Two nutrition workshops will address school lunch, local foods, childhood obesity

Two workshops focusing on school nutrition and the overall health of Kentucky children will be hosted at the end of next month. The Coordinated School Health Institute workshop will focus on how schools and communities can work toward creating healthier schools. The Growing Healthy Kids in Kentucky workshop will address how to create healthy, hunger-free communities.
The CSHI event will be June 29. The Growing Healthy Kids gathering will be June 30 and July 1. Both events will be at the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel in Lexington. All school staff, community organizations, parents, dietitians, nurses, school food service staff, journalists and any stakeholder in the health of Kentucky children are welcome.
The CSHI workshop will cover topics focusing on fitness, staff wellness, school health services, mental health, school nutrition and Medicaid managed care.
The two-day Growing Healthy Kids event will address physical activity, farm to school success stories, local foods, the Let’s Move initiative, Kentucky Proud, breastfeeding, worksite wellness and culinary arts programs.
The CSHI event is presented by the Foundation for a Health Kentucky. The Kentucky Dietetic Association will host the Growing Healthy Kids in Kentucky workshop.
Registration deadline is June 21. Click here to register online. Cost for both events is $205. For more information, click here.
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