Highlights from the Healthy Kids, Healthy Programs Summit – May 24

Join school nutrition directors and business managers from across the Commonwealth at the 2016 Healthy Kids, Healthy Programs Summit on May 24th and 25th! The conference, sponsored by the Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition, promotes healthy students and healthy school nutrition programs.

On May 24, 2016, keynote speakers will present General Sessions in the morning and afternoon. Learn about employee engagement and how to capitalize on your employees’ potential! Lori Coakley, PhD, a professor in the Department of Management at Bryant University, will speak about leading engagement in the morning keynote session. Dive deeper into employee engagement with Dr. Coakley as she builds off of her morning presentation with a breakout session Building Employee Engagement and Fostering Effective Communication.

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Discover how to develop your team and move your school nutrition program toward a culture of ongoing learning later in the day! Gloria A. Santa Anna, Sonia Lindop, Sarah Kahando and Jacob Carter will speak on behalf of Massachusetts Training, Education and Research Initiative (MassTERI) of the Labor/Management Workplace Education Program (L/MWEP) during the afternoon keynote presentation Leadership in the Kitchen: Moving Towards a Culture of Ongoing Learning.

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The 2016 Summit will be held at Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood. Attendees can earn up to 6 hours of professional development each day of the Summit, forget to register by May 6th!

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