Healthy Kids, Healthy Programs Summit: May 20 Highlights

Join school nutrition directors, managers, and business managers from across the Commonwealth at the Healthy Kids, Healthy Programs Summit on May 20 and 21. This conference promotes healthy students and healthy school nutrition programs, and is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition.

The morning of May 20th will begin with greetings from Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Scott Noyes will then present the morning keynote, Communicating with Confidence and Clarity. Noyes will build off of his keynote throughout the day in Continuous Quality Improvement sessions, addressing how to motivate employees, create a positive workplace culture, and conflict management. Noyes has been professionally working, playing, writing and talking about children for thirty years. He is the founder of Empowering Programs, whose goal is to support adults who enjoy playing and working with children.

Keynote Speakers

May 20 keynote speakers: Scott Noyes (left) and Dr. Robert Murray (right)

At lunch, Dr. Robert Murray will present the lunch keynote, The Learning Connection, sponsored by the New England Dairy and Food Council. Dr. Murray will address the impact of healthy eating, food security, and physical activity on the developing brain in children and the connection with academic success. Dr. Murray is a Professor of Human Nutrition at The Ohio State University.

Stay tuned to the Healthy Kids, Healthy Programs Summit page for the presentation files!

In addition to the keynote addresses, advanced learning will be provided in three learning tracks at the conference:

  • Resource Management
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Promotion and Marketing

The 2015 Healthy Kids, Healthy Programs Summit will be held at Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood. Learn more about the conference from the JSI website and the brochure.

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