel Goins:
    That cow is a very popular with our team!

    00:28:38
    Jeannine Rios:
    What a great pic!

    00:29:12
    Ana Grajeda:
    Great Job :) Keep up the Great Work

    00:29:32
    Irene Vargas:
    Awesome Job! Great Pics...

    00:29:40
    Patricia Baugus:
    NO MASKS???

    00:29:59
    Chef B. Orcutt USD:
    It was prior to the mask requirement....

    00:30:08
    Patricia Baugus:
    Whew!

    00:30:12
    Ana Grajeda:
    Love the Pictures as well

    00:30:31
    Laurel Goins:
    Yeah Bethany!

    00:30:39
    Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist:
    CONGRATS, Chef B!!

    00:30:42
    Irene Vargas:
    Congratulations on the audit!! 

    00:30:52
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    Join the SNA School Lunch Hero Day Celebration, Tomorrow @ 10 am PT/1 pm ET https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0uzLbamCS-Gxm-hx1H7FUQ

    00:30:52
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    Download the fun graphics you see here on the screen, in English or Spanish, and feel free to share on social media: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CrwQDuFOm87tqODAJ64_zdS4X0u1c8-8?usp=sharing

    00:31:58
    Chef B. Orcutt USD:
    Thank you Paloma....& Lunch Assist! Our team could definitely not have done this without all of you!!!!

    00:32:07
    Dr. Robert Lewis:
    We are handing out Jersey Mike's subs to all our employees tomorrow.  They will drive through the Central Kitchen parking lot.

    00:33:11
    Krysta Williams | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    What are your plans for celebrating School Lunch Hero Day?

    00:33:22
    Ana Grajeda:
    Great Job Chef :)

    00:33:46
    Emily Cena:
    Have we heard yet whether we will receive the rural/self-prep rates?

    00:34:03
    Melinda Nguyen:
    We have downloadables for School Lunch Hero Day. I love the zoom background download: https://squaremeals.org/Programs/NationalSchoolLunchProgram/SchoolLunchHeroDay.aspx

    00:34:37
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    If anyone else has thoughts on all this, or has heard from the other state agencies, feel free to chime in!

    00:36:20
    Irene Vargas:
    Will this include the vegetable sub groups? Are these part of the extended waiver? 

    00:36:58
    Rebecca Ward:
    You may talk about this later in the call, but would you please address Triannual Wellness ? I am completely in the dark

    00:37:08
    Melinda Nguyen:
    @Irene - I don't believe so- the waivers are saying all other meal patterns in effect

    00:37:27
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    Check it out here: https://nxtgennetwork.serveddigizine.com/view/898163773/29/

    00:38:54
    Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist:
    Rebecca, we have a blogpost on our website that covers how to complete the Triennial Assessment!

    00:39:10
    Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist:
    Here is the link https://www.lunchassist.org/blog?tag=wellness+policy

    00:39:16
    Laurel Goins:
    This is great policy! I cant wait to have it voted in!

    00:39:25
    Parisa Mohammad:
    I'm also curious if everyone else will be following vegetable subgroups and providing 3/4 C of vegetable for curbside meals. We used the waiver to serve 0.5 Cup since so many items are IW.

    00:39:31
    Susan Dalandan:
    Regarding CACFP, the American Rescue Plan Act will provide additional reimbursement for young adults up to age 25 residing in Emergency Shelters. USDA has not issued guidance to states yet.

    00:40:21
    kari johnson:
    Does SB 364 also address summer meal needs?

    00:40:26
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    To learn more about school meals for all and get involved, visit https://schoolmealsforall.godaddysites.com/take-action

    00:40:30
    Nancy Whalen:
    What is the latest re: the restoration of milk, whole grains and sodium flexibilities?

    00:40:47
    Carolyn Vega:
    @Susan, here is the memo on serving meals to youth 18-24 in CACFP emergency shelters: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/implementation-guidance-reimbursement-meals-and-snacks-young-adults

    00:40:50
    Kat Soltanmorad:
    Thank you Center for Ecoliteracy, Stephanie and Jennifer!

    00:41:08
    Nancy Whalen:
    Great job Stephanie and Jennifer!!

    00:41:47
    Ana Grajeda:
    Go Girls

    00:42:51
    Stephanie Bruce:
    Thank you!!

    00:43:20
    Abby Halperin | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    @Kari, great question! Summer meals are already free for all through SFSP and SSO, but there have been some early discussions about bolstering this program.

