Tuesday Morning - June 18, 2019

An Update on Federal and State Policy Issues
from SNA

Table of Contents

Federal Policy

FNS Administrator Brandon Lipps Visits Nutrition Programs in Louisiana
USDA Releases New Resource Kit to Promote Summer Meals
School Nutrition Transparency for Healthy Kids Act of 2019

State Snapshots

Oregon Bans Single-Use Plastic Straws

Mark Your Calendars

SNA’s Upcoming Webinar
Summer Meals and Summer Learning: Strategies for Closing the Summer Nutrition and Opportunity Gap
Webinar on Building Relationships with Lawmakers
CACFP Trainers’ Circle: Interactive In-Person Training Webinar
SNA’s 2019 Annual National Conference
Back to School, Back to Afterschool Meals: Getting Started and Maximizing Participation
Upcoming Webinar: Serving Vegetables in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Mystery Chat Corner

Federal Policy

FNS Administrator Brandon Lipps Visits Nutrition Programs in Louisiana

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Administrator Brandon Lipps visited locations across Louisiana that participate in FNS programs. While there, Undersecretary Lipps and USDA administrators toured local assistance organizations, food distribution centers and nutrition training programs that are improving the health of low-income individuals through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Commodity Supplement Food Program (CSFP) and other initiatives. Undersecretary Lipps reported positive feedback on the operation of these programs, saying “I gained a greater insight on the different way FNS is helping Americans find a path to self-sufficiency.”

USDA Releases New Resource Kit to Promote Summer Meals

Ready for summer? USDA has released a new “Summer Food, Summer Moves” resource kit helps keep kids and families excited about healthy eating and staying active throughout the summer months. The materials are available in English and Spanish and include activity guides, recipes, posters, flyers and more.

School Nutrition Transparency for Healthy Kids Act of 2019

U.S. Representative Kim Schrier (D-WA8) introduced H.R. 3049, the School Nutrition Transparency for Healthy Kids Act of 2019. This legislation works to ensure public disclosure of nutrition standards compliance by school food authorities, and for other purposes including the percentage and number of school food authorities in accordance and the total number of school food authorities in each state. This bill was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor.

State Snapshots

Oregon Bans Single-Use Plastic Straws

On Thursday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law SB 90, which would prohibit food and beverage providers from providing single-use plastic straws to consumers unless specifically requested.

Mark Your Calendars

SNA’s Upcoming Webinar

Learn about hot topics in school nutrition and earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with SNA’s popular professional development webinars. Missed a particular webinar, catch up with SNA’s on-demand webinars.

Non-Universal & Universal Breakfast in the Classroom: Data Driven Decisions and the Numbers Behind Breakfast in the Classroom
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 2:00 pm ET
Come hear from a Georgia school district that has had success both with a universal free model of breakfast in the classroom as well as counting and claiming model in some schools. This webinar will include a special focus on how the district utilizes data to inform decisions and tell the breakfast story.
Successful completion of the webinar and quiz is awarded 1 SNA CEU, or 1 CPEU for RDNs/NDTRs.

Summer Meals and Summer Learning: Strategies for Closing the Summer Nutrition and Opportunity Gap

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 1:00 PM EDT
School’s out! Did you know that children can lose one to three months of learning over the course of a single summer? Summer nutrition programs can play a pivotal role in closing hunger and learning opportunity gaps for children by offering educational and enrichment opportunities alongside healthy meals. Join this webinar to hear about creative ways to tap into resources and partners to ensure that children are accessing the nutrition and enrichment programs they need all summer long. You can register for the webinar here.

Webinar on Building Relationships with Lawmakers

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 1:00 PM EDT
The Congressional Management Foundation will host “How to Hug a Porcupine: How to Build Relationships with Lawmakers and Why It’s Important.” The Congressional Management Foundation provides research and resources to organizations to help improve advocacy efforts, and this webinar will focus on proven-effective strategies for building influential relationships with lawmakers. Registration closes COB Friday, June 21, 2019. Register here.

CACFP Trainers’ Circle: Interactive In-Person Training Webinar

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 2:30 PM ET
Join the webinar, “CACFP Trainers’ Circle: Interactive In-Person Training.” This collaborative webinar will highlight strategies that will help to make in-person training more useful and participatory. Tune in to hear active members of the Maryland State Department and the Texas Department of Agriculture share their approaches to engage CACFP operators and difficulties in providing training. This training webinar is part of USDA’s Team Nutrition free, quarterly “CACFP Trainers’ Circle” webinar series. Register here.

SNA’s 2019 Annual National Conference

Get ready for great! Start planning now for whom you want to make sure you meet in St. Louis, Mo., at the "School Nutrition Networking Event of the Year"—SNA’s 73rd Annual National Conference (ANC), July 14-16, 2019!

Back to School, Back to Afterschool Meals: Getting Started and Maximizing Participation

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 1:00 PM EDT
Did you know that the Afterschool Meal Program can help fill the nutrition gap that may exist for millions of low-income children when the school day ends? The Afterschool Meal Program provides federal funding to afterschool programs operating in low-income areas to serve nutritious meals and snacks to children 18 and under after school, on weekends, and during school holidays. Join FRAC’s webinar to learn how to get started and increase participation at existing programs. You can register for the webinar here.

Upcoming Webinar: Serving Vegetables in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 2:00 PM ET
USDA’s Food Nutrition Services (FNS) will present a new webinar from the “CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursday Training Webinars” series. This webinar will cover “Serving Vegetables in the Child and Adult Care Food Program” (CACFP). This webinar is part of Team Nutrition’s monthly training webinars that focus on topics related to the CACFP Meal Pattern requirements. Each webinar will be presented on the third Thursday of every other month and will focus on techniques and skills that trainers can use to provide high-quality meals and snacks through the CACFP. USDA welcomes all attendees including school nutrition professionals, state agencies, CACFP sponsoring organizations and industry members. To register, visit this link.


Mystery Chat Corner

On June 18, 1873, Susan B. Anthony was found guilty and fined $100 for voting in the 1872 Presidential election.
Ms. Anthony had registered over 50 women to vote in the election and had expected to be turned away at the voting booth. After successfully voting, a warrant was issued, and U.S. Marshals arrested her in her home. Her trial attracted the attention of the national press and was a pivotal moment in the women’s suffrage movement.

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