This year’s virtual Heathy Kids, Healthy Programs Summit 2021 on May 7, 2021 was a big hit! Nearly 150 school nutrition staff across the Commonwealth came together to find the key to happiness with keynote speaker, Paul Krismer, learn some great Buddha Bowl recipes and, to celebrate School Lunch Hero Day 2021.
Keynote speaker, Paul Krismer, Certified Executive Coach and Best-Selling Author of Whole Person Happiness, brought a multitude of positivity to the Summit. He gave participants the key to success. Happiness. Happiness happens, and success follows. The two are directly correlated to a positive outlook on life and the science behind a healthy mindset. To assess your own personal happiness measurements, scan the QR code to the right.
The mouthwatering part of the day was JSI Chef Tracey Burg demonstrating how to assemble a variety of fresh Buddha bowls with a mixture of everyday ingredients. The eye appealing key to these bowls is the vibrant and bright colors that can be added. These bowls are designed to be packed with yummy vegetables and can be made with ingredients from school gardens, those in limited quantities and seasonal vegetables. Find these Buddha Bowl recipes on the JSI website.
The finale of the HKHP Summit 2021 ended with a School Lunch Hero Day celebration video to show all the hard work and dedication Massachusetts school nutrition professionals provide to students, families and communities everyday. With that, Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker signed a proclamation declaring May 7, 2021 School Lunch Hero Day! See the proclamation below.