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White House insider Sam Kass has been a driving force at the forefront of health policy in the United States and has helped to launch this topic into a global discussion. Offering unique and informative insights, Kass explores the latest developments in health care, imparts personal and inspiring narratives, and tackles the serious issues that impact your industry today.
A driving force at the forefront of health, nutrition and food consumption in the United States, Sam Kass brings experiences in both the public and private sectors to inform his audiences. Asked by President Obama in 2009 if he would move to Washington to serve as the First Family’s chef, a role Kass accepted and held for six years, Kass additionally took on several other roles during his White House tenure, including senior White House policy advisor for nutrition and executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign. In this capacity, Kass created one of the most successful branded initiatives to come out of the Obama Administration, and in 2011, Fast Company magazine named Kass to their list of 100 Most Creative People.
An enduring facilitator for global change, Kass founded the strategy firm Trove in 2015 with a vision to connect businesses, organizations and governments who are serious about making an impact on the world to the people and tools to help them achieve it. Blending charisma, candor and wit, he engages audience members as he explores the latest technologies and developments in food, health, waste and more as most related to the issues that bear most on your industry. Speaking earnestly, Kass shares personal narratives and chronicles the challenges he has faced in his efforts to lead change and negotiation. An innovative take on the modern keynote, Kass informs audiences with specific tools and takeaways as he explains what a rapidly changing future means for consumers and corporations alike.
Currently, Kass serves as partner at the venture capital fund Acre Venture Partners and is a fellow at MIT Media Lab. He is working on two books about the future and impact of food, one of which will be in the form of a cookbook, scheduled for release in 2017.
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Creating a Culture of Health and Wellness
Making healthy choices is far easier said than done. As the director of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, Sam Kass garnered acclaim for his leadership at the forefront of the First Lady’s national, multifaceted initiative to encourage healthy eating and exercise for all Americans—and people are listening.
An innovative take on the modern “keynote”, Kass delights and informs audiences, taking them behind the scenes of what it was like to serve as a public face for “Let’s Move!”, and more. From replacing the “food pyramid” to reshaping food labels, Kass is able to address the significance of specific policies he not only helped to shape, but acted persistently on to enact. He is credited for advancing policies through Congress at unprecedented speed. Audiences are captivated by his candor, entertaining narratives, and unique analysis of today’s health climate and food systems. Additionally, Kass can explore the impact that sustainability, wellness and health care policies have in workplace environments; tips and tricks to setting up both home and work environments for success in endeavors towards healthy living; and incentives that organizations can establish for their employees.
The Future of Corporate Health Care
Eat A Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World
Sam was great! Our audience loved him and all were really thrilled to get signed copies of his book. He definitely brought in additional attendees to the conference, his talk was very relevant to our program and his delivery was very personable and accessible.Culinary Health Education for Families (CHEF)
Sam Kass was very thoughtful, authentic, well-spoken, well-researched and made a good connection of his topic to the HR domain.SHRM, VA Chapter