Wellness Foundation Presents the 2017 East End School Wellness Conference
Friday, March 10, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Muses, Southampton, NY
Wellness Foundation, in partnership with Southampton Hospital's Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute and Edible School Gardens is pleased to host the 2nd Annual East End School Wellness conference. The purpose of the event is to inspire healthy changes at the school level in order to help the children and families in our community live healthier lives. Research has shown that good nutrition and physical activity can strengthen academic performance, improve classroom behavior and lead to a lifetime of good health.
Each school that brings a team to the conference is eligible to receive a $500 Wellness Grant courtesy of our partner, Bridgehampton National Bank.
View how the 2016 Bridgehampton National Bank Wellness Grant recipients used their award.
Schools that have been invited are located on the South Fork from Montauk to Westhampton and the North Fork from Greenport to Riverhead. Please use the interactive map below to view additional information.
Nominate a School Wellness Champion:
- We will identify a committee of community leaders to serve on the selection committee.
- Award will be announced at School Wellness Conference
- Depending on number of submissions, we might have an honorable mention or runner up.
Agenda and Speakers
Participants will have the chance to hear from experts and learn practical ideas they can use immediately.
Chef Ann Cooper
Chef Ann is a celebrated author, chef, educator and enduring advocate for better food for all children. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Ann has been a chef for more than 30 years, over 15 of those in school food programs. She currently serves as the director of nutrition services for the Boulder Valley School District. Known as the Renegade Lunch Lady, Ann has been honored by The National Resources Defense Council, selected as a Kellogg Food and Society Policy Fellow, and awarded an honorary doctorate from SUNY Cobleskill for her work on sustainable agriculture. In 2009, Ann founded the nonprofit Chef Ann Foundation to focus on solutions to the school food crisis. CAF's pivotal project is The Lunch Box - a web portal that provides free and accessible tools, recipes and resources to support schools transitioning to scratch-cooked meals made with whole, healthy food.
Cory is the founder of the Long Island Center for Mindfulness. He has extensive professional training in a variety of mindfulness programs such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Schools, Search Inside Yourself (the mindfulness program at Google), and in 2012 spent six months in silent meditation living as a Buddhist monk in Burma. He is a certified hatha yoga instructor, NLP & Erickson Hypnosis practitioner, and Duke integrative health coach. Cory currently serves as faculty at Columbia Teachers College where he teaches mindfulness to school leaders and principals, and is an assistant instructor for the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) at the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed his graduate work. Cory has presented mindfulness to organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Travelers, and Colgate; universities such as NYU, Wharton Business School, and Dartmouth Business School; a number of hospitals and healthcare systems in the New York area; and he regularly appears on the Dr. Oz show as a guest expert in the topic of mindfulness meditation.