Speakers' Programs for Community Groups
Our Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) are available to speak to community organizations, clubs, school personnel, PTA groups, etc. on a variety of diabetes related topics. There is no cost for these programs and they can be held on the Medical Center campus or offsite.
Care of the Diabetic Student in the School Setting
A two-hour program designed for school nurses and other school personnel who have contact with children with diabetes.
Healthy Kids, Happy Futures
A school-based program on healthy nutritional choices is geared to 7th & 8th grade students. A packet of helpful information for parents helps to reinforce the guidelines of healthy eating.
Dining with a Dietician
Hosted at local restaurants or catered onsite, this program offers a fun and entertaining presentation by a registered dietitian on making healthy choices when dining out.
Preventing Childhood Obesity
Offers parents and caregivers practical advice on healthy nutritional choices.
Obesity, A National Epidemic
An overview of the growing obesity epidemic and its impact on health.
How to Improve Your Health Through Better Nutrition
Good nutrition and healthy eating habits have a direct impact on health and wellness. This program gives an understanding of the components of a healthy diet and how to incorporate them into your daily life.
Diabetes: Myths vs. Realities
There are many misunderstandings about diabetes and how to manage blood sugar levels. This program dispels myths and reinforces facts that can lead to better diabetes management.
The Plate Method
The “Healthy Plate” replaces the food pyramid developed by the United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA) in 1992. The new guidelines make it easier to understand portion control and healthier food choices.
Good Carbs, Bad Carbs
In the past five years the reputation of carbohydrates has swung wildly. Carbs have been touted as the feared food in fad diets. And some carbs have also been promoted as a healthful nutrient associated with lower risk of chronic disease. So which is it? Are carbs good or bad? Find out in this enlightening program.
Nutrition for Seniors
As we age, many people find that the foods we once loved no longer love us. Spices, garlic, and onions add flavor, but may be harder to tolerate gastronomically than when we were young. In addition, some foods interact with medications, rendering them less effective. This program addresses common food-associated concerns and how to use nutrition to improve your health.
For more information on continuing education programs, call the Diabetes Education Center at 516 897-4354.