In my work as a program leader at Wellspring Cancer Support Agency, I am developing a regular following. The members that attend my Nutrition Seminars attend all my seminars and just can’t seem to get enough. They tell me, “we like the way you explain things”.
They like that I can tell a story and they can get it. I’m a story teller at heart and by telling a story, I make a subject like “sugar and cancer” or “soy and phytoestrogens” or “how the lymphatic system works” come alive.
I’ve sat through enough boring speakers with overcrowded power points to know, it’s not just information that audiences are after, it’s an entertaining, engaging, motivating speaker and that’s always my goal when I get in front of an audience to present a nutrition seminar.
Popular Nutrition Seminar Topics
My Cancer Treatment is Finished… Now What?
A first person account of the fear and anxiety that plagued me after my treatment finished. I introduce The 3 Keys to Cancer Risk Reduction that allowed me to get out of fear and helplessness and take back control and take concrete steps to help reduce my risk. This nutrition seminar is very popular with an audience of cancer survivors and health professionals.
Hot Topics in Cancer Nutrition
This is by far my most popular nutrition seminars requested by health professionals. That’s because every nurse, dietitian, doctor, pharmacist and other allied health professionals get asked these questions every day. Does sugar feed cancer? Should I be using coconut oil? Does the alkaline diet cure cancer? Clients love this talk too – they always tell me “there is so much contradictory information on the internet, I just want to know what I can trust”. You will feel much more confident after this talk!
Most of us know what to do to improve our eating and loose weight. Why aren’t we doing it? Are those pesky cravings throwing you off and derailing your best efforts? What would it mean for you if you could drastically reducing your cravings? Give your will-power a rest and set yourself up to success with this new approach to healthy eating. This nutrition seminar is good for all audiences including general audiences, and cancer survivors, especially those looking to loose weight.
Nutrition for Lymphedema
After attending this nutrition seminar, you will understand what the lymphatic system is and the important job it does for your body. You will also appreciate the critical role the lymphatic system plays in your digestion. I will lay out the framework for the diet that I recommend for people with or at risk of lymphedema based on the research that I did for my book; The Complete Lymphedema Management and Nutrition Guide.
Popular Diets in the World of Cancer
Does the alkaline diet cure cancer? Is it better to juice my vegetables? Should I go keto? These are just some of the questions you will get answers to during this popular nutrition seminar.
You can customize this session by asking me to review your selection of popular cancer diets including ketogenic, raw vegan, juicing, Gerson therapy, Budwig protocol, paleo or gluten free.
Finding Credible Nutrition Information on the Internet
Do you think if you were shown two different websites on the same nutrition topic that you could choose which one was credible and which one wasn’t? It’s harder than you might think and audiences are shocked at what they discover in this nutrition seminar. I’ll give you to tools to become a discerning consumer and to protect yourself from hucksters and frauds. This is a great talk for general audiences including lunch & learns and health & wellness sessions.
Don’t see the nutrition seminar topic you’re after?
This is just a list of my most popular topics, I have other topics (Canada’s New Food Guide, Label Reading, Healthy Eating on the Go) and I can also developed a talk specific for your audience.
Need Financial Support? There are opportunities for sponsorship, let me know if you need to apply.
What the people who book Jean for their Nutrition Seminars say
I have had the opportunity to hear Jean LaMantia speak on numerous occasions; at conferences for patients and healthcare professionals and at Wellspring Cancer Support Centres presenting to patients and caregivers. Jean is a very engaging, professional and knowledgeable speaker that connects well with the audience members no matter their level of understanding of the subject matter. Jean is able to discuss the most recent evidence-based research and complex nutritional concerns of people living with cancer with simplicity and lucidity. Jean is a very caring, approachable and professional when presenting and has a vast knowledge and expertise in the area of nutrition and cancer related side effects. I would highly recommend Jean to present at any professional speaking engagements.
– Kate Smith, Manager of Physical and Functional Programs, Wellspring Cancer Support Centres
Jean presented at our annual Primary Care Registered Dietitian conference in the fall of 2017. Her material was based on scientific based research and to enhance that was her personal story and experience. Her talk was engaging and professional and she provided the opportunity for the audience to participate and ask questions. I would highly recommend Jean as a presenter at any professional speaking engagement!
– Lynn Augustino, Registered Dietitian and Conference Organizer
Jean has been to our GE Canada site to present to our staff on 2 occasions. Each presentation was so informative and interactive and the employees are asking to have her back again. Jean is knowledgeable, wonderful speaker and engages the audience in her presentations. I would highly recommend Jean to present to any setting on nutrition, cancer and other topics she has expertise in.
