My worksite wellness programs provide nutrition and health information that can help companies and organizations improve the health of their employees. This directly benefits companies by:
- Improving productivity
- Reducing absenteeism
- Reducing costs of employee health care benefits
- Creating loyalty and camaraderie among employees
I am available to attend health fairs, answering employee nutrition and health-related questions or doing a healthy cooking demonstration.
I also teach seminars and weight management sessions which are usually conducted over a lunch hour. I can customize seminars for your needs and am available for a series or a single seminar. Contact me for more information or to schedule a seminar.
Example of some of my seminars:
How should you decide what foods to eat? The average supermarket carries 30,000-40,000 products! We’ll go on a guided tour (in the classroom) of the supermarket discussing savvy food choices for yourself and your family.
Learn how to decipher the great information available on food labels to make informed decisions about the foods you purchase. We’ll also discuss serving sizes and portion distortion.
This is a must-attend class for anyone who says they are too busy to cook or eat healthy meals. We’ll discuss strategies and tips for quick and healthy meals, best bets for restaurants and fast food, road trips and airplane travel, rules for successful grazing, and dealing with unpredictable schedules and meetings.
We all have days when we feel tired, but if this is your life all the time poor eating habits may be the reason. Not eating right is one of the biggest causes of fatigue. We’ll discuss how and when to fuel your body for maximum energy and optimal health. (This is important for all of the members of your family!)
What and when you eat can greatly affect your athletic performance, especially with endurance sports like marathons and cycling. Learn about the latest research into properly fueling your body.
Eat, drink, and be healthy! Scientists are rapidly identifying the natural chemicals that give preventive punch to a plethora of ordinary edibles. Learn how these foods may extend your life and boost your vitality.
Longevity studies reveal many secrets we can use to improve our health and reduce our risk for disease. We’ll discuss these “to-do” strategies for living longer AND healthier!
Cut through all of the fads and urban myths and learn what research tells us are the real answers for weight loss AND maintaining a healthy weight.
Which ones should you eat? What are “whole grains” and fiber? What is the glycemic index? What are the “good” fats and the “bad” fats? What about fish oils and omega-3 fats? How can you eat carbs and fats to minimize your risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease?
Holidays are a time to enjoy family and friends. Using the strategies and tips we’ll discuss in this class, you won’t need to worry about the weight gain that often accompanies the holiday season.
Controlling blood sugars and eating healthy fats are crucial for avoiding the serious health risks faced by diabetics or those at risk of developing the disease. The trick is understanding how much to eat and how to spread out carbohydrate foods throughout the day. Since heart disease is the biggest killer of diabetics, we’ll also discuss healthy fats and how to include them in the diet.
In this home “makeover” you will conduct an inventory of your home to lower the calorie content of your kitchen, eliminate environmental cues that cue you to eat inappropriately or to be inactive, and acquire helpful resources, equipment, and support.
Do your kids turn up their noses at your attempts to serve healthy foods? Do you have a house full of picky eaters? Are you worried about kids who are too “skinny” or others who are at risk of being overweight? Come learn how to feed your family without the battles and cajoling. We’ll discuss what the parent responsibilities of feeding are and what the children’s responsibilities are!
What have you always wanted to ask a dietitian? I will answer questions submitted to me in advance of the class, leaving plenty of time for additional Q and A.