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FREE Webinar: Maintaining a Healthy Weight While Living Gluten-Free: The Importance of Physical Activity & Mindful Eating

 

Weight is a popular topic when it comes to questions about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. While a sign of undiagnosed celiac disease can be weight loss, research has shown that this disease can impact overweight individuals, too. Further, many newly diagnosed celiacs experience the common unwanted reality of weight gain due to their small intestine now able to absorb more of the nutrients they are consuming.

Join NFCA as Amy Jones, MS, RD, LD, Chief Clinical Dietitian and Celiac Support Group Facilitator, Mary Rutan Hospital, educates gluten-free individuals on how to manage their weight through a nutritious gluten-free diet using a healthy fitness regimen and a mindful approach to eating.

Learning objectives include:

  • Describe how Body Mass Index (BMI) is affected by the gluten-free diet.
  • Recognize the signs of physical vs. emotional hunger.
  • List 3 strategies for managing food portions and tips for selecting healthier pre-packaged gluten-free products.
  • Recognize media triggers for mindless eating.
  • Relate "self-talk" strategies for managing tempting food situations.
  • Describe steps to becoming a more physically active person.
  • Understand the key differences between "diets" and "lifestyle changes."

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Sponsored by Blue Diamond and Vitacost, this webinar is free of charge.

When: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Time: 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT

Where: Your computer

To register: Visit the registration page


About the Panelist:

Amy Jones, MS, RD, LDAmy Jones, MS, RD, LD, has been a dietitian for 11 years. She facilitates the Logan County Celiac Support Group in Bellefontaine (which she founded in May 2010) and also consults one-on-one with those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance.

In 2011, Amy was honored to be named one of “10 Dedicated Dietitians Who are Making a Difference” by Today’s Dietitian magazine. She has completed additional training in Celiac at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.  She also completed the GREAT dietitian training program from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.  

Amy lives near Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike and her 5 year-old son Ben.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running (she recently completed her fifth half marathon), yoga, and spending time with friends.

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