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Food for Life

Food For Life Instructor Training Agenda

Wednesday, September 30

8:00 – 9:00

Breakfast & Registration

9:00 – 9:30

Welcome and Strategy & Overview of PCRM and the Food for Life Program

Josh Oviatt, Food for Life Program Manager & Dawnyel Pryor, Educational Programs & Marketing Director

9:30 – 10:00

Group Introductions

Josh Oviatt, Food for Life Program Manager 

10:00 – 10:15

Break

10:15 – 12:15

Live Class Presentation: Introduction – How Foods Fight Cancer

Kara Blank-Gonzalez, Food for Life Instructor

12:15 – 1:30

Lunch

1:30 – 2:30

Introduction to Food for Life Curricula

Susan Levin, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition Education

2:30 – 2:45

Break

2:45 – 3:45

Plant-Based Nutrition for Health

Dr. Neal Barnard

3:45 – 4:15

Photos w/Dr. Barnard

4:15 – 5:15

Teaching for Understanding: What to say and how to say it so your students truly learn

Krista McKim, MA, NBCT

Thursday, October 1

8:00 – 9:00

Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00

Applying the Food for Life Curriculum into Practice: Technical Aspects of Cooking Demonstration Operations

Jill Eckart, Managing Director of Nutrition

10:00 – 10:15

Break

10:15 – 11:45

Panel Discussion with Physicians Committee’s Nutrition Experts and Q & A

Susan Levin, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition Education

Maggie Neola, RD, Registered Dietitian

Lee Crosby, RD, Registered Dietitian

11:45 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00 – 2:30

Sales & Marketing Orientation: Finding Venue and Community Allies & Filling Seats

Dawnyel Pryor, Educational Programs & Marketing Director

2:30 – 2:45

Break

2:45 – 3:15

Strategies for Executing the Employee Wellness Program

Dawnyel Pryor, Educational Programs & Marketing Director

3:15 – 4:15

Step-by-Step Guide to the Administrative Process

Josh Oviatt, Food for Life Program Manager

4:15 – 4:30

Break

4:30 – 5:00

Review the Program Guidelines, Sign Agreements

Susan Levin, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition Education

Dawnyel Pryor, Educational Marketing Director

Friday, October 2

8:00 – 9:00

Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15

Media Training / Cooking Demonstrations / Photos & Videos (Group A)

Food for Life Trainees

Josh Oviatt, Food for Life Program Manager

Jill Eckart, Managing Director of Nutrition

Dania DePas, MA, Director of Communications

10:15 – 10:30

Break

10:30 – 11:45

Media Training / Cooking Demonstrations / Photos & Videos (Group B)

Food for Life Trainees

Josh Oviatt, Food for Life Program Manager

Jill Eckart, Managing Director of Nutrition

Dania DePas, MA, Director of Communications

11:45 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00 – 2:15

Media Training / Cooking Demonstrations / Photos & Videos (Group C)

Food for Life Trainees

Josh Oviatt, Food for Life Program Manager

Jill Eckart, Managing Director of Nutrition

Dania DePas, MA, Director of Communications

2:15 – 2:30

Break

2:30 – 3:30

Best Practices for Running the Food for Life Program in Your Community

Dawnyel Pryor, Educational Programs & Marketing Director

3:30 – 4:00

Final Q&A, Certificates

Susan Levin, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition Education

Dawnyel Pryor, Educational Programs & Marketing Director