Mental Fitness, Inc. and Timberline Knolls Present Think.Eat.Play. Program to Optimize Health in Female Athletes at New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (NYS AHPERD) Annual Conference
NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Mental Fitness, Inc. (formerly NORMAL), a national nonprofit that educates about eating disorders, body image, and mental fitness, and Timberline Knolls, a leading residential treatment center helping women and adolescent girls seeking lasting recovery from eating disorders, addiction, trauma and more, are thrilled to present a special 4-hour training to address key issues that influence the health and well-being of physically active females.
The trainings will take place in collaboration with the New York State AHPERD organization at their annual conference on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in Verona, New York. The conference will feature presentations by:
-- Think.Eat.Play. Creator and Program Director, Karen Sossin, MS, CDN, on the topics of sports nutrition and Female Athlete Triad - a syndrome which includes insufficient caloric intake leading to menstrual disturbances which can weaken bones and result in serious health and performance complications. Juliet Zuercher, RD, faculty member, Timberline Knolls Clinical Development Institute, will also be taking part in this discussion. -- Healthy Bodies creator and author, Kathy Kater, LCSW, the foundation for promoting healthy weight--new evidence regarding weight-focused approaches and the call for promoting health instead of size in children and teens; and -- Mental Fitness, Inc. founder and CEO, Robyn Hussa Farrell, MFA, E-RYT, on the topic of stress management: implementing mindfulness and arts based coping strategies.
The presentations are suitable for NYS AHPERD registered conference attendees and is designed for classroom teachers, health and physical educators, coaches, administrators, school physicians, athletes, parents, school nurses and health professionals.
Think.Eat.Play. Program to Optimize Health in Female Athletes
Wednesday, November 20
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Turning Stone Convention Center
Verona, New York
About the Speakers:
Karen Sossin, MS, CDN Creator & Director, Think.Eat.Play.
Karen Sossin is a nutritionist and inspirational speaker who specializes in sports nutrition, weight management and disordered eating behavior and has worked with schools throughout the nation for over 20 years.
Juliet Zuercher, RD Faculty Member, Timberline Knolls Clinical Development Institute
Juliet started with Timberline Knolls as the nutrition coordinator. Today, she travels extensively throughout the country presenting workshops to help educate professionals on the treatment of eating disorders. She is a graduate of Ohio State University and has more than 15 years of experience in directing nutrition counseling and services.
Kathy Kater, LICSW Psychotherapist, Eating Disorder Treatment and Prevention Specialist
Kathy Kater is a St. Paul, Minn. psychotherapist and an internationally known and respected author, speaker, and consultant who has specialized in treatment and prevention of the full spectrum of body image, eating, fitness and weight-related concerns for over 30 years.
Robyn Hussa Farrell, MFA, E-RYT, Founder & CEO, Mental Fitness, Inc.
Robyn is an award-winning producer, performer and educator. Prior to her work with Mental Fitness Inc., she was co-founder and founding executive director of the Drama Desk and Obie-award winning New York City theatre company, Transport Group.
About Mental Fitness, Inc. (formerly NORMAL):
Mental Fitness, Inc. (formerly NORMAL) is a national nonprofit that educates about eating disorders, body image and stress-management through arts and media programs in an effort to build mental fitness in every child in America. We connect the leading scientists with award-winning artists and educators to develop evidence-based educational programming. www.MentalFitnessInc.org.
About NYS AHPERD:
The New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYS AHPERD) is a professional organization whose mission is to promote health, physical education, recreation, and dance in kindergarten through higher education settings, throughout New York state. Membership includes teachers of health education, physical education, recreation, and dance; agency, community, and worksite health professionals; youth coaches and future professionals.
About Timberline Knolls:
Timberline Knolls is a leading private residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls (ages 12 – 65+) with eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders. Located in suburban Chicago, residents receive excellent clinical care from a highly trained professional staff on a picturesque 43-acre wooded campus. Women and families seeking Christian treatment can opt for specialized Christian-based therapy. For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, call us at 877.257.9611.
Contact: Robyn Hussa Farrell
Founder & CEO, Mental Fitness, Inc.
SOURCE Mental Fitness, Inc.