Since 2011, the CIA Healthy Flavors, Healthy Kids National Leadership Summit has brought together leaders in children's nutrition, school foodservice, culinary techniques and flavor development, with the goals of improving children's health and wellness by maximizing interest in and enjoyment of food. In 2015, the CIA created the CIA Healthy Kids Collaborative to support faster change, a greater focus on culinary research and development, and a broader reach for our initiative. Browse through our rich collection of presentations, recipes and discoveries from past conferences here:
The December 2016 Collaborative brought together school nutrition professionals from around the country to identify and explore strategies, applications, insights and solutions that can assist school nutrition operators serve delicious and healthful meals to all children.
The December 2015 Collaborative highlighted the work of school chefs from around the country who are using innovative culinary techniques, ingredient sourcing, and recipes to bring tasty, healthful foods to school meals.
The May 2015 Summit highlighted the work of school chefs from around the country who are using innovative culinary techniques, ingredient sourcing, and recipes to bring tasty, healthful foods to school meals.
The 2014 Summit brought together school foodservice leaders from around the country, including directors and chefs, to share and learn culinary strategies, techniques, flavor insights, and food trends with the shared goal of improving the nutrition, flavor, and appeal of the foods served in our nation's schools.
The 2013 Summit brought a new level of focus to K-12 school nutrition programs.
The 2012 Summit gathered over 200 professionals with the goal of improving nutrition and flavor in food for children across different settings. Explore the summit schedule and recipes in the PDF resources below.
In 2011, we held our first invitational Leadership Summit to gather great minds and pursue the goal of improving the health of children.