Sharon E. Hawks, the owner and director of the Nutrition and Diabetes Education Center, is a highly trained wellness coach who has over 20 years of experience in the area of diabetes management, women’s health, minority health, heart disease, sports nutrition, weight management and wellness consulting. Her knowledge and widespread experience allows her to work on a variety of health and wellness projects with ease.
The Nutrition and Diabetes Education Center, under the direction of Sharon Hawks, is well capable of providing the scope of service you require for your organization. Allow us to bring our specialized method of nutrition counseling to work for you. From groups to seminars to individual sessions, we can make your work site healthier and happier. The Nutrition and Diabetes Education Center can provide all the necessary requirements to ensure that the health and wellness program for your organization is a success. What makes this facility different than others is that we can customize the health and wellness needs of your organization to fit the needs of the staff. Our facilitators are not only well educated on the latest health issues, but they provide the instruction in a way that is easy to grasp and their engaging presentations leaves the participants wanting more.
Companies typically spend approximately 95% of their health benefit expenses on only 15% of its employees. Research shows that this unbalanced spending insures a greater increase in health care premiums each year. Companies can significantly reduce their annual health care premiums by using a greater portion of their health care dollars to preventative wellness promotion for their employees. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that 70% of the costs of health care can be prevented with diet, physical activity and lifestyle choices, like not smoking. Lifestyle interventions, like diet and exercise, are the least expensive and most effective method to treat chronic disease and save money for both the employee and employer. Employee wellness programs are an investment in your company’s greatest resource – your employees! Research has shown that the benefits for employees after participating in these programs included:
The Nutrition and Diabetes Education Center provides consulting dietitians and health educators who have extensive training and experience in health and wellness. We provide expertise in medical nutrition therapy and health education to individuals, institutions, business and the media. Our widespread knowledge and experience allows us the ability to work on a variety of nutrition projects with ease. Our health professionals have formal training in cultural diversity which allows us to work with individuals and groups from numerous cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We pride ourselves on the ability to create or tailor presentations specific to your needs. The wellness programs we offer your employees are infused with passion, motivation and excitement.
Worksite Wellness On-site Options:
Health and Wellness Workshops – These workshops will cover an array of topics which will address the latest information in the areas of health, wellness, disease prevention and balance living.
On-Site Nutrition Coaching – A 30-60 minute on-site consultation with a registered dietitian who will work with employees to create a personalized nutrition plan. The plan will be based on the individual’s health and diet concerns, food preferences and behavior goals.
Cafeteria Tours – A dietitian will take small groups of employees around the cafeteria to discuss how to identify and choose healthy options.
Weight Loss Competitions (Biggest Loser) – We will create a customized 8-12 week weight loss challenge for your employees. Included in the competition will be weekly or monthly seminars, weekly weigh-ins, body fat percent and BMI measurements, and regular emails encouraging realistic weight loss.
Lunch and Learn Programs – We provide 45-60 minute long interactive workshops on a variety of nutrition topics. Pick from the topics listed, or let us know if you have a topic in mind that’s not listed.
Seminar Series – Series include one to three hour long workshops concentrated on a single health topic. Choose from one of our series or let us to create one that better meets your needs.
Monthly Newsletters – We can send copies of our monthly newsletters and emails out to all employees as well as create periodic emails on various health topics
On-site Health Screenings: periodic screening can be conducted to include cholesterol and diabetes screening, body composition testing, computerized diet analysis and blood pressure testing.
Health Fairs – This half or full day event will provide screenings: blood glucose, blood pressure, body fat analysis, body mass index and weight. Mini seminars will allow participation in cooking demos, life skills awareness (first aid and CPR) classes, health education sessions and fitness demonstrations.
Cooking Demonstrations – The best way to learn is by doing – and meal preparation is no exception. Multiple recipes can be prepared with volunteers. The audience will get to taste the food, learn culinary skills, and take home recipes.
Making the Right Choices – our 6-8 week program for weight management or just learning what to eat for optimal health and how to do it. Participants can receive a body composition analysis, individualized nutrition plan and will receive program workbook and food journals with weekly personalized feedback.
Fitness Classes and Exercise Seminars: Certified fitness instructors and/or exercise physiologist will conduct periodic fitness classes for employees. These experts can conduct classes on the latest fitness trends and provide instruction on proper techniques.
Sharon’s varied background and skills in worksite wellness, public speaking, health coaching, fitness and everything nutrition and diabetes related, has allowed her to partner with a diverse group of organizations. Take a look at some of the clients and audiences she has presented workshops, lectures, full day seminars and worksite wellness programs to over the years:
For more information on what the Nutrition and Diabetes Education Center can provide for your organization, please call us at 301-805-8292. We look forward to meeting your company’s unique health and wellness needs.
Sharon has the ability to cut through the maze of confusing health lingo and make the information clear and practical for her audience by combining humor, real life experience, and common sense. Her presentations are always upbeat and lively with a hint of southern charm which keeps the participants engaged from start to finish. If you’re looking for a dynamic speaker and wellness expert to deliver your health message, Sharon is a great choice. She’ll make nutrition and wellness understandable, realistic and practical for everyday people.
The following are sample talks Sharon has conducted over the years for community groups, churches, corporations, professional organizations, government agencies and universities. Do you need a one hour “lunch and learn,” 3 hour seminar, webinar or maybe a full day workshop? Whatever your vision is, she is a master at putting together everything you need in one package. Choose one of these topics, or let Sharon customize parts from different topics to create the perfect presentation for your organization.