Pre-conference Workshops

Monday, November 2, 2015
7:30 AM - Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Workshop

Stress Less with Mindfulness Train the Trainer
Jane Riffe, Ed.D. and Becky Smith, MBA


Dining with Diabetes Pre-conference Training
Shari Gallup, Fran Alloway, Lisa Graves, Stephanie Faroh, Dan Remley

Cancelled. Smart Choice Health Insurance Basics© Training (concludes with certification)
Bonnie Braun, Ph.D. and Lynn Little

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Course Descriptions

Stress Less with Mindfulness Train the Trainer
Jane Riffe, Ed.D. and Becky Smith, MBA
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Jane Riffe  Becky Smith

Stress Less with Mindfulness
is a WVU Extension-developed curriculum introducing mindfulness-based skills to change one’s approach to stress.  Simple “practices,” based on the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) protocol are introduced with opportunity for participants to experience their ability to “notice, shift, and practice” their responses to stress. This session will train educators to deliver the 5 session award winning curriculum. * Stress Less includes 5 sessions, each 45-50 minutes long addressing the following topics:


Session 1- Begin with the Breath
Session 2- Mindful Eating
Session 3- Mindful Walking/Thought Surfing
Session 4- Be Kind to Your Mind
Session 5- Laughter is Good Medicine

Session participants will receive a CD with all materials needed to teach and evaluate the class as a day-long retreat or as a worksite 5 week lunch n’learn.


Dining with Diabetes Pre-conference Training
Shari Gallup, Fran Alloway, Lisa Graves, Stephanie Faroh, Dan Remley, Ph.D.
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Shari Gallup  Frances Alloway  Lisa Graves Stephanie Faroh Dan Remley

Diabetes continues to grow It is a serious, expensive, and common disease in the U.S. and around the world. The complications of untreated or undertreated diabetes are devastating. In response, Extension professionals across the country are delivering practical, research-based information through the Dining with Diabetes program . The Dining with Diabetes program, is a series of face-to-face classes that include  practical nutrition education and cooking demonstrations to emphasize that preparation of healthy foods can be a part of a healthy lifestyle. 

Come and join this 4-hour workshop as the National Extension Dining with Diabetes Team (NDWD) unveils a new national curriculum, evaluation, resources and recipes.  You will receive the  new national resources and be prepared to offer this in your home state. The National Extension Dining with Diabetes Working Group provides leadership and coordination for unified program delivery and evaluation of Dining with Diabetes.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the basics of how to implement the Dining with Diabetes program in their communities
  • Examine updated Dining with Diabetes curriculum, evaluation, recipes and resources
  • Identify educators and specialists from around the country
  • Understand initiatives of the NDWD and identify ways to make a difference through this national working group
  • Evaluate resources and find out how other states market, implement and evaluate the program.

 

 

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