    00:44:45
    Susan Dalandan:
    @Kari, our state agency in PA said that USDA has approved Summer EBT for summer 2021, but it is up to the states to decide if they will participate. In PA, they have not made a decision, but they are leaning towards participating.

    00:45:13
    Patricia Baugus:
    With the provision to employ SSO through June 2022 - any reason/benefit you see for districts to apply for CEP?

    00:45:44
    DEBBIE AUSTIN:
    Can we go back to salad bars in cafeterias?

    00:45:46
    Julie Clark:
    Will self serve salad bars be able to return next school year?

    00:45:48
    Lisa Buskirk:
    GREAT question Patricia, I would also like to know

    00:46:04
    Susan Dalandan:
    @Patricia, FRAC recommends applying for CEP because you will be locking in current conditions.

    00:46:30
    Stephanie Bruce:
    Hi Debbie...I am going back to salad bars as soon as my parents and teachers are comfortable with the idea.  USDA and FDA have said that the virus is not spread through food

    00:46:37
    KRisten TEkell:
    Can we get the links to the CDC updates and guides?

    00:46:40
    Abby Halperin | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    @Patrica and @Lisa — one thing that I’ve heard is that community need (and therefore your ISPs) are quite high right now, so you can lock in a higher reimbursement rate for the next four years if you apply for CEP now

    00:46:44
    kari johnson:
    @Abby, thanks for the response.  I will be in touch via email. :)

    00:47:13
    Jennifer Gonzales:
    Please clarify CACFP for 21-22 SY - snack and supper can be served free at any site regardless of free/reduce %  Thank you!

    00:47:18
    Patricia Baugus:
    Makes sense.  thank you!

    00:47:18
    Leah Underwood:
    Please provide links to the two guides you just mentioned

    00:47:49
    Chef B. Orcutt USD:
    Can you post a link for the guides that Brianna is discussing?

    00:48:11
    Susan Dalandan:
    FRAC has webinars on their website regarding the importance of applying for CEP and how to utilize best if you have lower ISP rates. Food Research and Action Center, frac.org

    00:48:28
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community/schools-childcare/COVID_SchoolMealtimeSpaces_508.pdf

    00:48:34
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/safely-distributing-meals.html

    00:48:39
    Debbi Dodson, Carton Council:
    Is anyone re-establishing their cafeteria recycling programs now that students are returning?

    00:49:05
    Hallie Ingram:
    Can masked students come through the cafeteria briefly to get their lunch served on a tray or do we need to continue serving everything packaged to go outside?

    00:49:46
    Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist:
    Hallie - students should be able to come thru the cafeteria, as long as some safety guidelines can remain in place (i.e. masks, 3’ distancing, etc.)

    00:50:02
    Irene Vargas:
    @Debbie, Yes, but no share racks or tables...yet! 

    00:50:16
    Neha Cramer:
    That's correct, Mickinzie!

    00:50:30
    Eric Enciso:
    Thank you CDC for the guidance and for being here

    00:50:33
    Carolyn Vega:
    @Jennifer -- re: CACFP area eligibility for SY21-22, correct, the nationwide waiver eliminates the area eligibility requirement for next year, so you can serve at any site. But as always, check with your state agency!

    00:50:52
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    Learn more about the AR Boot Camp: https://www.lunchassist.org/ARBootCamp

    00:50:56
    Neha Cramer:
    Thanks for having us on!

    00:51:20
    Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist:
    Thank YOU, Neha and Brianna!!

    00:51:26
    Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist:
    Love all the updates!

    00:51:49
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    www.lunchassist.org/ARBootCamp

    00:52:01
    Brianna Dumas:
    Thanks for having us!

    00:52:04
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    How to Complete the Triennial Assessment: https://www.lunchassist.org/blog

    00:52:13
    Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist:
    We will be editing the Triennial Assessment blog post to add some time-saving tips, later today!

