Last night I had the immense pleasure of dining in Marina Del Ray with my friend Carol and her amazing colleague Natalie Ledwell from Mind Movies – a digital visualization tool that helps people focus in on their self-improvement goals.
Natalie has built a successful digital empire by trusting her gut (and her specialists team) and reaching for the stars. Very inspirational stuff! I can only hope a little of her wisdom rubbed off on me.
Much ‘food’ for thought, so no sleep for me last night! Churn churn churn and then the alarm went off…
And so this morning, as the sun rose, I was on a train speeding through the sprawling suburbs on my way to the LA Children’s Hospital. I am most grateful to dedicated Paediatric Endocrinologist, Dr Lynda Fisher, who generously arranged for me to showcase my program to a curious group of health professionals.
I was thrilled to be presenting to a full room of Endocrinologists, Dietitians, Nutritionists, Psychologists, Diabetes Educators and Interns. The response was overwhelmingly positive and I eagerly received their feedback.
There was robust debate about the ubiquitous 8700 kJs (2000 cal) adult intake value that has been created by the food industry to give relevance to their nutritional information. We all agreed there was room for some more accurate information for consumers regarding their food intake allowances. The Calibrate card game was able to deliver that in spades.
I appreciated the candidness of clinicians from the Obesity Clinic who wondered how the Calibrate and Energy In Energy Out games might go down with young people with eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. The discussion seemed to settle on the need for local sensitivity at the point of delivery to patients – just as it would be for Teachers delivering the program at school with overweight students in the audience. We agreed that, by sticking to the straight science throughout the program, it would be possible to save both their pride and their lives.
I was punching the air as dear Carol scooped me back up from the train station and ferried me off to see her friend Nitta Jingles, a former Principal and now CEO and Founder of Success Work College Preparatory Academy for boys in Long Beach. Nitta had a good look through the kit and shared her feedback and tips on how schools typically procure resources. Thanks for the pep talk about pricing Nitta, I’m on it!
Oh! And did I mention that our Metabolic Symphony Program WEBSITE HAS GONE LIVE!
All in all a brilliant day!