Agenda from the Healthy Eating for a Healthy Heart Conference (Spring 2016)

A practical workshop that focuses on the real issues of healthy eating, accessing healthy food and coaching your patients to change their behavior and their health.


5:00-5:30    Dinner, Networking

5:30–5:40    Welcome
Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, and Peg Miller, MD, FACP Co-Chairs Women’s Health Council of RI

5:40-6:00    Making Sense of Diet Recommendations for Heart Health
Chef Todd Seyfarth, MS, RD, CSSD, Department Chair and Program Director, Department of Culinary Nutrition, Johnson & Wales University

6:00-6:50    Panel Discussion: Solving the Critical Access Problem
FACILITATOR: Jennifer Thiesen, MS, RNP, Director Care Transitions, Lifespan
PANELISTS: Eliza Sutton, MPH, Food Access Manager, Thundermist Health Centers Amy Nunn, MS, ScD, Executive Director, Rhode Island Public Health Institute Michelle N. Karn, MA, Communications Director, American Heart Association

6:50 – 7:45    Coaching Your Patients to Yes for Healthy Eating
Eileen Hayes, LICSW President & CEO, Amos House, Includes role playing

7:45-8:00    Feedback, Q&A and Closing Remarks
Karen Rosene-Montella, MD, FACP, Chair Women’s Health Council of RI