We are excited to present to you our 2021 Virtual Youth Wellness Forums! These free quarterly forums will share relevant, evidence-based, important Youth Wellness topics from recognized experts. Each will include 30 minutes of presentation content + 15 minutes of small-group discussion to identify collaboration opportunities with other local organizations. Our first forum features award winning author and educator Dayle Hayes as we deep dive into ways to improve student health, school climates and academic performance. Join us and other like-minded Youth Wellness stakeholders for discussion on this important topic.
"Social Emotional Learning: Untapped Ways to Improve Student Health, School Climate and Academic Performance"
April 15, 2021 @ 2:00-2:45 pm MDT
Research shows that well-implemented, evidence-based Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs contribute to improved academic achievement, lead to improved behavior, and have a strong return on investment. While the long-term effects of pandemic lockdowns and remote/hybrid learning models will not be known for some time, many educators are now advocating for an increased emphasis on SEL as students return to in-person learning models. Join child nutrition expert Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, to explore thoughtful ways to implement SEL strategies throughout your schools in order to enhance academic success as well as student health and behavior. About the Speaker: Award winning author and educator Dayle Hayes is a sought-after speaker across the USA. She is dedicated to making school environments healthy for both students and staff. Dayle is the President of Nutrition for the Future Inc., a member of the School Nutrition Association, has served on the ADA Board of Directors, past president of the Montana Dietetic Association, and Past-Chair of the School Nutrition Services DPG.
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD