The CIA Healthy Kids Collaborative is a year-round, invitational initiative designed to both accelerate innovation and deepen technical and professional expertise in K-12 school food. It is a unique and focused multi-year collaboration between school nutrition professionals, school chefs, suppliers, and other stakeholders to create and advance culinary driven, healthier foods for kids.
The CIA Healthy Kids Collaborative leverages the combined expertise and experience of members, corporate members, and invited content experts with the goals of discovering flavor and menu strategies, highlighting successes and best practices, and developing training protocols and resources. The Collaborative works collectively to explore culinary solutions to increase the availability and acceptance of healthy foods in schools, engage with leading suppliers and stakeholders to gain insights and ideas and to influence solutions, and share insights and solutions widely with school districts across the United States.
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Presentations from the Healthy Kids Collaborative are accessable for members only. The Culinary Institute of America has provided members with a password to access the PDF files below. Forgot your password? Contact us and we'll resend it to you!
The December 2016 Healthy Flavors, Healthy Kids Program includes the schedule, descriptions of all sessions, National School Nutrition Advisory Council member bios, information about presenters and chefs, and all recipes from the Summit.
Presentation by Greg Drescher, CIA
Presentation by Dayle Hayes, School Meals that Rock
Presentation by Colleen McClellan, Datassential
Presentation by Cathy Powers, Healthy Kids Collaborative Chair
Presentation by Sapna Thottathil, School Food Focus
Presentation by Cody Williams, Sonoma Valley Unified School District