Conference Session"In the Midst of Legislation - Keep Focused on Education!"
Key Areas: Nutrition/Nutrition Education
Session: Session G - Sunday November 12, 2017: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - 302/303
Speaker(s): Nancy Whalen - Registered Dietitian, Clovis Unified School District
Objectives: Recognize that nutrition education is key in combatting obesity and creating healthy eating habits.
Identify the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and how they align with school meals and how to apply them to personal life.
Describe key messages of MyPlate and how to communicate these effectively to students & staff.
Description: As a society, we seem to be good at legislating but sometime miss opportunities to be educating! Remaining focused on nutrition education, in the midst of adhering to all the regulations, can help students learn healthful eating habits for life. Students also learn from watching adults in their life. Practicing healthy lifestyles can also have an effect on the little eyes watching us!
Nancy Whalen - Registered Dietitian
Clovis Unified School District
Nancy currently works with Clovis Unified as a registered dietitian. She studied at Fresno State and Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She has worked in child nutrition programs across the country from Virginia to California over the past 20 years. Nancy has been married for 22 years and has a teenage daughter and an adorable Persian kitty!