FWISD Staff Webinar

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Tuesday May 25, 2021 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CT

Join HSC expert’s Dr. Teresa Wagner and Deborah Gillespie as they present on the importance of Nutrition. Our HSC expert’s will present topic specific information, provide resources and allot time for live Q&A.

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Dr. Teresa Wagner graduated with a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center where she is an Assistant Professor in the School of Health Professions and Clinical Executive for Health Literacy at SaferCare Texas. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics
from Texas Christian University and Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Wagner is a registered and licensed dietitian and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is certified in public health and a certified community health worker instructor. As a clinician, she was recently certified in Lifestyle Medicine and Health Coaching. During Covid-19, Dr. Wagner has completed multiple media segments, webinars and blog posts addressing nutrition for population health as well as personal wellness while practicing self-isolation.
She has received both the Media Award and Distinguished Scientist Award from the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In her role at SaferCare Texas, she has established a multistakeholder health literacy collaborative with the DFW Hospital Council Foundation and testified on health literacy legislation in Texas. Her testimony helped place health literacy into the State Health Plan. Recently, she developed the health literacy policy resolution for the Texas Public Health
Association. She has delivered multiple programs, speaking engagements and trainings on health literacy issues. Currently, she teaches Health Literacy & Communication in the Lifestyle Health Sciences Program. As a result of her work locally, regionally & nationally, she received the 2018 Texas Health Literacy Hero Award as well as the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award from Texas Christian University.

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Deborah Gillespie is one of the first American Board of Lifestyle Medicine certified registered and licensed dietitians with over 20 years of experience across a broad spectrum of dietetics including clinical, oncology and cardiovascular research, renal, health promotion and public health education. She served as the Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Health for the past five years and has been a leader in providing nutrition, culinary and lifestyle medicine, and emotional intelligence education at UNTHSC.