The Sage Colleges in Partnership with CDPHP

Proudly Present

The CDPHP 2013 Sage Nutrition Lecture Series

"The Winning Plate: Eating to Optimize Performance for Athletes and Active People"

March 5th 2013, 7:00 pm, Kahl Campus Center Gym, Albany campus

[CDPHP Nutrition Lecture Series 2013]

President Susan Scrimshaw, Leslie Bonci, Dr. John Bennett

[CDPHP Nutrition Lecture Series 2013] 

(left to right) WNYT Sports Director and Sports Anchor, Rodger Wyland, President Susan Scrimshaw, Leslie Bonci, and Dr. John Bennett

The Sage Colleges is proud to host the 2013 Nutrition Lecture Series sponsored by CDPHP entitled, The Winning Plate: Eating to Optimize Performance for Athletes and Active People on Tuesday, March 5 at the Sage College of Albany Kahl Center Gym at 7:00pm.

Leslie Bonci, registered sports dietetics specialist and nutrition consultant to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirates, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Washington Nationals and a number of NCAA teams will speak on ways to enhance performance for athletes and for sports-minded individuals as well. Bonci, a frequent lecturer at universities nationwide, is the author or co-author of six popular books on sports nutrition and serves on the editorial advisory board of Fitness Magazine.

Rodger Wyland, Sports Director, Sports Anchor and Reporter at WNYT NewsChannel 13, will serve as emcee for the nutrition lecture.  Wyland also hosts Big Board Radio Sports Talk on Fox Sports 980 WOFX-AM and is the play-by-play announcer for UAlbany football and basketball. 

“As a physician-founded, community-based health plan, CDPHP has spent nearly 30 years promoting health, wellness, and nutrition,” said Dr. John Bennett, president and CEO, CDPHP. “Whether you are on track to be an elite athlete or training for your first 5K, knowing how to nourish your body is an important factor in achieving your goals,” added Bennett.

Nina Marinello, Chair of Sage’s nutrition department and event organizer notes that, “Leslie Bonci will bring together students, nutrition professionals, athletes, coaches and everyday active people who want to eat better to improve strength, speed, stamina, and overall wellness. Her lecture highlights the commitment of The Sage Colleges Nutrition Science Department to nutrition education and CDPHP’s dedication to fostering community health.”

The lecture series is free and open to the public.

[CDPHP Nutrition Lecture Series 2013]Sage's Professor Nina Marinello                  

[CDPHP Nutrition Lecture Series 2013] 

The Sage Colleges in Partnership with CDPHP

The CDPHP 2012 Sage Nutrition Lecture Series

“Catalyzing Communities for Change: A Systems Approach for Obesity Prevention in Children”

Dr. Economos' Strategies Incorporated into Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" Campaign  

[CDPHP Nutrition Lecture]Dr. John Bennett, Dr. Christina Economos, President Susan Scrimshaw

Childhood obesity is unarguably a timely topic; the statistics are alarming.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.  The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 20% in 2008. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period. In 2008, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.

To address these issues, The Sage Colleges in partnership with CDPHP proudly presented  the 2012 Nutrition Lecture Series, “Catalyzing Communities for Change: A Systems Approach for Obesity Prevention in Children” featuring Christina D. Economos, Ph.D., associate professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

Watch highlights of the Nutrition Lecture Series!

Dr. Economos has conducted extensive research addressing the interaction between exercise, diet, body composition, bone health and childhood obesity. She is the principal investigator of multiple large-scale studies examining childhood nutrition and physical activity with the goal of inspiring behavior, policy, and environmental change to improve the health of America's children.

View photos of Sage's Nutrition Lecture Series Presented by CDPHP 

"Nutrition is the foundation for good health. Like a race car, your body needs the proper fuel to run its best,” said Dr. John Bennett, president and CEO, CDPHP. “In America, we know that one-third of adults are obese, a medical condition that leads to some of the leading causes of death. This epidemic is extremely costly with an estimated $150 billion dollar price tag on our nation’s health care system,” added Dr. Bennett.

[CDPHP Nutrition Lecture]
Dr. John Bennett, Dr. Nina Marinello, Dean Sharon Robinson

Nina Marinello, Ph.D., chair of the  Nutrition Science Department at Sage acknowledges that, “We live in an environment that promotes obesity.  It is essential that we learn ways to transform our society so that we can look forward to a healthier tomorrow for our children.”  

Kelly Lynch, co-host of Chuck & Kelly and the WGY Morning News emceed the event which was free and open to the public.   

Catalyzing Communities for Change:
A Systems Approach for Obesity Prevention in Children

Monday, March 26, 7pm
Bush Memorial, Russell Sage College
Troy, NY