Friday, April 6, 2018

Hilton Garden Inn, Okaloosa Island | 8:00am - 1:00pm



Arrival/Registration Open




Hormone Balance and Therapy in Women

M. Mitchell Silver, DO


Mindful Eating

Whitney Temple, RD, CNSC, LDN
Registered Dietician, Twin Cities Hospital


Medication Interactions

Frank Materese, BS Pharm., Pharm.D.
Director of Pharmacy, Twin Cities Hospital


Treatment Options for Heavy or Painful Periods: What’s New and Current?

Diana DeCotis-Smith, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Stephanie Caywood, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology




Turn the Radio Down so I Can See...and Other Mid-Life Observations

Karen Mills
Keynote Speaker




Check back soon for updated agenda information!

*Agenda is tentative and subject to change.

Mindful Eating

Whitney Temple, RD, CDE, LDN

Registered Dietician, Twin Cities Hospital

Whitney has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Texas at Austin where she also completed her dietetic internship. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator as well as having a Certification in Nutrition Support.

During her professional career, Whitney has had the opportunity to work in hospitals, long-term care and outpatient programs. She has extensive experience providing nutritional support to those who have undergone abdominal surgeries and those in an intensive care unit. Currently she is working as the Diabetes Education Coordinator where she maintains the ADA recognized Diabetes Self-Management Training program as well as the CDC-Recognized Diabetes Prevention Program.

Practicing dietetics for the past six years, Whitney has had the opportunity to work with a variety of patients to include, infants, pre-school and school age children as well as young adults, adults and geriatric populations. She is most passionate about diabetes prevention and education as well as helping people discover how good they can feel by living a healthy lifestyle.

Whitney's presentation, Mindful Eating, will elaborate the fact that making choices about food is an ever present part of daily life that have enormous health consequences for many people. Mindful eating techniques teach people how to observe feelings, behaviors, and experiences associated with eating and learn to disengage automatic and often unhealthy reactivity toward eating. Mindful eating can help one develop a more balanced relationship with themselves and with food. It has been shown to be a helpful skill for weight loss by counteracting mindless eating.