Symposium Session: Namaste for Nutrition
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4060, 6000, 7070, 7120; Level 2
Performance Indicators: 3.2.3, 8.2.4, 8.3.7, 11.1.5
Yoga may be an ancient practice, but it’s more popular today than ever before. In fact, a survey from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association says that more than 24 million Americans practiced yoga in 2013, up from 17 million in 2008. The question is, what’s driving this growth, and should dietitians be capitalizing on this mind-body trend? In this session, we will examine the science behind the benefits of practicing yoga, explore how incorporating yoga into your nutrition practice can add inherent value, and how to seamlessly integrate the two disciplines into your brand and business.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Examine the health benefits of having a regular yoga practice.
- Demonstrate how training in yoga can add value to a career in nutrition.
- Identify at least three examples of businesses that seamlessly integrate nutrition and yoga.
Kara Lydon, RD, LDN, RYT
- 1.50 CDR