The IDEA World Nutrition and Behavior Change Summit was founded on the notion that information is important, but it’s less effective without the ability to help clients adapt it to their lives. Now, in its 4th year, the summit has become one of the most popular segments of IDEA World, with 2 full days of education and experiences featuring some of the top nutrition and behavior change experts.

There are many reasons to make sure the summit is on your agenda this year. Here is a sneak peek of what a few of our featured speakers have planned for their sessions:

“We’ve all worked with clients who seem motivated but fail to meet their goals,” says Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, and founder of Nutrition Over Easy. “In my experience, the lack of information is rarely the problem.”

The “Nutrition Diva” will give attendees of her session, “Bridging the Gap Between Good Intentions and Meaningful Nutrition Change,” the inside scoop on the real roadblocks that prevent change.

“As coaches, it’s not enough to give someone the information; we have to help them identify and overcome the barriers that are keeping them from acting on their good intentions,” Reinagel says. “Those barriers may be logistical, cultural, psychological, emotional, financial.”

Michelle Alencar, PhD, associate professor in the department of kinesiology-fitness at California State University, Long Beach, believes that behavior change is enhanced by what she calls mobile health (mHealth) or telehealth.

“While fitness applications may be hot now, the future for Health lies in telehealth, or remote monitoring and virtual consultations,” says the professor and researcher. “Never before have we been able to truly have connected care of professionals from all angles of health and telehealth provides the solution.”

Alencar will get attendees up to speed on this latest innovation and explain how it offers fit pros an opportunity to upgrade their services.

“We will dive into the future of telehealth and how fitness and wellness pros can stay ahead of the curve,” she says. “Fortunately, telehealth offers numerous perks to our industry which, at first can be scary, but which will ultimately deliver outcomes, client sustainability, and facilitate connected value-based care.”

Reinagel and Alencar will be joined by a robust lineup of presenters who will speak on subjects like health and nutrition coaching, new nutrition research, inflammation, neuroscience and more. Precision Nutrition’s John Berardi, PhD, will emcee this IDEA World exclusive event.

Discover how your life, career and clients can be transformed. Join us June 28–29 in Anaheim for two days immersed in learning. Learn more on our website.

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