Hunger Action Conference 2015

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Details for the Hunger Action Conference - May 2016 - are still in the works. Below you'll find information and resources related to the 2015 Hunger Action Conference.



Thank you for joining us at the 2015 Hunger Action Conference!


Connecting Hunger, Nutrition and Health

Killington, Vermont

Friday, May 8, 2015 


This year's conference explored the relationship between hunger, health and nutrition and offer tangible takeaways for addressing the dietary needs and well-being of our neighbors.


2015 Conference Highlights:


  • Nutrition & Health for Life with Dr. Robert Murray, Ohio State University
  • Following dietary guidelines on a fixed budget with Dr. Robert Murray
  • Hunger in America 2014: Using your local results to engage donors, media and your community
  • Hunger, Nutrition, and Health – An Evolution in Food Banking, Feeding America
  • Nudging healthier food choices with Dr. David R. Just, Cornell University
  • Fresh Food Handling: Case studies from our network


Media from the Conference


Continuing Education Credits

Vermont Child Nutrition Programs will award seven continuing education units (CEUs) for child nutrition program directors, managers, and staff who attended the conference. To receive the CEU’s, please contact Jen Messier at [email protected] or (802) 477-4124.


Hunger Action Conference 2015 Keynote

Keynote Title: Nutrition & Health for Life
Workshop Title: Practical Personal Nutrition: A simple approach to a steadily improving diet


Dr. Robert Murray has spent over 20 years in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. He is currently a professor of Human Nutrition at the Ohio State University in Columbus. Dr. Murray also served for three years as the Pediatric Medical Director for Abbott Nutrition before returning to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to establish the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, which provided medical and bariatric surgical options for the pediatric obese population.


He has served for ten years on, and is the past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on School Health. Dr. Murray has been a member of the board for Action for Healthy Kids and for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. Currently, he is President-elect of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


2015 Hunger Action Conference Sponsors:


New England Dairy and Food Council 

Great American Milk Drive 

 Vermont Community Foundation Food & Farm Initiative

Vermont Creamery  

Blue Cross Blue Shield 


 Mutual of America


 King Arthur Flour


CommonGood Vermont



Valhalla Corporation


Fairbanks Scales


Vermont Department of Health





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