Conference Session"Nutrition and Wellness: Support for You and Your School Community"
Key Areas: Nutrition/Nutrition Education
Session: Session C - Saturday November 11, 2017: 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - 301
Speaker(s): Shannan Young - Senior Project Manager, Dairy Council of California
Objectives: 1. Know the resources and programs the Dairy Council of California has in supporting schools and school foodservice.
2. Learn how to access and utilize resources and services available through the Dairy Council of California.
3. Hear from other CSNA members how they have integrated the resources into their programs.
Description: Are you interested in eating for health and wellness, what about getting students to eat healthier, connecting the classroom to the cafeteria, or reaching parents with the healthy eating message? Recognizing this take times, resources and partnerships, at this session you will learn how to access and utilize the wealth of nutrition education and promotion resources available to you for free and how school foodservice directors have leveraged these resources in their districts.
Shannan Young - Senior Project Manager
Dairy Council of California
Shannan Young was raised in a family where healthy eating and active living were a part of daily life. With fond childhood memories of growing up on her family farm raising animals, gardening and cooking with her parents. Family mealtimes were always fresh, local and delicious. As a wife and mom of three boys, she is carrying on these family traditions in her home.
After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Community Nutrition from the University of California, Davis, she became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and credentialed School Nutrition Specialist. She came to realize the negative impact obesity has on health after spending the first five years of her career working as a renal dietitian. This created the foundation for her passion to focus her career on creating a culture of wellness in schools; first working at a large school district for 11 years and then for the California Department of Education for six years. Today she is sharing her passion for healthy eating and active living through her work as the Dairy Council of California's Senior Project Manager, serving as the School Foodservice Advisor for the Farm to School Yolo Taskforce, Co-Chair of the California Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative and Industry Chair for the Mother Lode Chapter of the California School Nutrition Association.