Lynda customizes her presentations. Each is a lively, visual, dynamic program designed with you, the audience in mind. As the dietitian magician, she often incorporates magic into her presentations.
As a child you may have been told, “Don’t play with your food,” but as a registered dietitian, Lynda gets to play with food and get paid for it. She generally brings foods for sampling at her interactive presentations.
"Like a termite that takes tiny bites
and does thousands of dollars in damage,
tiny steps taken to improve health can result in
significant strides for a better life. "
Dead, boring sessions are a thing of the past with programs like these: (Click on each to see description)
Keep the Skinny Kid Skinny
Are you afraid that the children in your care will become heavy kids, teens, adults? Be afraid, very afraid. It is likely that 1 out of every 3 or 1 of every 2 children today will carry excess weight.
This generation is the first that will bury their children from disorders caused by excess weight – heart attack, sleep apnea, high blood pressure & type II diabetes.
Learn the skinny on how to stop this tragedy. Learn how to rediscover the “Skinny” (thinner) kid you once were. Easy, healthy meal solution strategies presented for even the busiest of families. Book provided to each audience attendee. Benefit: You and your family will break free from the stigma of overweight and hopelessness.
Scales are for Fish – Weight Gain Prevention/Management Strategies
Traditional weight loss diets don’t last. They have a 5-30% success rate.
Learn from Lynda and the successful weight loss masters to insure that lost pounds don’t come back. Witness the effects dieting has on the brain and body. Learn why yo-yo diets are a no no and how to derail fad diets. Learn what foods signal the brain that it is full and how to incorporate these waist whittling foods into your daily meals. The ruby slippers have always been there, learn how to tap into their potential. Book provided to each audience attendee. Benefit: You will break free from yo yo dieting and discover permanent weight management success.
Food as medicine
If you were to assign a letter grade to foods, would they all get the same grade?
Foods are not equal. Learn the super foods to help you avoid overweight, type II diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Your kitchen may well become the next pharmacy. The food choices you make today affect your possibilities for tomorrow. What’s on your bucket list? Easy, healthful ways to include these foods is demonstrated. Lynda provides ridiculously healthy recipes and food samples with her. Benefit: You and your loved ones will have fewer colds and flu this fall season.
Whole Grains – a Slice Above the Rest
Learn how to reduce your all-cause mortality by 15%. Recognize that fiber and whole grains aren’t the same thing. Fiber imposters are making their way into the mainstream food supply. It’s not nice to mess with Mother Nature. In doing so, the health benefits have been blown away like wheat germ being extracted from the kernel. Learn how to locate whole grains from the maize of deceptive language on a food label. Sample some delicious whole grains and go home with some ridiculously healthy recipes.
Benefit: You will reduce your risk of developing type II diabetes by 50%.
Stressed = Desserts Spelled Backwards
Did you know 85% of all doctor visits are for stress-related illness?
Is stress making you look and feel old? Are you too tired to tango at the end of a day?
Men and women react very differently under stressful conditions. Two of every three people react to the daily stressors in life by craving sweets or salt, bingeing, overeating, or, in some cases, not eating at all. Learn to sooth raw nerves without busting a seam in your favorite jeans. Discover what nutrients are needed in greater demands when stress comes knocking at your door. Sample a healthy stress-busting snack.
Benefit: You’ll remain calmer and limit emotional eating.
Sports Nutrition Medals
Aside from genetics and training, nutrition is the most important thing standing between you and that medal stand. Learn proper hydration tips, refueling solutions before, during and after practice/competition. Taught by marathoner, bike racer, now triathlete, Murray has hundreds of awards to attest that you are learning from one of the best. Benefit: Whittle time off the clock and inch up on competitors.
Exercise – the present you give yourself
Whatever the question is, exercise is the answer. You can add not only years to your life but add life to your years. Additional movement at every stage of life has purpose and gets results. Learn to unleash your physical best and get what you want out of life. Everyone receives a take-home present. Benefit: Turn the clock back 10 years and feel better too.
Fats – the good, the bad and the ugly
Fats aren’t all equal. Some are better at slenderizing, some reduce risk of heart attack and still others are like smoking cigarettes. Lynda has been educating the public about fats for many years in her role as a cardiac rehab dietitian. Learn which foods can help reduce blockages or prevent their occurrence. Sample some new products on the market. Take home ridiculously healthy recipes.
Benefit: Reduce weight, blood cholesterol, and shock your cardiologist.
Heart Disease Hurts Little Hearts too (most chronic disease starts at the dinner table)
Fifty percent of people who suffer a heart attack don’t survive to get a second chance. TV has us convinced people just fall over and it’s “the end.” In reality, they die slowly. Ears, eyes, feet don’t function quite right. Problems with breathing, mobility, intimate relations and sleeping all take their toil on a quality life. Heart disease is down 26% but we can do better. Heart attacks hurt those close to you and diminish quality of life. Learn preventative strategies.
Benefit: You and your loved ones can realize your dreams.
Fill your Boat with ____________ Select one:
Heart healthy foods
Blood pressure lowering foods
Bone building foods
Waist whittling foods
Chronic disease has its roots at the dinner table. Discuss and sample foods that help you reduce your risk. We’ve known for a long time that a poor diet can lead to poor health but in recent years research suggests that a good diet leads to improved health. Identify best foods to include in your arsenal for best health. Benefit: Live long and prosper.
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Don’t see a topic that meets your needs? Lynda will be happy to customize one for you!
This is just a sampling of some of Lynda’s most popular presentations.
A supervisor once told Lynda, “It’s OK to be mediocre.” Lynda believes otherwise. Her passion for bringing you the best presentation possible is evident in the boundless energy she brings to every session. Lynda brings recipes, handouts, food samples and more to her presentations. Lynda has presented over 500 presentations.
Lynda’s energy and enthusiasm is truly inspiring.
-Betsy Powers, Iowa State University
Lynda brings food. This makes her presentations more memorable, meaningful and magical.
-Jane Hemminger, Des Moines, IA
We so enjoyed your presentation. I’m sure you’ll be recommended by all of the people with specific dietary needs.Burlington is so lucky to have you!
-Carolyn Carter, Jane Delano Association of Retired Nurses
Lynda brings not only knowledge but laughter and fun to her presentations. We appreciated the book door prize and food samples.
-Darlene Dieterich, Great River Medical Center
Lynda certainly accomplished her objective of being a motivating catalyst for empowering individuals to consider adopting a wellness lifestyle.
-Robyn Nichols, Hancock County Health Department
Lynda is a great person with energy and vision
-Dan Phlen, President, Southeastern Community College
Lynda has a gift and is so inspirational in her communications.
-Kathy Schmidt, RD, Great River Medical Center
Burlington High School
Great River Medical Center
Area Education Agency
How to book Lynda
Cell Phone (319) 759-2532
Home Office (319) 754-8681
Write to: 2316 Gnahn Street
Burlington, IA 52601
Please include your name, organization, and the title of the program in which you are interested, and the date you would like to reserve.