– Ruth Mckillip, RN/COHN(c) General Electric, Grid Solutions
Jean is an extremely knowledgeable, approachable healthprofessional who develops and delivers practical, hands-on programs that clients love!
– Joanne Bak, Registered Dietitian, Summerville Family Health Team
Upcoming Nutrition Seminars
Conversationaly: Thriving WITH Lymphedema, Trinity St Pauls Church, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto, The Sanctuary Main Floor. Saturday, Feb 1st, 1:30-3:30 pm. Limited seating so purchase your $10 ticket ahead.
Hot Topics in Cancer Nutrition Dietitian Central, Webinar, Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 at 4:00-5:00 pm ET. Pre-register on the Dietitian Central link for this webinar for registered dietitians.
Nutrition for Breast Cancer, Wellspring Downtown, Feb 20, 2020, 1:00-3:00 pm. This event is free for members. For registration and membership information contact Wellspring Downtown.
Nutrition Myths and Controversies, Wellspring Downtown, March 5, 2020, 1:00-3:00 pm. This event is free for members. For registration and membership information contact Wellspring Downtown.
I’m in talks with several organizations about speaking engagements in 2020 and beyond. Check back for regular updates.
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I would love to speak to your group. Please get in touch with the date of your event and the topic that you are after.
Nutrition Seminar Speaking Resume
Canadian Lymphedema Framework National Conference, Nutrition and Lymphedema Diet. , Toronto, ON, Nov 1, 2019
Winner, People’s Choice Award (CLF) Conference Poster Presentation, Toronto, ON, Nov 2, 2019
National Lymphedema Network (NLN) Conference, General Assembly, Establishing Nutrition Guidelines for the Management of Lymphedema, Talk, Boston, MA, Oct 28, 2019
Facebook Live, Lymphedema Sugar Busters Support Group, Nutrition for Lymphedema, Oct 11, 2019
Nutrition for Lymphedema, Ontario Lymphedema Association, Annual General Meeting, Toronto, ON, Sept 27, 2019
A Dietitians Primer on Lymphedema, Webinar for Dietitians of Canada, Oncology Network, Canadian National Event
Living Beyond Breast Cancer Annual Conference, Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Cancer, Philadelphia, PA
New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Annual Conference, My Cancer Treatment is Finished…Now What?, Syracuse, NY
Myeloma Support Group Annual Meeting, Super Healthy Foods, Oakville, ON
Markham Lymphatic Centre: Nutrition for Lymphedema, Markham, ON
Niagara Regions Dietitians Meeting, Dispelling Nutrition Myths in Oncology, St. Catharines, ON
Lung Cancer Canada National Conference: Super Healthy Foods and Cooking Demo, Toronto, ON
CAREpath Inc Oncology Nurses Day: My Cancer Treatment is Finished…Now What?, Mississauga, ON
Registered Dietitians in Family Health Teams Annual Conference: My Cancer Treatment is Finished…Now What? and Debunking Nutrition Myths in Oncology, Barrie, ON
Life After Breast Cancer Conference: My Cancer Treatment is Finished…Now What?, Hamilton, ON
RD’s In Pediatric Oncology Practice: Dispelling Nutrition Myths in Oncology, Orange County California
GI Cancer Allied Health Professionals Conference: Hot Topics in Cancer Nutrition, Hamilton, ON
Four-week Workshop, Cancer Survivors Take Back Control, HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre: Waterloo, ON
Hopespring Cancer Support Centre Fundraiser, Finding Credible Nutrition Information on the Internet, Waterloo, ON
Oncology Dietetic Practice Group, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dispelling Nutrition Myths in Oncology, Virtual Webinar
You can see that I travel all over Canada and the U.S. to speak. I would be happy to travel to your location to provide a talk. I am also conformable presenting webinars on virtual platforms.
P.S. For Media Requests and Appearances, or more information on how I can help with your next workshop or conference, please contact me.
Early morning for Live Eye with Jennifer Valentine on Breastfast Television, City TV
Breakfast TV in the studio with Dina Pugliese.
Preparing Curry Chickpea and Avocado Spread with Sonia Sache on Rogers Daytime Mississauga.
Want to Know More? Here’s the ‘Resume’ Stuff
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Nutrition, University of Guelph, 1990; Graduated with Honours
- Clinical Dietetic Internship, Toronto Western Hospital, 1991
- Published author, The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook, March 2012
- Program developer and leader at Wellspring Cancer Support Centres May 2011-present
- Certified Diabetes Educator, Canadian Diabetes Association, 1997-2012
- Certified Personal Trainer, Canadian Personal Trainer Network 2003
- Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, American Dietetic Association, 2004
- The College of Dietitians of Ontario
- Dietitians of Canada (DC)
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
- DC Oncology Network
- AND Oncology Dietetics Practice Group
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