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    Dr. Oz Kicks Off New Healthy Symposium

    The first symposium of its kind, “Food for Your Whole Life” will bring together internationally recognized researchers, clinicians, educators and health experts who will offer their expertise on age-based nutrition for optimal health and disease prevention. The symposium, to be held Jun 6 and 7 in New York City,  has been created to provide people with the information and tools necessary for achieving wellness throughout the life cycle.

    The first symposium of its kind, “Food for Your Whole Life” will bring together internationally recognized researchers, clinicians, educators and health experts who will offer their expertise on age-based nutrition for optimal health and disease prevention. The symposium, to be held Jun 6 and 7 in New York City,  has been created to provide people with the information and tools necessary for achieving wellness throughout the life cycle.

    Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) can receive 12 total continuing education hours for this two-day event. Nurses’, physicians’ and other health professional CPE approval is pending.

    Confirmed speakers on the program include:

    Mehmet C. Oz, MD, FACS, Columbia University Medical Center
    Michael F. Roizen, MD, Cleveland Clinic
    David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, Yale University Prevention Research Center
    Roger Clemens, Dr.PH, CNS, FACN, FIFT, University of Southern California
    Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN, American Institute for Cancer Research
    Keri M. Gans, MS, RD, CDN, New York State Dietetic Association
    James Joseph, PhD, Tufts University
    Mollie Katzen, cookbook author
    Petra Kolber, fitness expert
    Joan Sabaté, MD, Dr.PH, Loma Linda University
    Brian Wansink, PhD, Cornell University
    Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN, author, nutrition consultant

    Sunday, June 6, 2010 (12 p.m.-5 p.m.): Open to the general public, health professionals and media, America’s favorite doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz, will open the symposium with an entertaining presentation to empower attendees to take charge of their health. Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. David Katz will provide vital information about the role food and lifestyle choices play in overall health and well-being. Brian Wansink, PhD, will present his research on ways to get children to eat healthier. Fun, interactive cooking and exercise demonstrations, and select health screenings will also be featured.

    Monday, June 7, 2010 (8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.): Open to health professionals and media only. Renowned health experts and industry leaders will present the latest information, offer clinical applications and provide their unique insight into the best foods and lifestyle behaviors correlating to various stages of life, from birth to senior years. Attendees will leave understanding age-related links between nutrition, disease and health, better able to advise patients.

    For more information, call 800-758-2100 or visit www.foodforyourwholelife.org. Symposium cost (Sunday and Monday): Early Bird Discount: Register before April 1, 2010, and purchase ticket(s) for only $195,  $275 thereafter. Food for Your Whole Life is presented by the California Walnut Commission, in partnership with HealthCorps, American Institute for Cancer Research and New York State Dietetic Association.

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