Nutrition and Wellness Programs


NSLP 6th Annual Wellness Conference


May 3, 2013
Springfield Hilton, Springfield, Illinois


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Keynote Presentation
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Keynote Presentation - Room 1
  • Keynote Speakers –

  • Rob Bisceglie, MA, CEO Action for Healthy Kids and Connie Mueller, MS, RD, SNS, Former Director of Food Services, Bloomington

  • The Learning Connection: Enhancing Academic Success through Healthy School Environments pdf format
    (co-sponsored by Midwest Dairy Council and ISBE)
  • Handout 1 pdf format
  • Handout 2 pdf format

  • The research is clear: healthy kids learn better. When schools focus on physical activity and good nutrition, students see enhanced academic success and the school is rewarded. Join Action for Healthy Kids and the Midwest Dairy Council in getting a better understanding of how healthy school environments can help increase academic performance and how you can get involved in the IL Action for Healthy Kids team to help make Every Kid Healthy in Illinois.

Breakout Sessions
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Session #1 - Room 1
  • School Health Initiatives- A Showcase of Success    Part 1 pdf format      Part 2 pdf format


  • Jessica Gerdes, RN, ISBE, Special Education
  • Vyki Jackson, RN, MSN, IL/NCSN
  • Kathy Olson, School Nurse Administrator of the Year
  • Mary Anne Wesoloski, School Nurse of the Year

Session #2 - Room 2

Session #3 - Room 3
  • Enhancing PE in Illinois Schools pdf format

  • Joey Ohnesorge, ISBE Special Education
  • Shawn Backs, ISBE Nutrition and Wellness Programs
  • Neil Duncan, Naperville Central High School, Instructional Coordinator

Breakout Sessions
1:00 - 1:40 p.m.
Session #4 - Room 1

Session #5 - Room 2

Session #6 - Room 3

Breakout Sessions
1:50 - 2:30 p.m.
Session #7 - Room 1

Session #8 - Room 2

Session #9 - Room 3

Wrap-Up
2:40 - 3:15 p.m.
Wrap-Up - Room 1
  • Wrap-Up Activities
  • The School Day Keeps Getting Healthier-“Take Back-to-School Tips”;
  • Raffle of the Do-It-Yourself Health Fair Kit;
  • Other wellness related resources.

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