Saving their Futures: Treating Childhood Obesity with Flavorful Whole Foods

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Saving their Futures: Treating Childhood Obesity with Flavorful Whole Foods

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Please join us for our next Cook Well ... Eat Well ... Live Well workshop.

Workshop #4: Saving their Futures: Treating Childhood Obesity with Flavorful Whole Foods

Keynote Speaker: Adolfo Ariza, MD
Dr. Adolfo J. Ariza is a Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ariza is experienced in practice-based research. He is the Associate Director of the Pediatric Practice Research Group (PPRG) at Lurie Children’s and has been a participant in PPRG projects over the past 18 years working as a manager, co-investigator and principal investigator for various research projects funded by federal and private agencies. He has also participated in the development of tools and methods to improve obesity prevention and care in primary care practices. Dr. Ariza is also Co-Director of the Center of Obesity Management and Prevention. Dr. Ariza has a particular interest in issues related to the Hispanic community.

Tuition: $150 for CME attendees I $100 for non-CME guests | $50 for residents


4:30PM -4:45PM

Check-in and pick up "Resource Filler for Binder" and Group Assignments

Revitalizing pick-me-up drink: Chef's Concoction


Introductions: Dr. Jeffrey Leman, Chef Charles Robertson Chair ICC Culinary Arts

Speaker: Dr. Amy Christison, U of I College of Medicine "Research on Childhood Obesity and the Use of Motivational Interviewing"


Hands-On Work Stations (45 minutes per station)

  • How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch Like You're an Iron Chef - Chef Charles Robertson and Chef Keith Shank, Faculty ICC
  • Great Gadgets Creating Wholesome Goodness – Chef Erin Meyer, RD, Executive Director Spence Farm Foundation
  • Never Leave Home Without It: The Foundation to a Healthy Breakfast - Chef Golda Ewalt, RD, Dietetic Internship Director OSF Medical Center


Dr. Jeffrey Leman - “Thank You” to Chef Educators, Heart of Illinois Professional Chefs Association and ICC culinary students

Dinner: Kid Friendly Vegetarian Dinner served by ICC Culinary Arts Students

Marinated Garden Tomatoes, Iceberg Lettuce, Fresh Greens, Smoky Vinaigrette
Grilled Zucchini with Cheese Sauce
Microwaved Veggie Chips
Grilled Tempeh with BBQ Sauce
Banana Split with Frozen Yogurt and Fresh Fruit

Introduction by Dr Jeffry Leman of Keynote: Adolpho Ariza, MD, Lurie Children's Hospital, "Updates in Research on Treating Childhood Obesity and Discussion"


Evaluations and Closing