Speakers

Tune in each day to hear from the experts in nutrition, sustainability, health and wellness, and kid’s lunch.

William F. Carvalho

Founder and President, Wild Planet Foods, Inc.

A seafood industry veteran with 28 years of experience in nearly all areas of operations and responsibilities, William Carvalho is the founder and president of Wild Planet Foods. William is the grandson of Azorean immigrants and lives with his wife of 43 years in McKinleyville, California. All three of their children are currently employed with Wild Planet Foods.

Sophie Egan

Author, How to Be a Conscious Eater

Sophie is an author, Stanford lecturer, and New York Times contributor. Her work at The Culinary Institute of America and her own agency, Full Table Solutions, has galvanized nationwide movements to help all of us make healthier, more sustainable food choices. Her newest book is How to Be a Conscious Eater: Making Food Choices That Are Good for You, Others, and the Planet.

Melissa Halas, MA, RDN, CDE

Registered Dietician, SuperKids Nutrition

Melissa is a nationally recognized nutrition expert with 20+ years of experience helping kids, adults, and communities live healthier lives. As a registered dietitian and mom, she’s passionate about making good nutrition easy, tasty, and fun. She is the founder of the first kid’s nutrition mega-site, SuperKids Nutrition, providing expert resources to help grow healthy communities.

Jessica Handy

Kiss the Ground

Jessica is a registered dietitian who serves as the partnership development lead for Kiss the Ground where she has the joy of cultivating impactful opportunities to build regenerative and meaningful partnerships that create shared value. For over ten years, Jessica worked for mission-driven organizations helping to develop and implement systems to support healthy food access for communities in need.

Jeff Tkach

Chief Impact Officer, Rodale Institute

Jeff is the chief impact officer at the Rodale Institute, the leader in organic agriculture research. Prior to this role, he was the managing director, vice president for Rodale’s Organic Life and Prevention and served in publishing roles for Organic Gardening, Yoga Journal, and Vegetarian Times.

Dr. Leonardo Trasande

Director, Environmental Pediatrics NYU School of Medicine

Dr. Trasande is the Jim G. Hendrick MD Professor, Director of the Division of Environmental Pediatrics, and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Tresande is an internationally renowned leader in environmental health and author of Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future… and What We Can Do ABout It.

Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD

Author, Meals That Heal

Carolyn is a culinary nutrition expert, registered dietitian, and 2017 James Beard Journalism Award winner. Her latest cookbook, Meals That Heal: 100+ Everyday Anti-Inflammatory Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less, teaches readers how to use the healing powers of food to improve overall health in quick, family-friendly recipes.

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