EBLB Healthy Advocacy Workshops

EBLB Healthy Advocacy Workshops provide individuals with nutritional knowledge that helps them improve personal health habits and impact the health of those around them through teaching and mentorship. This EBLB track is unique in that it is designed for adults within either organizational or community settings. Included below are frequently asked questions as well as a list of key topics included in our advocate programming.

What is the formal definition of “healthy advocacy”?

Healthy advocacy embodies service to individuals and/or families as well as actions that foster health within organizations, communities, and within the public.

What type of person makes a good “dietary” role model?

A good dietary role model or healthy advocate is someone who is confident in themselves and demonstrates good nutritional leadership. These individuals set personal health goals and achieve them. They serve as examples of how the right knowledge, willpower, and positive thinking can lead to a better life through healthy living.

I am a certified nutrition expert within my organization or community. How can this program help me?

EBLB provides a framework for leadership and a best practices approach to teaching and mentorship. If you are already a certified expert in nutrition science, EBLB’s experience can help you to greatly increase the impact of your chosen expertise.

How does a nutritionist or dietitian differ from a healthy eating advocate?

Both nutritionists and dietitians play a key part in promoting health by analyzing individual diets to develop personalized nutrition advice. Specific to your medical needs or health goals, these professionals can provide healthy eating recommendations.

A nutritionist is a professional that has completed training and certification in their field. They must be licensed by their state in order to confer the title, “nutritionist.” A dietitian must be licensed and hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in order to confer the title, “dietitian.”

A healthy advocate is someone that has learned the basics of what comprises a healthy lifestyle and can serve as a leader and a role model to those around them. Healthy advocates are empowered not only by knowledge but also by the will to influence and change.

Nutritionists, dietitians, community leaders, and ordinary folks can make a huge health impact on children and adults by serving as healthy advocates.

Programming Topics*:

  • What does it mean to be healthy?
  • Why should anyone care about health?
  • How can nutrition labels assist in making healthier food decisions?
  • What are the most nutritious and revitalizing snack and meal options?
  • What foods trigger different diseases and why?
  • How can nutrition function to either prevent or exacerbate medical conditions?
  • How can nutrition improve everyday life and productivity?
  • How does nutrition impact the community at large?
  • What is a healthy advocate, and how can they promote long-term change?
  • How can healthy advocates be respected mentors to others?
  • How can healthy advocates influence across different age groups?

*Our evidence-based programming can be customized by topic to fit organizational needs.

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