Friday 8:30 a.m.
Nutrition on a Mission:
A Public-Private Partnership that will Change the Health of Minnesota Forever
A county public health department, a school district with a diverse student base and a forward-thinking nutrition program, and a local chef with a proven record of nutritional success in schools partnered to create a proactive, evidence-based, and innovative nutrition plan that can be replicated throughout the state. Chef Marshall O'Brien is at a different school cafeteria 20 days each month, giving him insight into what motivates students and cook staff. Learn about how the Healthy Food Index and Healthy Meal Index aid schools in offering the right choices, and educate students on the right foods to eat.
Deborah Istre, Hennepin County Public Health
Marshall O'Brien, Chef Marshall O'Brien Group
Tom Pellegrino, Osseo Area Schools
In This Theme: Working with New Partners