Wellness 4 Schools Summer Symposium


Be a Wellness Champion for Your School!

8am-3:30 pm on Thursday, June 16, 2016

Join us on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at the CCAC Allegheny Campus to learn more integrating wellness programs at schools and how to fund these programs.  Teachers, School Administrators, Business Managers, and School Nurses are all invited!

Register Online: Wellness 4 Schools Summer Symposium Registration

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Please register online prior to the event to ensure your space and reserve a healthy lunch. Registration is $5 and includes lunch and 6 Act 48 hours.

Register Online: Wellness 4 Schools Summer Symposium Registration

Get ACT 48 Credits

Six ACT 48 credits will be awarded to teachers who attend the Wellness 4 Schools summer symposium.

Speakers & Exhibitors

We are proud to announce the following speakers will be presenting at the symposium.  Breaks will be provided throughout the day between speakers.

8 am Registration & Coffee with Vendors

8:40 – 8:45 am

Liz-Hagan-KancheLiz Hagan Kanche, Director of Wellness at Pathways to SmartCare

Introduction to the 1st Annual Wellness 4 Schools Summer Symposium

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8:45 – 9:15 am

Keynote Speaker

heather-mangieri-nutrition-check-wellness-programsHeather Mangieri, RDN

Come Home to Health- The AAA Approach to Creating a Healthy Selfie

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Register Online: Wellness 4 Schools Summer Symposium Registration

Wellness Presenters

9:15 – 9:45 am

Breakfast Basics: Increase School Breakfast Participation to Support Children’s Health and Education

Erika Fricke, Health Policy Director and Chris West, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

9:45 – 10:15 am

Increasing Access to Dental Care in Children

Giselle C. Thelemaque, RDH, MED, CHES, Community Outreach Director

10:15 – 10:45 am: Visit with Vendors

10:45 – 11:30 am

Taking Care of You:  Finding the Calm in the Chaos

Deanna Leyh, MSCP & Emily Anderson, LSW, Family Links

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Practice What you Preach! Growing a Nest Egg for you & Your Students

Doug Hassenbein, PA Department of Banking & Securities

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch & Break with Vendors

1:00 – 1:10 pm

Farm to Table Pittsburgh: Little Locavores Programs

Erin Hart, Farm to Table Pittsburgh

1:10 – 1:45 pm

Food, Kids, and Cooking

Chef Bill Fuller, Big Burrito Group

1:45 – 2:30 pm

Health & Attendance Go Hand-in-Hand: How increasing health and wellness activities can positively change educational outcomes

Shauna McMillan, United Way of Southwestern PA; Be There Campaign

2:30 – 3:15 pm

How to get money to pay for Wellness in your schools: Wellness Grants Panel Discussion

3:15 – 3:20 pm

Wellness Champions:  What Worked for Us

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Accessible Home Products

American HealthCare Group – sponsor

CCAC Allegheny Campus

Circulatory Centers

Clarion Psychiatric Centre

Consumer Health Coalition

Family Links Caregivers First Initiative

Farm to Table Pittsburgh

Gateway Rehab

Grow Pittsburgh

Healthy Schools PA

Massage Therapist – Chair Massages

Nail’d It Pittsburgh

Pathways to SmartCare

Pennsylvania Department of Banking & Securities

Pyramid Healthcare, Inc.

Smile Pennsylvania

Sunnybridge Natural Foods

The Foundation for Wellness Professionals

Tower Gardens by Juice +

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

ViVi Jewelry

Weighted Blankets

Register Online: Wellness 4 Schools Summer Symposium Registration

Become an Exhibitor

Fill out the form below if  you would like to be an exhibitor at the Wellness 4 Schools Summer Symposium.

Download: Wellness 4 Schools Summer Symposium Exhibitor Agreement

Learn More About Our Wellness 4 Schools program

American HealthCare Group administers wellness programs for schools, affordable housing, and employers.  Our aim is to empower teachers and students to make healthy choices.  We create tailored wellness programs for each school based on our unique method of analyzing your current health status, setting goals then designing programming to reach those goals.

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