Public Speaking and Talks
with the Ingles Dietitian
Do you have a non-profit church, women's, business or professional group of at least 35 or more that needs an informative speaker? (Presentations are free as a community service by Ingles Markets but must be scheduled in advance.)
Leah is available to speak to your group** on a variety topics(see below) or can tailor a presentation for your group. Please Contact Leah: Lmcgrath@ingles-markets.com at least 30-60 days ahead. Scheduling is based on availability. Consideration for attendance and public speaking or presentations at in-person events will be based on CDC guidelines for events: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community/COVID19-events-gatherings-readiness-and-planning-tool.pdf
Otherwise virtual events through Zoom or similar platforms can be arranged.
"Making the Best Choices for Your Health and Budget in the Supermarket" ...Save money and improve your eating habits with these tips.
Nutrition Tips for Busy Parents - Nutrient know-how, making the best choices for your family for your budget and time in the supermarket.
Reading Food Labels - Serving size, grams, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals....understanding what's on the label.
What's New at Ingles – Take a look at the newest fads and trends in food.
Waste Less – How to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to cut down on Food Waste at home.
Making Better Choices to Maintain Healthy Weight - Learn how to make better choices to maintain a healthy weight.
Healthy Holiday Tips - tips for holiday meals and choices.
Specific for Disease or Products
Carbohydrate Counting in the Supermarket - Whether you have diabetes or are just calorie conscious you'll learn about carbohydrates and how many men/women should have and label reading.
Reduce your Risk of Osteoporosis - Calcium, vitamin D and exercise. How much do you need and where to get it.
How to Lower Your Blood Pressure with an Eating Plan - The DASH Diet.
A Shopping List for Heart Health - A virtual tour of the supermarket to find heart healthy items.
Do you need to be Gluten-Free? – Information on celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and the Low FODMAP diet
But I'm not a Dietitian... Teaching Patients and Clients about Healthy Eating - geared towards caregivers, nurses, nursing assistants and LPN's
Organic or Conventional and Food Labels - Which should you buy and why…what labels mean (or don’t mean) – which are merely marketing and which are based on facts.
Busting Supermarket Myths - A look at some of the myths vs facts about food and the supermarket
Food History vs Food Fiction - Was food really better in our great-grandmother's time? A look at our food past and food innovation
Out from behind the Desk and Into the Aisle... The role of the Dietitian in the Supermarket - How to transport nutrition lessons into a supermarket.
The role of a Supermarket Dietitian - My experience that led up to becoming a supermarket dietitian and what I do daily.
"Thank you so much for coming to UNCA and teaching our class about how to shop and what to eat! I really appreciate all of the valuable information you gave us." - Emily P. UNCA student
"Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation to our parents. Our parents had wonderful feedback about the meeting and told us they learned a lot of valuable information..." Karey D. McDowell County Head Start
"On behalf of the Anderson Area YMCA, I would like to thank you for your contribution to the Anderson Area Shrinkdown..." - Joe Drennon, CEO - Anderson Area YMCA
"Thank you so much for presenting your program at our meeting... It was so well received by all of our members, and I got many favorable comments..." - Barbara Land, Vice President - Immaculate Conception Women's Guild
"On behalf on the Appalachian Student Dietetic Association I would like to thank you for coming to Appalachian State University....You have opened the eyes of many of our students to the different career options in the field of nutrition." - Kim Atwood - Former ASDA President
"I would like to personally and sincerely thank you for your presentation... Your program was interesting and informative... it is a pleasure working with a "caring" corporation and such a dedicated dietitian." - S. Kaye Gilbert, MS, RD, LDN - Chief, Nutrition and Food Service - Department of Veterans Affairs, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center
** Talks are generally 30 minutes to 1 hour long.
Please e-mail (Lmcgrath@ingles-markets.com) to set up your talk and provide desired dates/times.