For Girls Only: How to Eat Your Way to Perfect Hair, Skin, and Moods
Think you can stay thin by skipping breakfast? Think a soft drink and a bag of chips has fewer calories than a meal? This is your chance to see how powerful “real foods” and proper meal scheduling can be in promoting a clear complexion, a strong mind, and fabulous hair. And, you can significantly reduce the symptoms associated with PMS. Visual aids. 60 min.
It Really Does Matter What You Feed Your Kids
This talk presents the challenges of feeding your children while living in our “obesogenic” society. The speaker can tell you what you can do about it— if you’re willing to put the time and effort into it. Learn 10 tricks for providing a nutrition environment that can really help your child be her/his best. Visual aids. 60 mm.
The Power of Plant Foods
You’ve heard the recommendations: Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day for health. Well, five a day is just a start— 10 is better yet! And, not all fruits and vegetables are created equal. Learn how to choose the most powerful phytochemicals available locally. Visual aids. 60 min.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Eaters
Great introductory presentation offering nuts and bolts guidance for food choices. You'll learn seven habits to guide food purchasing, preparation, and consumption. 60 min.
Good Fats and Bad Fats: A Lesson in Lipid Biochemistry
We’ve been educated to believe that all fats are bad for us. Thankfully, recent lipid research is better able to show us which fats are good and which ones are bad. And, they’re not all bad. This lecture will cover the structural and functional differences between lipids groups including, for example: the sterols, omega 3 and 6 oils, and the harmful trans fats. 60 min.
What to Eat When You’ve Stopped
Hormone Replacement Therapy Studies demonstrating harmful effects of hormone replacement therapy keep coming. Maybe you don’t want to take the risk that hormones pose. Learn how nutrition can help you to improve your health outcomes while you transition. 60 min.
The Hard Facts about Soft Drinks
Soft drinks and fruit juice beverages have become such a common part of American life that we pay them little notice. Our complacency toward these beverages has created health problems now—and for the future. You’ll be shocked to learn how our contemporary health issues (e.g obesity, diabetes, high triglycerides, cancer, and accelerated aging) lurk inside these sweet beverages. Visual aids. 60 min.
The Connection between Food and Mood
It starts with a brief overview of neurotransmitters and mood disorders and then ranges through the food world, highlighting foods and food groups that support mental health and wellness. 60 min.
Environmental Health: Change 10 Behaviors to Improve Your Family's Health
Did you know that everyday products (cleaning supplies, toys, food packaging and scented personal care products) pose a health risk to you and your family? It's shocking, but true. Come learn what you can do to support your health. 60 min.
Working Toward a "Green" Kitchen
This presentation considers food purchasing decisions, cookware, and cleaning supplies and food preparation. Go green! 60 min.
Obesity: It's More Than Just Calories
This presentation is designed for a more sophisticated audience. Presentation offers a look at recent research implicating a number factors beyond calories that are implicated in the development of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.