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The U.S. Department of Agriculture updated school meal standards in July 2012. Anecdotal reports suggested these changes created more food waste. Research shows that parents support the new standards and children are eating fruits and vegetables in school. There are many strategies schools can use to make improvements to meal quality and menu choices supporting children's consumption of school meals – come learn about these strategies in this session.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Juliana Cohen, Research Associate, Harvard School of Public Health, Department of NutritionWendi Gosliner, Project Scientist, University of CaliforniaJudi Larsen, Program Manager, The California EndowmentBethany Yon, Research Associate, University of VermontModerator: Carol Chase Huegli, Associate Director, Nutrition Services Division, California Department of Education
Students, teachers and staff spend a significant amount of time at school. A culture of health at schools supports healthy behaviors for the entire school community. This session focuses on innovation and collaboration. You will hear about work being led by retired military leaders, an integrated health care system and the largest teacher union in the nation.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Major General Arthur Bartell, President, Army and Navy AcademyLainie Morgan, Senior Program Coordinator, National Education Association - Healthy FuturesSarah Threlfall, Senior Consultant, Kaiser PermanenteModerator: Elisa Mendel, Vice President, Healthworks and Product Innovation, Kaiser Permanente
Schools are under pressure to provide healthy school meals students will eat. This thought-provoking session looks at how the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement (SLM) promotes holistic changes that improve student consumption of healthy foods. A national perspective of the SLM will be highlighted along with local examples of SLM implementation. In addition to the SLM presentation, “lessons from the lunch ladies”, a school-based research project will be shared.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Kathryn Hoy, Manager, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition ProgramsMary Podrabsky, Director of School and Community Initiatives, University of Washington-Center for Public Health NutritionSuzy Sayre, Director of Nutrition Services, El Monte High School DistrictModerator: Shannan Young, Senior Project Manager, Dairy Council of California
With 10.2 million youth in afterschool programs, out-of-school time is ideal to educate students about nutrition, ensure students “get their 60”, and build healthier communities while helping close the achievement gap. The Alliance for a Healthy Generation, New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, and Team California for Healthy Afterschool will present their models for making the healthy choice the easy choice in afterschool settings.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Sue Cornell, Healthy U Director, New Jersey YMCA State AllianceDaniel Hatcher, National Healthy Out-of-School Time Advisor, Alliance for a Healthier GenerationJason Smith, Health and Wellness Director, Sacramento Chinese Community Service CenterModerator: Andrew Laufer, Education Administrator, California Department of Education
The Institute of Medicine recommends a “Whole-of-School” approach to providing physical activity to students. This session includes evaluations of three innovative programs in elementary schools. The programs illustrate opportunities to integrate activity in school that can complement physical education, including before and after school, lunch time recess, and classroom activity breaks. Each program will share evaluation strategies and results.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Hendrik de Heer, Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona UniversityJessa Engelberg, Doctoral Candidate, University of California, San DiegoAyano Healy, Lead Health Educator, Northern California Center for Well-BeingModerator: Jim Sallis, Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego
New Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) requirements offer opportunities and challenges for implementation. This session will highlight nationwide successes utilizing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s identified tools to support LSWP efforts, along with examples of how local communities were able to strengthen their school wellness policies.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Sharon Hillidge, Wellness Resource Teacher, Chula Vista Elementary School DistrictKate McDevitt, Senior Manager, School Wellness Programs, UC San Diego School of MedicineAllison Nihiser, Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionModerator: Heather Reed, Nutrition Education Consultant, Nutrition Services Division, California Department of Education