CHICAGO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Field Trip Factory and Ahold USA announce 2011 Dietitian Summit keynote speaker Daphne Miller, M.D., a renowned author, educator and family practice physician based in San Francisco.
Dr. Miller will speak on the topic 'Food as the Common Thread Connecting Us All,' and lead an exploration of diets from around the world and the health benefits of each. The dialogue will continue with a discussion of how Dr. Miller's findings can be applied to consumer-facing initiatives and encourage healthy behavior in the aisles of America's grocery stores.
"We are thrilled that Dr. Miller will be lending her expertise to our Dietitian Summit," said Susan Singer, Field Trip Factory CEO. "Her ground-breaking research and practical approach to food and overall health will serve as an inspiration to us all."
"As a grocery retailer, we are excited to have Dr. Miller address the attendees about how food is the center of all that we do. Knowing what to purchase to feed your family is key and Dr. Miller's expertise can lead us in the right direction," said Shirley Axe, Ahold USA manager of health and wellness.
For over a decade, Dr. Miller's clinical work and writing have focused on the balance and interplay between nature, traditional healing and western medical interventions. Her book, The Jungle Effect (HarperCollins 2008) is a nutrition cookbook and travelogue, which chronicles her voyages to areas around the world that are still relatively free of modern chronic diseases.
The 2011 Dietitian Summit will focus on the local application of national and international health and wellness best practices. Twitter followers can interact with Summit attendees via @dietitiansummit.
ABOUT DAPHNE MILLER, M.D.
Daphne Miller, M.D. currently provides primary care for patients (ages 0 to 100+) at Wholefamilymd, an integrative family practice in San Francisco. Dr. Miller also contributes a column to the health section of the Washington Post. In addition, she teaches nutrition and integrative medicine at the University of California San Francisco and lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to food and health. Interviews and profiles featuring Dr. Miller have appeared in a wide variety of print and internet publications including Vogue, Health Magazine, O Magazine, Gourmet, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Rome's La Repubblica, Civileats.com, and Dr. Weil.com. She has appeared on Oprah radio, the Dr. Oz TV show, Michael Krasny's Forum and has lectured in such venues as the Commonwealth Club and the International Idea Festival.
ABOUT AHOLD USA
Ahold USA is part of Ahold, a Dutch-based international food retailing group that operates quality supermarkets in the United States and Europe. Ahold USA supports four divisions that operate nearly 750 supermarkets in 13 states and the District of Columbia. These divisions are Stop & Shop/NY Metro, Stop & Shop/New England, Giant Landover, and Giant Carlisle. In addition, Ahold USA operates Peapod, a leading online grocery shopping and delivery service.
ABOUT FIELD TRIP FACTORY
The industry leader for immersion learning since 1992, Field Trip Factory (FTF) has been creating meaningful learning experiences between businesses and communities through relevant, hands-on educational field trips for kids and seniors. With more than 30 trips offered in topics from environmental education to health and wellness, FTF field trips provide valuable, interactive life-skill lessons for all ages in an atmosphere of fun, which fosters best comprehension. Offered in 50 states, and underwritten by corporate sponsors, all FTF field trips not only meet learning standards, but are free as well. For more information or to schedule a trip, call (800) 987-6409, or go to www.fieldtripfactory.com.
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