Dr Nicole Avena Keynote Speeches

A series of lectures and seminars designed to instill healthy eating habits in expectant parents, kids and adults.

Wellness-series Lectures & Seminars

Dr Avena's keynote speeches are for both academic and non-scientist audiences who are interested in nutrition and health through the lifespan. They provide advice on how expectant parents, kids and adults can develop better eating behaviors, and recognize pitfalls in their lifestyles that often derail healthy eating attempts.
Dr Avena has made presentations to these organizations, among others:

General Keynotes

These services are designed for both academic and non-scientist audiences.
  • Food Addiction and Obesity: How do highly-caloric and palatable foods hijack the reward system in the brain? In this seminar, Dr. Avena presents the science behind food addiction - which may result in excessive overeating and obesity that is resistant to traditional dieting. She suggests ways to avoid and recover from these addiction-like eating behaviors. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of food cravings and addiction, and be equipped with the tools to devise coping strategies.
  • The Psychology of Healthy Eating: In this lecture and interactive discussion, Dr Avena presents the psychological principles (emotional, social and cognitive) that underlie eating behavior and how psychology can easily (and often without us knowing) lead us to eat in ways that are unhealthy. An understanding of this process will allow attendees and their organizations to avoid unhealthy eating patterns and make sensible food choices.

Parenting Keynotes

These services are designed for parents and would-be parents, schools (K-8 or high schools), teachers and parenting organizations.
  • The first 1000 days of life: We know that what baby is exposed to in the womb and at a young age can have long-term effects on their health, but did you also know that the foods baby is exposed to can also have an impact on their health and food preferences later on? This invaluable lecture helps unravel the genesis of unhealthy eating among children and adults. The first 1000 days of life (from conception through Age 2) is a critical time frame in which development and growth occurs. Dr. Avena explains the science behind how foods consumed during pregnancy can have long terms effects on the baby, and how exposure to certain types of foods early in life can help entrain health eating behaviors for later on.

How do we get started?

To schedule an initial discussion to explore your needs, please contact Dr Avena via eMail or Phone:

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Wellness Programs

A series of lectures and seminars designed to instill healthy eating habits in your school or organization.