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Nutrition and Vitality – Keeping Your Energy High and Brain Sharp

Posted March 23, 2021 | By ale_bellot

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

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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?

By watching 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 can learn five habits you can follow to keep your energy high and your brain functioning at its peak potential, no matter your age.

By watching this program, you can expect to also 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 hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the 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.