Past Appearances

Raising Healthy Readers
March 7, 2015, Keynote Speaker Raising A Reader, San Mateo County Early Literacy Conference

Broccoli is on the plate but what is quinoa? Taking obesity off the menu!
October 27-29, 2014, CACFP Trending, Child Care Food Program Roundtable
Co-presenter: Judith Kunitz

Sprouting Food Memories in Early Learning: From Garden to Culinary Arts in the Classroom
October 27-29, 2014, CACFP Trending, Child Care Food Program Roundtable

Making Inclusive Leadership Visible: Using Stories from the Field to Highlight the Diverse Paths Early Childhood Professionals Have Available for Enacting Leadership
October 20, 2012, CAEYC The Forum for Professional Development, Sacramento, CA
Co-presenters: Julie Nicholson and Graham Dobson

Cultivating food knowledge in early learning: A model for obesity prevention
June 10-13, 2012, Leadership throughout the Early Childhood Profession
National Association for the Education of Young Children
21st National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development

Obesity Prevention in the Field of Early Learning
Guest Lecture at Foothill College for Child Development Health, Safety and Nutrition Course,
May 8, 2012
Also
July 17, 2012

Broadening Leadership in Early Care and Education: Perspectives, Experiences, and Opportunities
March 15-17, 2012, The Heart of ECE…Child, Family, Community
California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual State Conference
Co-presenters: Shirley Chew , Crystal McClendon-Gourdine, Jacki Murray & Mariel Ramirez

Sprouting Food Memories in Early Learning: From Garden to Outdoor Kitchen
March 15-17, 2012, The Heart of ECE…Child, Family, Community, California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual State Conference
Also:

October 22, 2011, Painting the Future: Building Community in Early Care and Education
Foothill College Child Development Department

How to Create a Culinary Arts Learning Center
October 23, 2010, Painting the Future: Building Community in Early Care and Education
Foothill College Child Development Department

Changing Food Trends for the Youngest Eaters
January 20-23, 2010, Where the Future is Planted
Eco Farm Conference 30th Anniversary
Co-presenters: Kumar Chandran, Nutrition Policy Advocate with the California Food Policy Advocates, and Karen Salinger, Sales manager Veritable Vegetable

Broccoli is on the menu, but what is quinoa?
October 24, 2009, Painting the Future: Building Community in Early Care and Education
Foothill College Child Development Department
Also:
March 26-28, 2009,
Play the Optimal Way to Learn
California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual State Conference

Seasonal Eating with Children
Offered twice in 2009, Lunch and Learn Talk Series
Google Children’s Center at the Orchard

How to Successfully Implement the Dietary Guidelines in Your Snack Program
September 23, 2006, 8th Annual Early Childhood Best Practices Conference—Pathways to Quality Early Education
Santa Clara County Office of Education

A Lifetime of Good Nutrition
May 6, 2006, Learning through Adventure
Smart Start San Jose

How to Successfully Implement the Dietary Plan into your Snack Menu
January 21, 2006, The Third Early Care and Education Health Conference
Santa Clara County Child Care Health Consortium
Also:
October 8, 2005,
2005 Bay Area Early Childhood Conference
San Mateo Association for the Education of Young Children

How to Successfully Implement the Dietary Guidelines into your Snack Program
May 13, 2005, Staff Development Day
Palo Alto Community Child Care & the Children’s Pre-School Center

Globs of Fat
May 11, 2004, Staff Development Day
Palo Alto Community Child Care
Co-presenter: Kathy Gesley, PACCC and CPSC Nurse