Friday, November 19, 2010
Westin Tabor Center
1672 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80202
Free Health Screenings & Educational Sessions: 10 AM - 12 PM
Lunch & Keynote Speaker: 12 PM - 1:30 PM
Zonya Foco, America's Nutrition Leader, is on a mission to win the war on obesity, type-2 diabetes, and heart disease. A master of inspiration, motivation and visual humor; Zonya reaches millions of people each year with a common-sense approach to healthy eating through her TV show, "Zonya's Health Bites," best-selling cookbook, Lickety-Split Meals for Health Conscious People on the Go!, co-authored health novel, Water with Lemon, and national speaking calendar.
In January 2008, Zonya joined Bob Greene on a national tour as a guest nutritionist and presenter for “Oprah & Bob’s Best Life Challenge,” providing entertaining and educational cooking presentations.
As a nationally-recognized expert on nutrition and wellness, Zonya has partnered with Health Alliance Plan (HAP) of Michigan to develop and present HAP’s award-winning Weight Wise program, launched in 2004.
As the only Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Health and Fitness Instructor (CHFI) in the country to have earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, her boundless energy inspires audiences across North America to stop dieting and start living the healthy life they deserve.
Get inspired. Get informed. Join health and fitness experts, medical professionals, and women like you to hear the concrete steps you can take today for better heart health.
10 am – 10:45 am: Educational Session and Q&A:
Start simple with protein for optimal health – cooking demonstration.
Shelley Johnson – Associate Director, Food & Nutrition Outreach, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Jason K. Morse, CEC – Executive Chef, Valley Country Club
Presented by the Colorado Beef Council
11 am – 11:45 am: Educational Session and Q&A:
Colorado’s struggle with childhood obesity: How you can be part of the solution.
Dr. Reggie Washington – Chief Medical Officer, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
Leslie Levine – MPH and Technical Assistance Coordinator, LiveWell Colorado
Presented by Colorado Business Bank and LiveWell Colorado
SVP of Commercial Banking, Heartland Bank
Do You Know the Symptoms for Heart Disease?
As a long time runner and what I would consider a “health nut”; I have always taken care of my body. I know my numbers and have always had low cholesterol and normal blood pressure. I have never been overweight, and have no history of heart disease in my family.
In January 2004, I was admitted to the emergency room with stage three congestive heart failure. I had been experiencing all the symptoms of heart disease, and didn’t even know it. I had gained 15 pounds in one week, my abdomen was swollen, I had a nagging neck pain, and I could not even walk more than half a block before having to rest. That day I received a pacemaker. However, the doctors were worried. I wasn’t making any progress and they talked to me about needing a heart transplant. They asked if I had a living will and if I wanted to meet with a priest.
After four weeks in intensive care, my condition stabilized, and my heart was getting better. I was released from the hospital. I was lucky.
Today, I run 3 miles a day and finally feel like myself again. But, I can’t help but think if I had only known that the symptoms of heart disease for men and women are very different, I wouldn’t have waited so long to get a second opinion, and my story would be very different.
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