**Orientations** Don't miss the opportunity to learn more about our health and weight management program at our free orientation sessions. We are located in the Indianapolis area! If you don't live near a site-we have a Remote Program. Contact us at info@hntindiana.com for more information. Visit our website to check available dates.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring into Action: 5 Ways to Be More Active

Tank top & swimsuit season is not as far away as you think! These longer, sunnier spring days are the perfect time to start fresh with a new fitness program. So shake off the winter lethargy, dust off those sneakers, and spring into action with these fun tips!

-       Go for a walk in the park

-       Go on a bike ride

-       Hit the Monon

-       Walk the canal

-       Plant flowers with your spouse, kids, or grandkids

           *Written by Karen Willey, Dietetic Intern, Purdue University

Monday, March 19, 2012

Operation Gratitude

In October 2011, we participating for the second time in the Operation Gratitude project "Treats for the Troops" or what dentists who participate call it "Operation Halloween Candy Buyback".  Here are the stats for the past 2 years:

In 2011, we contributed over 175 pounds of candy for the Troops.
In 2010, we contributed just over 125 pounds of candy for the Troops.

December of 2011 we received a thank you letter from Operation Gratitude, thanking us for our contributions.  With our donation they were able to send 100,000 full care packages to men and women overseas.  We will be sure to participate next year in a partnership with New Era Dental of Indianapolis for this great cause. 

Here are other ways to get involved:
1. Donate money: $15 is the total cost to send each package
2. Write letters
3. Crocheted or Hand-knitted scarves
4. Donate Beanie Babies-for the troops to give to children in the area they patrol
5. Recycle old cell phones & ink cartridges- call 877-744-3601 for more information
6. Send Easter & Halloween Candy or Girl Scout Cookies
7. Donate a vehicle www.carsforustroops.com
8. Buy or sell on ebay: sellers can donate 10-100% of proceeds to troops
9. Shop at www.cafepress.com/opgratitude store, every 3 items purchased sends a package
10. Check our websites: www.operationgratitude.com for more information or follow us on Facebook

Donations can be mailed to: Operation Gratitude, 16444 Refugio Road, Encino, CA 91436

At HNT, we appreciate the troops and what they are able to do for us and our country.  We will do whatever we can to assist Operation Gratitude & you should too!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

2012 Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Weight Management DPG Symposium, Las Vegas

We had a great time at the Weight Management DPG's 2012 Symposium in Las Vegas.  The conference featured some great presentations on: PCOS, Technology and Weight Loss, Metabolic Profiling, Sleep Apnea & Obesity, and many more.  Some strategies that were presented have already been implemented in our practice.  We are so lucky to be able to incorporate what the latest research shows for helping our patients lose weight in the most effective manner. 

Here are some pictures from our trip:

Dr. Len Kravitz presenting on Metabolic Profiling

Our booth in the exhibition hall featuring Denise Marecki, RD; Sheila Henson, RD, Hannah Schultz, CEO of HNT, Roxanne Standeford, RD

Lots of great interaction with motivated Registered Dietitians

Between sessions on the patio discussing the conference topics-enjoying the Las Vegas sunshine.

Sheila Henson, RD & Program Manager of HNT Indiana relaxing between sessions