    00:52:27
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    New Tips for Staffing Summer Meal Programs: https://bestpractices.nokidhungry.org/resource/tips-staffing-summer-meals-program

    00:54:15
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    https://state.nokidhungry.org/california/2021/04/08/now-accepting-nominations-to-the-california-league-of-hunger-heroes/

    00:55:04
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    https://www.caff.org/caff-week-of-action-2021/

    00:55:44
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    http://www.regulations.gov

    00:56:00
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    No Kid Hungry California League of Hunger Heroes: https://state.nokidhungry.org/california/2021/04/08/now-accepting-nominations-to-the-california-league-of-hunger-heroes/ 

    00:56:00
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    CAFF’s Week of Action: https://www.caff.org/weekofaction2021/?link_id=1&can_id=62640690023080a24d9d5d7847616929&source=email-family-farmers-bring-the-heat&email_referrer=email_1165218&email_subject=family-farmers-bring-the-heat 

    00:56:00
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    USDA executive order: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/21/2021-08152/supply-chains-for-the-production-of-agricultural-commodities-and-food-products

    00:56:37
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    chef ann foundation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7L2CZ27

    00:56:49
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    health-e pro training: https://www.healthepro.com/project/financial-fitness/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Financial%20Fitness%20Email%201&utm_content=Financial%20Fitness%20Email%201+CID_7738532b2e92a7a912922dee5d42d624&utm_source=cm&utm_term=View%20Financial%20Fitness%20Training%20Videos%20Here

    00:57:22
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    CICN: https://theicn.org/cicn/

    00:57:47
    Corina Ulloa:
    health-e-pro link please

    00:58:19
    Agnes Lally:
    Any update or statuse from USDA or CDE regarding to meal application for the new school year

    00:58:36
    Abby Halperin | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    @Corina, let us know if this link works for you: health-e pro training: https://www.healthepro.com/project/financial-fitness/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Financial%20Fitness%20Email%201&utm_content=Financial%20Fitness%20Email%201+CID_7738532b2e92a7a912922dee5d42d624&utm_source=cm&utm_term=View%20Financial%20Fitness%20Training%20Videos%20Here

    00:58:40
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    USDA seeding success: https://usda-fns.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=usda-fns&service=6&rnd=0.5828300768704326&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fusda-fns.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000003b5f4c9b1e26e52446ce1ec38675654064bb722d890e53f1ee809a6e9d326fe7c%26siteurl%3Dusda-fns%26confViewID%3D190228887146356547%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAM-PThBj68gMQ0Sr3VDc94l15yPa6uUMwyO31MaJvxJlA2%26 

    00:58:40
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    SNA and CDC: https://www.pathlms.com/sna/courses?category_ids[]=4132

    00:58:59
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    Lean & green: https://www.leanandgreenkids.org/nutrition-curriculum.html

    00:59:12
    Corina Ulloa:
    Got it.  Thanks Abby!

    00:59:41
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    Link to Sprouts grant: https://about.sprouts.com/sprouts-foundation/grants/

    00:59:46
    Rebecca Ward:
    The Mixup podcast is from the ICN?

    01:00:30
    Laura Benitez | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    Nextgen advocacy: https://www.ecoliteracy.org/sites/default/files/media/nextgenpolicy_advocacy_training_2021.pdf

    01:00:31
    Abby Halperin | Center for Ecoliteracy:
    @Rebecca, yes, you can find it here: https://theicn.org/podcast

    01:00:52
    Rebecca Ward:
    Thank you!

    01:01:17
    Crystal Whitelaw Hall I Center for Ecoliteracy:
    Thank you to all of our incredible food service heroes. It truly ‘takes a village’!

    01:01:53
    Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist:
    @AgnesLally, in Caifornia, from the last TownHall meeting - CDE isn’t sure how this will look and is awaiting guidance. Our guess is it will be the same-same as what is listed in the Jan 5 Q&A where USDA strongly urged schools to continue collecting applications if needed.

    01:01:53
    Ana Grajeda:
    Thank you All for such a wonderful resources

    01:02:09
    Nicole Fous:
    Once I am finally approved for our own program here at my school do I have the option to only serve our kids on campus or do I automatically have to serve 0-18 no matter what school they attend? We will be a first time School Nutrition Program starting next school year.

    01:02:18
    Dr. Robert Lewis:
    Yeah, Donna Martin!

    01:02:24
    Brianna Dumas:
    Donna Martin taught me everything I know! Yay Donna!

    01:03:40
    Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist:
    @Nicole - if you would like to serve only enrolled students, you will just need to apply to operate a “closed, enrolled SSO site”

    01:03:46
    Carolyn Vega:
    @Nicole, I listened to a USDA webinar and they said that schools can do SSO as closed enrolled sites that only serve their own students (but you can also serve all kids as an open site if you want).

    01:05:08
    Nicole Fous:
    @Carolyn, thank you. Thats what I thought too . Its a little overwhelming as a first timer!

    01:06:25
    Kat Soltanmorad:
    Awesome entrée of fish and wild rice!

