Peggy Agron is Kaiser Permanente’s National Director of Healthy Schools and serves as the Chair of the Advisory Group for Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools, a comprehensive effort to create a culture of health and wellness for students, staff, and teachers in K-12 schools.
Prior to this role, Peggy was the Chief of California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) for 11 years at the California Department of Health Services. In 2004, California Project LEAN received the Innovation in Prevention Award from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. The award recognized the joint effort with the California School Boards Association to educate school decision-makers on the importance of nutrition policies. Ms. Agron was part of a national expert panel that developed standards for school foods sold outside the school meal programs. These standards were incorporated into California’s first legislation to address this issue in California schools. Ms. Agron’s past positions included Marketing and Media Specialist, Public Health Nutritionist, Health Promotion Consultant, and College Instructor. She received her Master’s Degree from California State University, Long Beach, and her Bachelor’s Degree from Brooklyn College.