JESSICA FISHMAN LEVINSON - BACK-TO-SCHOOL MEAL PLANNING: HEART-HEALTHY, PROTEIN-PACKED LUNCHES
As summer comes to a close and families dive into the hustle and bustle of back-to-school, meal planning for kids is top of mind for parents. When it comes to lunch, sandwiches have always been the go-to favorite for easy-to-pack; protein-rich options that help keep kids full and focused throughout the school day.
Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN CDN, knows what it means to juggle the busy back-to-school season. As a mother of two twin girls, Levinson has a lot of experience in making quick and easy recipes that are heart healthy and loaded with protein.
Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN, is the founder of Nutritioulicious, a nutrition communications and consulting business. Levinson previously served on the advisory board of Scholastic’s Parent & Child Magazine, and has been featured as a nutrition expert for various media outlets. Jessica has an MS in Nutrition and Dietetics and a BA in Psychology, both from New York University. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the Greater New York Dietetic Association, and various Dietetic Practice Groups of the AND, including Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Food and Culinary Professionals, and Dietitians in Business and Communications. She lives in Westchester, New York with her husband Andrew, her twin daughters Charlotte and Sabrina, and dog Bernie.
SHELLEY KEKUNA - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KAANAPALI BEACH RESORT ASSOCIATION - HAWAI’I FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Kaanapali is a three-mile stretch of beach that has been touted as one of the best beaches on Maui, and even in America. Long ago, these sands and lush gardens were enjoyed by Hawaiian kings and queens who sought a relaxing, rejuvenating retreat. The land itself was once comprised of green sugar cane and taro, grown with the help of the Maui sun and a freshwater spring. This magical spot is steeped in culture, from when it was used as a training ground for Hawaiian warriors in ancient times, to the romantic days of “Old Hawaii” in the ’30s and ’40s, to the present.
Today, couples, friends, and families still gravitate here for all this renowned beach has to offer, but also for its fabulous resorts and condos. And Kaanapali Beach Resort provides the best of the best, with easy access to everything you want to see and do. For beauty, excitement, convenience, and comfort, it simply can’t be matched.
HAWAI’I FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL:
Ka‘anapali Fresh has evolved into the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival Maui! We’re pleased to announce that the Maui event will take place 9/4-9/6, 2015 in the lush paradise of Ka‘anapali Beach Resort and will feature a roster of over 15 internationally renowned master chefs and culinary personalities. Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival in Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Honolulu, and Ko Olina Resort will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry.