JUN
  07

Healthy Food Fuels Hungry Minds: Advancing Children's Health In & Out of School...

Presented by
Harvard University Dining Services,
Let's Talk About Food &
The Massachusetts Health Council

$50*

Community Health Centers, Hospitals & Health & Wellness Professionals working with Children and their Families, please:

Join us on June 7th at Healthy Food Fuels Hungry Minds: Advancing Children's Health In & Out of School to discuss the interplay between school, home and community environments and your patients’ health. What can we do better together?

Schools are on the front lines in affecting access to healthy food and educating children about healthier choices. Unhealthy eating habits and lack of access to nutritious food can place children on a course for lifelong health-related issues and reduced chances to thrive in all of life’s endeavors. Therefore, it is imperative that we address food-related challenges like childhood obesity, juvenile diabetes and the phenomenon of “kids too hungry to learn.

Those who should attend the third annual Healthy Food Fuels Hungry Minds conference include School Nutrition Directors, School Nurses, Teachers, Administrators, Parents and PTO’s, School Committee Members and other Public Policy Makers.

Hospital and Community Health Center professionals working with children and families including, Dieticians, Physicians, Nurses, Health Coaches, Community Health Workers, Social Workers, Health Law Attorneys, Diabetes Program Staff, etc.can all gain by attending and participating in the discussions.

The impressive slate of presenters for Healthy Food Fuels Hungry Minds on June 7th include leading food professionals, authors and academicians, policy and wellness advocates, and experts in the fields of law, public health and education. The full agenda is below.

The objective of Healthy Food Fuels Hungry Minds is to collectively make kids’ nutrition in Massachusetts the best in the nation. We can accomplish this by creating an environment - both in and out of school - where great nutrition is fostered and where healthier choices, including healthy food and beverages and clean, drinkable water, are always the easiest ones.

Please join us June 7th to discuss the science, policy and action steps for children’s nutrition!


AGENDA

Featuring Keynote addresses from Marion Nestle & Betti Wiggins

9:00am – Welcome (Louisa Kasdon & David Martin)

9:15am – Taxing Sugar, Why and How (Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University)

10:15am – The School Food Environment: The Dietary and Health Effects of School Meal Standards, Fresh F&V Programs and Competitive Food Standards (Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, Dean Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy)

11:00am – Break

11:15am – Marketing Food to Kids - Psychology and Behavior, Social Media, POS, Increasing Participation (Steve Gortmaker, Professor of the Practice of Health Sociology. Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health)

12:15 – Chef Demonstrations of School Food Recipes/Menus & Lunch

1:15pm – A Conversation on Big City School Food (Betti Wiggins, Officer of Nutrition Services, Houston Independent School District; with Laura Benavidez, Executive Director of Food and Nutrition Services, Boston Public Schools)

2:15pm – Breakout Sessions Round 1 of Successful/Best Practices

  • Fringe School Food - after school, nights, weekends, and alt operations (Joanne Lennon, Food Service Director, Chicopee Public Schools; April Laskey, Food Service Director, Billerica Public Schools; Lynn Petrowski, Food Service Director, Hanover Public Schools; Lauren Cook/Grace Lichaa and Jeffery Greenberg- Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston)
  • Current Outlook on Food Policy & Funding in and out of schools (Emma Clippinger, Clinical Fellow, Food Law & Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School)
  • Teaching Health Habits in Schools that Carry out of the Classroom/Culinary Literacy (Janice Watt, SNS, Food Service Director, Foxborough Public Schools; Jeanne Reilly, Food Service Director, Windham Raymond Maine Schools; Laurent Adamowicz, Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation)

3:00pm – Breakout Sessions Round 2 of Successful/Best Practices

  • Changing Perceptions & Attitudes About School Food: Helping advocates and champions understand both the challenges but also the ways they can HELP their school food program tout their successes (Janice Watt, SNS, Food Service Director, Foxborough Public Schools; Mara Fleishman, CEO, Chef Ann Foundation)
  • Increasing Breakfast Participation, The Massachusetts School Breakfast Report Card (Andrea Silbert, President, Eos Foundation)
  • Understanding school food funding for non-SN Directors (Maria Hall, Food Service Director, Walpole Public Schools; Jeanne Sheridan, Food Service Director, Acushnet & Blackstone Schools; Kristin Morello, Food Service Director, Reading & Wakefield Schools)
  • School Wellness Committee Engagement (Sandra Widland, Parent; Rob Leshin,  Director of Nutrition Programs, MA Dept of Education; Deb Spinelli, Superintendent, Foxborough Public Schools; Liz Murphy, Principal, Sharon Public Schools)

4:00pm – Getting to the State House - Turning Ideas into Policy

  • Senator Jason Lewis, Democrat - Fifth Middlesex
  • Allyson Perron Drag - Senior Government Relations Director, American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
  • Catherine D’Amato - President & CEO, The Greater Boston Food Bank

4:45pm – "Town Hall" Discussion: Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax Discussion – Where should the money go? How can we all be involved?

5:30pm – Close

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DATE AND TIME

Wed, June 7, 2017

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM EDT

LOCATION

Harvard University

1 Oxford Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

*To request a scholarship of $25 (half off) for the June 7 conference, please submit a short statement to crista_martin@harvard.edu
outlining your interest in the program, how attendance will benefit your work in school food advocacy and why a scholarship is vital for your participation. We have a limited number of scholarships available and will consider requests on a rolling basis.

When you are approved for a scholarship, you will receive an email confirmation with a registration discount code. You should then formally register and pay the balance of the program fee not covered by the scholarship.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Healthy Food Fuels Hungry Minds " is the product of a partnership between Let's Talk About Food, the Massachusetts Health Council and Harvard University Dining Services.