Grace G. Martin, MS, RD
Nutrition Consultant

Assisting You in Making Healthy Food
and Lifestyle Choices


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    •  Are  appropriate for small number of attendees (10 - 30)

    •  Are 1 to 1½ hours in length

    •  Are appropriate for breakout or concurrent sessions

    •  Are designed to: 

      •  be a fun learning and thought provoking experience

      •  have participant interaction and group discussion

      •  include a tasting session in some cases

    •  Are conducted in a classroom, theater, or round table setting

    •  Use an overhead projector, and/or PowerPoint, and props for visual aids

    •  Provide a detailed presentation outline and  handout to all attendees

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Workshop Topics

Topics include, but are not limited to:

How Do You Stack Up When It Comes to Your Health?
Health Screenings All Women Should Know About

By means of a thought provoking questionnaire, attendees assess their need for health screenings in areas of particular concern to women – mammogram, pap smear test, bone density etc. Additional questions solicit information on other health risks factors. Corrective actions and suggestions for improving these health risk factors are discussed in lecture. Each attendee writes an action plan to improve on her risk factors. Referrals to government websites, agencies, and supplemental readings are provided in the handouts.  

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Basic Nutrition 101: What You Should Know About Nutrition But Never Learned In Life Or In School

This workshop provides the ABCs of good nutrition,  It discusses the 6 classes of nutrients and how to incorporate them in the diet for health and well being.

The participant will learn how to plan menus including snacks that meet his/her nutritional needs by using the new USDA’s “MyPyramid” guidelines and applying knowledge learned in class.  They will learn about nutrient dense and energy dense foods and how best to include them in the diet.  They will become nutrition savvy in meal planning and a wiser consumer at the supermarket.  Class handouts will be provided.

 The workshop covers:

  •    Good Carbs, the Not-So-Good-Carbs and Artificial Sweeteners

  •     Healthy Fats and Fats that Should be Limited

  •     Functional Foods: Their Sources and Why They Should be Part of the Diet

  •     Supplements: Are They Necessary?

  •      Food Labels: What to Look For?

  •     Components of a Healthy Diet

  •     My Pyramid: My Way to a Healthier Me

  •     Appropriate Serving and Portion Sizes

  •    Fad Diets: Why They Don’t Work

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Osteoporosis: A Silent Crippler
What You Can Do To Help Prevent Bone Porosity

This workshop includes, but is not limited to, discussion on:

  •  Risk factors for osteoporosis

  •  Recommended steps to help prevent its onset

  •  Medications available: pros and cons

  •  Food/drug intakes and calcium interactions; what to avoid

  •  Diet to follow for best calcium utilization

  •  Balance of key nutrients,  foods sources

  •  Non-dairy food sources of calcium

  •  Calcium fortified foods: comparison of products, calcium availability

  •  Calcium Supplements – comparison between brands, what to look for; recommended intake, potential adverse effects with excess intake, and how to best incorporate into diet

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How to Take Care of Your Sweet Heart -- Keep It Healthy,
Keep It Strong, and Keep It Pumping All Along

This workshop discusses strategies on how to manage risk factors for heart disease.  The presentation includes, but is not limited to:

  •  Identifying risk factors for heart disease

  •  Strategies for lifestyle changes and active living

  •  Dietary and drug interventions to lower cholesterol; to lower hypertension

  •  Diet for a healthy heart, what to eat, what to avoid; soluble fiber - sources 

  •  Phytochemicals; plant sterols, what they are;  sources;  role in diet 

  •  Foods/supplements to have if blood homocycteine levels are elevated

  •  Role of Vitamin E: food sources; to supplement, not to supplement; pros and cons; American Heart Association recommendations 

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How to Win the Battle of the Bulge -- One Day at a Time

This workshop discusses simple daily changes that make a big difference over time.  The presentation includes, but is not limited to:

  •  Setting realistic and measurable weight loss goals

  •  Choosing a Weight Loss Plan that works, what to look for; what to avoid

  •  Changes in food consumption that bring results

  •  Simple suggestions for an active everyday life

  •  Shopping for healthy food choices: what to buy, what to pass by

  •  Meal planning; portion control

  •  Managing emotional eating

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Last modified: August 17, 2011