FULTON, NY – Well-known Central New York Nutritionist and Entrepreneur Kelly Springer will serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Wellness at Work Conference to be held March 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at River Vista, 810 S. First St., Fulton.
Sponsored by the Oswego County Worksite Wellness Collaborative; which includes Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) IMPACT and Cancer Services Programs, Tobacco Free Network of CNY, Oswego Health, Oswego County Health Department, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Oswego YMCA, the Wellness at Work Conference will provide employers with the information and inspiration they need to able to create a healthy atmosphere at their workplace and establish a wellness program for their employees.
Springer, who holds a Master’s Degree in Health Education from SUNY Cortland is a registered dietician and is certified in adult weight management.
She has worked as a nutritionist and health educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County, Wegman’s Food Markets, Auburn Community Hospital, and Hillside Children’s Center.
Additionally Springer has served as a spokesperson for several national brand health food products and hosted health education segments on local television stations. In 2013 Springer expanded her reach as she launched “Kelly’s Choice,” a nutrition and health education and counseling company dedicated to educating individuals and clinicians.
Springer has conducted numerous presentations on the benefits of workplace wellness and will share her knowledge with Oswego County employers at OCO’s Wellness at Work Conference.
“I’m looking forward to being a part of the Wellness at Work Conference,” said Springer.
“It’s important for employers to realize the benefits that creating and encouraging a healthy environment at the workplace provides for them and their employees,” Springer added. “Research has proven that when employees are healthy, they are more productive, take less days off, and are generally happier. Additionally, health studies by Harvard University and RAND have proven that for every $1 spent on nutrition education, employers can potentially save $3.83. That’s a lot of reasons to encourage wellness at the workplace!”
“We are excited to have such a dynamic health professional as Kelly as our keynote speaker,” said Coordinator of Administrative Operations for OCO’s Health & Nutrition Department Inga Back. “Her knowledge of health and wellness will provide valuable information to all that attend.”
In addition to Springer the conference will also feature insights from area employers that currently have employee wellness programs in place at their workplace, and health and wellness professionals that will discuss available resources that may help employers implement their own wellness at work program; including $1,000 mini-grants available through OCO’s Population Health Improvement Program.
Admission is free and you may register online at https://oswegocountywellnessatwork.eventbrite.com.
For more information, contact Back at 315-592-0837 or [email protected]
A private, non-profit agency, OCO touches the lives of approximately 20,000 people each year through more than 50 programs operating in 100 locations throughout Oswego County.
The agency, which is a United Way of Greater Oswego County member, employs nearly 600 people and has more than 1,200 highly valued volunteers.
For more information, visit www.oco.org