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Smart Choices, Strong Bodies, Sharp Brains:
How School Meals Are Working to Prevent Childhood Obesity, Promote Healthy Weights, and Support Academic Success

Aired September 7, 2011

This webinar reviews the current trends related to children's weight, fitness, and nutritrition; outlines the critical connection between child health (nutrition + physical activity) and success in school (academics, behavior, and athletics); describes the revolutionary change in school nutrition programs across the USA; and discusses the hot controversies in school nutrition, including USDA's pending regulations for new Nutrition Standards.


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Dayle Hayes, MS, RD
Nutrition for the Future, Inc.
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Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

Dayle Hayes is an award-winning author and educator. Her creativity and common-sense have made her a sought-after speaker for professional and consumer groups across the country. From her home base in Billings, Montana, Dayle writes the monthly Healthy Families newsletter for Eat Right Montana, a regular newspaper column, and appears frequently on TV and radio as a child nutrition expert. As a parent and member of the School Nutrition Association, Dayle is dedicated to improving school environments. She collected dozens of school success stories for Making It Happen, a joint CDC-USDA project; wrote a chapter on communicating with students in Managing Child Nutrition Programs: Leadership for Excellence; and developed popular kits (School Wellness: A Golden Opportunity and Enriching Family Mealtimes) for school health leaders and educators.


In recognition of professional dedication, she has received numerous honors, including Montana Dietitian of the Year and an ADA Excellence in Consultation and Business Practice Award. From 1994-98, Hayes served on the ADA Board of Directors where she chaired the Public Initiative Team and Technology Task Force. She also is a past president of the Montana Dietetic Association and immediate Past-Chair of the School Nutrition Services DPG. Dayle was also co-author of on the Position of the American Dietetic Association: Nutrition Guidance for Healthy Children Ages 2 to 11 Years, published in June 2008. She currently serves as a member of the ADA HOD Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition and ADA Mega Issues Member Champion for the Prevention of Childhood Obesity.











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