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Brenner FIT® Academy: For Professionals - Self-paced Online Learning Series

Jan 3, 2024 8:24:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in food, health equity, weight loss, Pediatrics, brenner fit


Treating and preventing pediatric obesity is not about cutting calories and increasing exercise. In this 5-part series, developed by the pediatric weight management experts at Brenner FIT®, participants will learn new, effective skills to help their patients and families makes positive health changes in a safe, kind and family-centered way. Get registered!

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Health Coaching - a growing part of the healthcare extender model

Mar 30, 2021 9:23:59 AM / by Andrew L. Brewer, MS, NBHWC posted in telehealth, engagement, instruction, training, Wellness, public health, mental health, CME, Healthy Opportunities, culinary medicine, healthy eating, food, Community, health careers, respiratory care, behavioral health, Health coach


We hear the term health coach more and more these days so I wanted to explore the role of the health coach in this blog post. A health coach is a coach for people who want to or who are contemplating making behavioral changes that result in a healthier lifestyle. A health coach is a type of healthcare extender trained to help others set goals and be accountable for themselves as they begin a journey to improve their overall health and quality of life.

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Healthcare Demystified on our Podcast

Mar 2, 2021 12:44:41 PM / by Andrew L. Brewer, MS, NBHWC posted in Primary Care, Keeping Kids Well, technology, learning, interaction, Wellness, public health, food insecurity, Healthcare Insights, CME, Healthy Opportunities, culinary medicine, healthy eating, food, Community, family medicine

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One of my favorite things to do it sit, listen, and talk with interesting people. For almost two years now I have had the pleasure of sitting down with some beautiful humans and recording these conversations for our Healthcare Insights in Northwest North Carolina podcast https://soundcloud.com/nwahecwebmaster

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Join Us for Virtual Culinary Medicine: March 19th or May 28th!

Feb 4, 2021 1:17:20 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in culinary medicine, healthy eating, food


Healthy eating is built on the ability to prepare tasty and nutritious food at home. This blended virtual learning experience will provide you with a good understanding of how to improve your personal health and the health of your patients. The format for this activity includes four and a half hours of mandatory online learning modules to be completed prior to the live virtual event.

During the live virtual event, participants will receive instruction via cooking demonstrations with Chef N’Gai Dickerson and Dr. Joey Skelton followed by a question and answer session with all presenters.

Join us on March 19th or May 28th for this program!

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