Michelle introduced a community based education program called “Food For Thought” several years ago and has been invited to speak about her program within our community and in other communities. This year she is presenting a poster presentation entitled “Food for Thought: Epigenetics and Childhood Epidemics”. She is presenting this at the OT/PT/SLP Provincial Pediatric Update Symposium in Vancouver. Michelle has also been invited to be a speaker at the upcoming ECEBC conference this month. She is presenting a 2 hour lecture on changing health habits to address the increase in childhood problems like ADHD and anxiety. The presentation explores “how nature and nurture (genetic and epigenetics) can work together to turn on factors that change the trajectory of young lives”.
On a final note, Michelle has been working hard at organizing a conference happening in September at UBC entitled:
Resilience 2017: How to Thrive, Not Just Survive in the 21st Century:
This conference features presentations by several neurologists and specializing physicians including Dr. Derrick MacFabe, Physician/Neuromicrobiologist who is featured in David Suzuki’s film ‘The Autism Enigma’ and Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, Physician, Neurosurgeon, Neurologist and Nutritionist who has authored “Gut and Psychology Syndrome’ and ‘Put Your Heart in Your Mouth’.
We just wanted to let everyone know the amazing work being done by Michelle and the exciting ways she is contributing to the increasing the awareness of healthier lifestyle choices and just how much of a difference they can make in addressing the ever increasing beahvioural symptoms we are seeing amoung our children today.
Amazing work Michelle!