Schedule 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

8:00am – Registration

  • Coffee and light breakfast (sponsored by Costa, Hood & Jafco)

8:30 – Welcome

  • David Davidson, Managing Director for Harvard University Dining Services
  • Louisa Kasdon, Founder, Let’s Talk About Food

9:00 – Morning Keynote

  • Introduction by Jody Adams, Chef/Owner, Rialto, Trade & Saloniki
  • Chef Daniel Giusti, Founder, Brigaid

9:45 – Changes in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act & Other Federal Legislation

  • Emily Broad Leib, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic
  • Emma Clippinger, Fellow, Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic  

10:15 – Changes in Nutrition Standards & the Healthy Eating Plate for Kids

  • Juliana Cohen, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

10:45 – The Link Between School Food and School Performance

  • Moderator: Roy Green, Education Editor for the Boston Globe
  • Jo-Anne Lennon, Food Service Director, Chicopee Public Schools
  • Jeanne Goldberg, Professor of Nutrition, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Linda Novick O’Keefe, CEO, Common Threads
  • Dayle Hayes, Advocate, School Meals That Rock

11:30 – Breakouts

So You Want to Make a Change? Understanding the Pace & Politics of School Food (Parents, advocates, innovators)

  • Moderator: Bettina Siegel, Advocate, The Lunch Tray
  • Mellissa Honeywood, Food Service Director, Cambridge Public Schools
  • Scott Richardson, Co-founder & Partner, Northbound Ventures
  • Catharine H. Powers, Consultant, Culinary Nutrition Associates
  • Andrew Wilkinson, Seafood Specialist /Culinary Division, North Coast Seafoods

Marketing Real Food to Real Kids (and Families) (nutrition directors)

  • Moderator: Mara Fleishman, CEO, Chef Ann Foundation
  • Ellen Parker, Director, Project Bread
  • Linda Novick O’Keefe, CEO, Common Threads
  • Brendan Ryan, Food Service Director, Framingham Public Schools
  • Dayle Hayes, Advocate, School Meals That Rock  

Making the Commissary Case: Springfield School District Culinary and Nutrition Center (nutrition directors)

  • Moderator: Louisa Kasdon, Founder, Let’s Talk About Food
  • Mark R. Jeffrey, District Manager, Sodexo
  • Tim Gray, Food Service Administrator, Sodexo

12:20pm – When an Elected Official Embraces Good School Food

  • Michelle Wu, President and Councilor-At-Large, Boston City Council

12:40 – Lunch

  • Station-Style Samplings/Small Bites, including Cambridge Public Schools, Framingham Public Schools, Harvard University Dining Services, Revolution Foods, Preferred Meals

1:30– Afternoon Keynote

  • Introduction by Andrea Silbert, President, Eos Foundation
  • Dr. Tommy Chang, Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

2:15 – Breakouts

Beyond Lunch – School Food beyond the traditional borders (advocates, parents, policy folks)

  • Moderator: Catherine D’Amato, President & CEO, Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Christy Mach Dubé, Director, Eos Foundation
  • Alanna Mallon, Program Director, Food for Free
  • Dr. Anne Fishel, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
  • Linda Novick O’Keefe, CEO, Common Threads

Staffing and Training for Superior School Food (nutrition directors)

  • Moderator: Catharine H. Powers, MS, RD, Consultant, Culinary Nutrition Associates
  • Aleshia Hall-Campbell, PhD, MPH, Acting Executive Director, Institute of Child Nutrition
  • Tony Geraci, Consultant, Genuine Foods
  • Brendan Ryan, Food Service Director, Framingham Public Schools

Lessons Learned: Optimizing the Business Models for the Best School Food (parents, policy makers, vendors)

  • Moderator: Scott Richardson, Co-founder & Partner, Northbound Ventures
  • Pat Donovan, Vice President of Business Development, Revolution Foods
  • Alexander Agee II, Vice President of Business Development, Preferred Meals
  • Mellissa Honeywood, Food Service Director, Cambridge Public Schools

3:15 – The Commissary Conversation– Make or Buy?

  • Moderator: Scott Richardson, Co-founder & Partner, Northbound Ventures
  • Tony Geraci, Consultant, Genuine Foods
  • Donna Lombardi, Food Service Director, Worcester Public Schools
  • Martin Breslin, Director of Culinary Operations, Harvard University Dining Services

4:00 – A New Vision for School Food

  • Mara Fleishman, CEO, Chef Ann Foundation
  • Ashley Shaffer, Senior Design Researcher, IDEO
  • Karen McGrail, MEd, RD, LDN, Director, The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition
  • Lisa Feldman, CRC, Director of Culinary Services, Sodexo