Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

Across the US, we are experiencing a youth mental health crisis. With more young people experiencing hopelessness, anxiety, and depression, and a drastic shortage of mental health providers, many teachers are increasingly becoming beacons of hope for their students. Through …

Molly Brown, Chef Ann Foundation

Molly BrownMolly Brown is a Programs Associate at the Chef Ann Foundation where she is in charge of operating the Salad Bars to Schools program, a healthy school lunch initiative which has placed more than 5,000 salad bars in schools across …

Candice Sainz, Dairy Council of California

Candice Sainz Bio PicWith an insatiable appetite for new experiences, Candice Sainz travels across California and the country promoting nutrition education and school wellness. As Community Nutrition Adviser for Dairy Council of California, Ms. Sainz works with school foodservice staff, educators and community …

Shannon Pierson, California State University, Chico

S.Pierson_HeadshotShannon Pierson graduated with her Master’s degree in Nutritional Science in May 2017 from California State University, Chico. Her research explored using mindful eating interventions to improve healthy food-related behaviors. She developed, implemented and evaluated the impact of a pilot …

Shauna Henley, University of Maryland Extension

Shauna HenleyDr. Henley works in the Northern Maryland Cluster (Baltimore County, Harford County, Carroll County, and Baltimore City), delivering programs that center on nutrition, food safety, and physical activity. She has been involved with teaching food preservation workshops throughout the state,