7th Annual
NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018 IN CHAPEL HILL, NC


8:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:25 am
Welcome

  • Lou Anne Crumpler, State Director, No Kid Hungry North Carolina (NKH NC), UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Gideon Adams, VP of  Community Health and Engagement, Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC (CENC)

8:30 am
A Spark of Creation: Performances

  • Tain Collins of Cirque de Vol
  • Musical artist Josh Rowsey

9:00 am
Spotlight on INNOVATIVE SCHOOL BREAKFAST SERVICE

  • Introduced by Helen Roberts, NKH NC School Outreach Educator
  • Shirley Pelletier, President, School Nutrition Association of NC, and School Nutrition Director, Perquimans County Schools
  • Jason Griffin, 2017 Wells Fargo NC Principal of the Year, Hertford Grammar School, Perquimans County Schools
  • Robert Taylor, Superintendent, Bladen County Schools
  • Jason Wray, Principal, East Bladen High School, Bladen County Schools

9:45 am
BREAK

10:00 am
Federal, State, and Local Government: Lighting the Path for Child Nutrition and Health

    • Introduced by Lucy Melcher, Director of Advocacy and Government Relations, Share Our Strength
    • Lilly Bouie, Special Nutrition Programs Director, Southeast Regional Office, FNS, USDA
    • Betsey Tilson, MD, State Health Director, NC Department of Health and Human Services
    • Caroline Farmer, Executive Director, NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, NC Governor's Office
    • Jessica Holmes, Chair, Wake County Commissioners

10:40 am
Introduction by Alice Ammerman, Director, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Keynote by The Honorable Josh Stein, North Carolina Attorney General

11:00 am
Spotlight on THE IMPACT OF NUTRITION ON SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

  • Introduced by Jillien Meier, Director, NKH Campaign, Share Our Strength
  • Ben Matthews, Chief School Operations Officer, NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)
  • Nancy Barbour, Director of Educator Support Services, NCDPI
  • With a video message from Lynn Harvey, President, School Nutrition Association, and Chief of School Nutrition Services, NCDPI

11:30 am
BREAK

11:35 am
2017 NC School Breakfast Challenge Awards: Recognizing the top performing schools and districts statewide.

  • Emcee: Gerald Owens, WRAL-TV News Anchor.
  • Presenter: Kristin Cooper, First Lady of North Carolina, Office of the Governor
  • Presenter: Helen Roberts, School Outreach Educator, NKH NC
  • Presenter: Cami Lewis, Health and Wellness Program Manager, The Dairy Alliance

11:55 am
Music: "This Little Light of Mine," led by Rich Richards and friends

Noon
LUNCH: Hot Buffet

12:30 pm
Share Your Spark: Lightning-quick presentations about inspiring work across the state

  • Introduced by Laura Buxenbaum, Assistant Director of Food and Nutrition Outreach, The Dairy Alliance
  • Lynne Privette, Registered Dietitian, Chartwells K12 – Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
  • Lauren McCallum, Senior Health Educator, and Dana Orr, Senior Health Educator, Poe Center for Health Education, Raleigh
  • Meghan Brown, Childcare Nutrition Specialist, and Raina Bunnag, Healthy School Environments Nutritionist, Durham's Innovative Nutrition Education (DINE) Program
  • Seth Stephens, Chief Communications Officer, Orange County Schools

1:00 pm
Spotlight on COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS IN SCHOOLS

  • Presented by Gideon Adams, VP of Community Health and Engagement, Food Bank of CENC
  • Amber Baker, Principal, Kimberley Park Elementary, Forsyth County Schools
  • Roderick Howard, Executive Director of Youth Development, YMCA of Northwest NC, Winston-Salem
  • Thaddeus Sherman, Principal, Rolesville Middle School, Wake County Public Schools
  • Ophelia Grimes, Owner, "The Food Lady" Catering, Mount Olive
  • Earlean Rivers, Executive Director, Diversity Nurtures Achievements Community Youth Center, Warsaw
  • Robert Schwartz, MD, Co-Director, Moore Magnet School Food Pantry, Winston-Salem

 

1:45 pm
Musical Performance: Carolina Bluegrass Band

2:00 pm
Spotlight on SUMMER NUTRITION PROGRAMS

  • Presented by Tamara Baker, Project and Communications Director, NKH NC
  • Cynthia Ervin, Summer Nutrition Program Manager, NCDPI
  • Mercedes Sanders, SFSP/CACFP Supervisor, Food Bank of CENC
  • Daisy Rodriguez, Director of Childhood Nutrition Programs, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC

With Share Your Spark presenters:

  • Jeff Swartz, Child Nutrition Director, Clinton City Schools
  • Stephanie Workman, Associate Pastor for Christian Nurture & Mission, Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, Cary
  • Imer Smith, Child Nutrition Director, New Hanover County Schools
  • Marvin Moore, Principal, Isenberg Elementary School, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
  • Mayte Grundseth, Nutrition Program Director, Forsyth Co. Dept. of Health, WIC Office

3:00 pm
BREAK and SNACK

3:10 pm
Spotlight on MEETING THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITIES, presented by the Food Bank of CENC and Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC

3:40 pm
How Will YOU Fan the Flame in Your Community? A chance to share how you will light the path toward change!

4:00 pm
Prize Drawing and Closing