Optimal Nutrition for Children and Teens – Achieving Your Best in Sports and Life

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November 20, 2013, 10 to 11:30am, Northern Westchester Hospital, North Building conference rooms.  You are most definitely what you eat!  This lecture will focus on the role of good nutrition in physical and mental well-being. Elisa will discuss the components of a healthy diet, and the links between food and optimal performance in both athletic and scholastic endeavors. She will provide practical tips that will help kids to manage stress, boost energy and enhance brain power. The roles of hydration and vitamins will be covered, as well as the facts and current recommendations regarding sports drinks, energy drinks, caffeine and protein powders.  Elisa Bremner is a Registered Dietitian with a BS in Communications from Cornell University and a Masters in Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia.  She holds a Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management as well as a Certificate of Training in Prevention Strategies for Childhood Obesity.  Elisa’s specialty is practical nutrition – through NWH, she provides nutrition education and cooking classes to children and teens throughout Westchester county.  She also writes for Westchester Family magazine and spends her summers at Camp Wayne for Boys, attending to special dietary needs of active campers and running a popular cooking class.  For more information, contact Gaby Greenwald, ggreenwald@nwhc.net.