Dr. Susan Lynch Announced as 2018 Morning Matters Keynote Speaker

Annual Morning Matters Program to Focus on Childhood Health

March 2018

MANCHESTER, NH – The importance of early nutrition intervention and healthy nutrition habits is the focus of the 11th Annual Morning Matters breakfast hosted by Child Health Services at Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC). This year’s event will be held at The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), 700 Elm Street, on May 17 from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

For 11 years running, Morning Matters has gathered hundreds of business, education, non-profit, government, medical, and community leaders together to network, listen to compelling speakers, and generate revenue to improve the health and well-being of the children of Greater Manchester.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Susan Lynch, a local Pediatrician and former New Hampshire First Lady from 2005 to 2013. As First Lady, Dr. Lynch served as an advocate to positively influence childhood nutrition policy and programs that support family nutrition. She continues to promote nutrition and healthy lifestyles with the pediatric patients she sees in her practice. She has been recognized as Public Citizen of the Year by the NH Pediatric Society, she received the Champion for Children Award from the NH School Administrators Association, and the Women in Leadership Award from the NH Women’s Lobby.


“The rates of obesity in the United States continue to climb, making childhood nutrition an important issue. Since 1980, Child Health Services at MCHC has integrated nutrition screening and services into our pediatric health care to meet the needs of families, said Kris McCracken, President, and CEO of MCHC. “With over two decades of expertise, Dr. Lynch has seen, first hand, the importance of approaching nutrition from a family perspective. She understands that when a family works together to improve nutrition, the health outcomes for children are greatly improved. We are very excited to have Dr. Lynch, an early leader in the field, share her knowledge, experience, and passion with us.”

Thanks to the support from our sponsors, there is no fee to attend Morning Matters. All dollars raised at the event will go directly to provide exceptional medical care for over 6,500 of Manchester’s children. Registration is now open! Click HERE to register.

Manchester Community Health Center is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) federally qualified health center offering high-quality, comprehensive, and family-oriented primary health care and support services since 1993. Founded in 1980, Child Health Services at MCHC is the pediatric practice of Manchester Community Health Center, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of at-risk children. Through all its programs, Manchester Community Health Center serves over 16,000 active patients at four locations in Manchester, including the West Side Neighborhood Health Center.  For more information, go to

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