Hunger Action Conference 2015

Hunger Action Conference 2015

Connecting Hunger, Nutrition and Health


Location: Killington Grand Resort Hotel

Date: Friday, May 8, 2015


Register Today


Join the Vermont Foodbank for our annual Hunger Action Conference at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel in Killington, Vermont.


This day-long conference is a valuable opportunity for charitable food providers and other non-profits, community and business leaders, volunteers, advocates, elected officials and concerned citizens to network, share their knowledge and experience, and learn from experts on the causes and effects of hunger as we work together to address the challenges we face in our communities. 


This year’s conference will explore 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 Just, Cornell University
  • Fresh Food Handling: Case studies from our network
  • Tracey Dolan, Vermont Department of Health Deputy Commissioner
  • Invited: Senator Bernie Sanders


Night Before Reception

Join us for a networking event and hors d’oeuvres from 6-8pm at Ovations Restaurant in the Killington Grand Resort Hotel the night before the conference, on Thursday, May 7th. Sign up when you register. 



Hotel rooms at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel are available to conference attendees at a discounted rate if reserved by April 7th. Contact the hotel directly to coordinate accommodations. Visit the Killington Grand Resort Hotel website for more info.


Continuing Education Credits

Vermont Child Nutrition Programs will award seven continuing education units (CEUs) for child nutrition program directors, managers, and staff who attend this conference. To receive the CEU’s, please contact Jen Messier at 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





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