How Cultured Are You? A Discussion of Probiotics
Presented by Vicki Koenig, MS, RD, CDN
Probiotics, the beneficial cultures that make milk into yogurt, play a key role in your health. This informative session will discuss the major classifications of probiotics and their therapeutic usage within different disease states. You'll learn what prebiotics are and how they work in conjunction with probiotics to create synbiotics and functional foods. Samples of Stonyfield Farm yogurt will be given out at this talk.
Vicki Koenig, MS, RD, CDN has had a private practice counseling patients and consulting with businesses, schools and organizations since 1987. As Stonyfield Farm's consulting Nutritionist, she writes a popular Wellness Moosletter, answers consumer questions and helps with new product development. Comprehensive experience working with nutrition through the life cycle, combined with communicating a healthy consumer message, enables Vicki to have a broad perspective on health and wellness.
Get A Movin: Take Control of Your Family's Health
Presented by Neal I. Pire, MA, CSCS
We are in the worst shape ever. Adults and kids alike are getting fatter, and along with the excess weight have come a myriad of diseases and conditions that, perhaps, we could have staved off if only we had controlled our weight. And it's NOT because we are "super-sizing" or making poor food choices. Diseases like "adult-onset" diabetes, for example, are now common in children and teens, and it is directly related to our kids' lack of physical activity. Learn why we all must get moving: Neal Pire will teach you how to lead a happy, healthy and active lifestyle.
Neal I. Pire, MA, CSCS
Neal is an exercise physiologist with 27 years of professional experience, training both de-conditioned adults and young athletes, as well as educating other trainers to hone their personal training and athletic conditioning skills. He developed the largest athletic kids training program in Northern NJ, where he helped thousands of young athletes; turning varsity athletes into all-county and all-state scholarship athletes is his specialty. He served as contributor and Associate Editor for the American College of Sports Medicine's Resources for the Personal Trainer, and has appeared in local and national media such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Weight Watchers, Muscle & Fitness HERS, Family Circle, Runner's World, Shape, Fitness, Heart and Soul, Women Outside Magazine, WB/WPIX TV, Univision TV and WABC TV Eyewitness News, among others. He conducts sports camps, workshops and lectures for professional, medical, and community groups, teaching them how to enhance their performance, health and longevity through physical activity.
Time Matters for Women: Make Every Minute Count!
Presented by Maryellen Whittington
Description: Do you wonder where your time goes? As a result, do you sacrifice your well-being? Well waste no more - this workshop is for YOU! We will guide you to learn a holistic approach to time management. Discover the things that you need more time to do and learn practical strategies that will allow you to accomplish these goals. Once you put first things first, you will feel encouraged, supported and hopeful.
Maryellen Whittington-Couse M.I.A. C.D.P. is president of What Matters, a training and consulting firm. She is a diversity management professional and time management expert who has worked with many organizations, agencies and schools to help create welcoming and inclusive workplaces.
The Mother/Daughter Connection.
Presented by Amy Frisch
What's your relationship like with your teen daughter? Could it be better? Ever wonder what makes a great mother/daughter relationship? Come explore the dynamics that enhance a positive mother/daughter relationship. Learn how to talk so she will listen, and how to listen so she will talk. Gain a better understanding of the behaviors of teenage girls. Hear from other moms and share wisdoms of your own.
Amy Frisch, LCSW is a Fordham University graduate who specializes in adolescents. She maintains a private practice in New Paltz, New York, providing expressive group therapy and weekend retreats to help young women negotiate the tumultuous time of life called adolescence.