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Nutrition and Vitality – Keeping Your Energy High and Brain Sharp (Webinar)

March 22 at 11:00 am - 11:45 AM
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March 22 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for Nutrition and Vitality – Keeping Your Energy High and Brain Sharp (Webinar) on Monday, March 22 at 11 AM.

The 3 PM slump… you likely know it well. It’s that mid-afternoon crash, half-way between lunch and dinner when your attention drops, your motivation falters and a nap seems like the only possible agenda item for the rest of the day. But did you know that with the right nutrition and a focus on your habits, the 3 PM slump is totally unavoidable?

In this program presented by senior researcher Dr. David Metcalf, corporate performance coach Dr. Lauren Hodges, and Tara Gidus Collingwood, a nationally-recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition, fitness, and health promotion, you’ll learn five habits you can follow to keep your energy high and your brain functioning at its peak potential, no matter your age.

By participating in this program, attendees can expect to learn how:

  • eating light and often keeps your energy high and support your brain’s highest cognitive function
  • to focus on creating “plant-focused plates,” including omega-3s, green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds
  • regular, healthy sleep and movement supports healthy nutrition habits

This program is presented by Dr. David Metcalf, Dr. Lauren Hodges and Tara Gidus Collingwood and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

How to join the Zoom Program:

Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:

One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.

One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.

For troubleshooting and other Zoom-related questions, please email us at [email protected]

All CHWB Digital Education Programs are now presented with live captioning service. Please refer to your registration confirmation email for instructions on enabling live captions.

By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy. Unless otherwise noted, all CHWB Digital Education programs hosted via Zoom are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on WellbeingNetwork.org. If you prefer to be left out of the program’s recording, please leave your camera and microphone off for the duration of the program.

About Your Program Presenters

About Dr. David Metcalf

Dr. David Metcalf is a senior researcher at the Institute for Simulation & Training Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab with a 15-year history in web-based and mobile learning. He focuses on bridging the gap between corporate learning, simulation techniques, and the use of technology to improve human performance.

About Dr. Lauren Hodges

Dr. Lauren Hodges is a corporate performance coach and director of Corporate Performance for SPECTRUM, Inc. Dr. Hodges has trained hundreds of corporate executives and their teams throughout the southeastern United States. She speaks on the topics of energy management, neuroplasticity, mindful movement and exercise, and nutrition; she also applies these concepts in harmony to maximize energy, health, and happiness both at work and at home. In addition to delivering keynotes and seminars, Dr. Hodges is sought after for her expertise in wellness program development, management, and redesign along with executive leadership coaching and content development for professional development in energy management.

About Tara Gidus Collingwood, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, ACSM-CPT

Tara Gidus Collingwood is currently a sports nutrition consultant for the United States Tennis Association and World Wrestling Entertainment, and the University of Central Florida. She is a registered dietitian. She was the Team Dietitian for the Orlando Magic NBA team for 10 years. She is also the author of Pregnancy Cooking & Nutrition for Dummies and co-author of Flat Belly Cookbook for Dummies.

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