    01:06:27
    Stephanie Bruce:
    You are amazing Donna!

    01:06:43
    Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist:
    those  meals look so good!!!

    01:06:51
    Nicole Fous:
    WOW. That’s impressive!

    01:07:08
    Ana Grajeda:
    that looks Delicious Yummm

    01:07:09
    krysta williams:
    Beautiful, Donna!

    01:07:09
    Emily Cena:
    So teachers come to lunch with the students?  That would be so wonderful!

    01:07:29
    Kristin Zellhart:
    Very impressed with your system of providing meals safely!

    01:10:48
    Stephanie Bruce:
    Great job Jennifer!!!  You have done a great job

    01:13:55
    Dane Petersen, CHIP's F2I Center:
    ALL of these meals looks amazing!

    01:17:05
    Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist:
    These are great, Donna! Great project for dietetic interns!

    01:17:15
    Nancy Whalen:
    Fantastic idea, Donna!

    01:17:25
    Melinda Nguyen:
    how do you know that these families have stoves/kitchen tools, basic cooking skills?

    01:17:36
    krysta williams:
    LOVE the recipes and instructions, Donna.

    01:17:57
    Ana Grajeda:
    Awesome! Great Recipes and how to cook items

    01:18:12
    Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist:
    The boxes are a great vessel for communicating nutrition education with parents!

    01:18:39
    Angelica Castanon:
    Turning a crisis into an opportunity! Thank you for all you do!

    01:18:56
    Crystal Whitelaw Hall I Center for Ecoliteracy:
    nutrition education directly into the home. what an impact! love to see it!

    01:19:19
    Ana Grajeda:
    jicama with tajin

    01:19:28
    Emily Cena:
    Donna - with 75% of your students attending school full time, how do you ensure you aren't feeding those students at school and at home for the same day?  We continue to struggle with that piece...

    01:19:38
    KRisten TEkell:
    So inspiring!

    01:19:45
    Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist:
    JICAMA + TAJIN + LIME = PERFECT SNACK FOR SUMMER!

    01:20:11
    Rebecca Ward:
    Thanks to everyone!

    01:21:07
    Donna Martin:
    We have a list of our virtual students that we use when they come to get our boxes and we mark off their names.  If they have 0-4 years old we verify their birthdate and add them to our lists.

    01:21:16
    Jamie Anderson:
    I was calling a women's shelter once a week and ask how many kids they had and drop off.

    01:21:35
    Stephanie Bruce:
    LOVE the WEST Side Market in OHIO

    01:21:57
    Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist:
    Great idea, Jamie!

    01:22:55
    Jennifer Lew-Vang:
    Donna - I love the boxes and I love precepting Dietetic Interns! They're so fun and help upkeep a positive, innovative, and educating environment.

    01:23:47
    Deirdre Kleske:
    There's a low sodium Tajin, too! :) https://www.tajin.com/us/tajin-clasico-low-sodium/

    01:24:39
    Donna Martin:
    We surveyed our parents so see what cooking utensils and equipment they had and they had everything they would need to cook with our boxes.  I was totally shocked how equipped their kitchens were.  I was afraid that would be a problem, but no one has complained.  They have even come back and told me the new recipes they have made with the ingredients in the box.  For example, one family made cream of broccoli soup with the milk, cheese, broccoli and mushrooms we had in the box.

    01:24:45
    Paloma Perez Bertrand I LunchAssist:
    That's right! thank you @Deirdre!

    01:26:58
    Donna Martin:
    Brianna was the first Farm to School Dietitian I ever hired and she set an example that has inspired our program for years.  Brianna rocks everything she does.

    01:28:14
    Irene Vargas:
    Awesome work everyone! 

    01:33:37
    Michael Jochner:
    Shout out to Friends of the Earth - they helped my program align with 3 local farmers, all willing to work with schools.

    01:37:12
    Nancy Whalen:
    Thank you, Mickinzie.

    01:37:20
    Nelly:
    Any updates on meal applications for 21-22?

    01:40:03
    Mickinzie Lopez | LunchAssist:
    Hi Nelly, no official updates yet!

    01:40:55
    Chef B. Orcutt USD:
    thank you!!!!

    01:41:00
    holliday arnett:
    Thank you

    01:41:03
    DEBBIE AUSTIN:
    Thank you!

    01:41:05
    Irene Vargas:
    Thank you everyone! 

    01:41:06
    Darlene Morrow:
    Thank you!

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