Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I’m deeply touched to be honored by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals for my efforts in sharing an imperative message…that Food and Nutrition MATTER for children with autism, ADHD, and other childhood disorders. I wanted to share my acceptance speech so you can hear what’s in my heart.
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The passion that drives me everyday stems from the help and support these families need and the impact I see while working with them.
Since the onset of my nutrition career more than twelve years ago, I’ve firmly believed that strategic attention to dietary matters and nutritional intake could influence childrens’ health, learning, behavior – and hence their life potential. This message is both simple, yet complex in that many circumstances influence each person’s respective health and possibility based on their bio-individuality.
But ONE THING is for sure, that putting attention on this approach – that believing in and taking action toward improved wellness through diet and nutrition choices (i.e. nourishing hope) is ALWAYS beneficial. Nutrition is fundamental, and at no time in history has it been more imperative for us to remember this, study it, and teach each other the best practices based on prevailing science and experience.
I’ve been a proud member of NANP since the beginning and greatly appreciate their continued perseverance to positively influence our healthcare system, and support access to holistic nutrition advice. On behalf of the parents, clinicians, caregivers, therapists, and other loved ones who tirelessly pursue childrens’ greatest potential and well being – I accept this IMPACT award with the humble commitment to press on with our collective efforts of nourishing hope.
Thank you for this honor.