Olympian Shannon Miller to Be Featured Speaker at 5th Annual First Coast Worksite Wellness Conference and Healthiest Companies Award Luncheon

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The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council will host its fifth annual conference on May 15 in Jacksonville. Olympic Gold Medal winner Shannon Miller will be among the featured speakers.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Steven Aldana is one of the nation's foremost experts on healthy living and worksite wellness.

The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council(FCWWC) and Humana present a day dedicated to wellness, featuring guest speaker and Olympic athlete Shannon Miller. More than 40 companies will be honored for their commitment to employee health and wellness at the largest annual Wellness Conference in Northeast Florida.

The 5th Annual First Coast Worksite Wellness Conference and Healthiest Awards Luncheon is on May 15, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Registration begins at 8am. The conference runs from 8:30am to 4pm. The event is an excellent opportunity to network with wellness leaders, CEOs, business owners, HR specialists, and physicians. Additionally, Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) will earn at least four continuing education credits.

The FCWWC will honor CEOs and their Wellness Leaders with coveted Bronze, Silver, and Gold Healthiest Companies Awards. This is the first year that a select few companies achieved Platinum wellness status. The FCWWC will also recognize the top Wellness Leader candidates and the winner of the 2013 Frank Barker Wellness Leader Award. The recipient will receive $10,000. Channel 4 News Anchor Rob Sweeting will emcee the Healthiest Awards Luncheon.

Wellness is an integral component of the North Florida Business community. Attendees will learn about evidence-based programs that increase employee engagement, productivity and overall employee well-being. The conference is an excellent learning environment for any size company looking to start or expand their wellness initiatives.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Steven Aldana is one of the nation's foremost experts on healthy living and worksite wellness. His books have sold more than one million copies and are used by more than 4,500 companies. His keynote will address the ability of good nutrition and regular exercise to prevent and reverse many chronic diseases.

The General Session Speaker is Shannon Miller, Founder of the Shannon Miller Foundation, Olympic Gold Medalist and best-selling author. Miller will share health and nutrition information.

The Conference will also include six breakout workshops presented by local and national experts:

Matt Jeffs, DPT, CEAS II, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Preventive Care Specialist Certified Rehab Ergonomist
Charles Bens, PhD, Healthy @ Work
Mike Brasher, Healthways Inc., Strategic Business Development, Employer and Government Markets
Rob Matthews, Humana, National Practice, Leader-Well-being & Productivity
Gwen Griggs, Health Designs, Growth Strategist
Shira Wilensky, Wellness Coalition America, VP of Clinical Operations
Dr. Joseph Sabato will also be on hand at the conference demonstrating “hands only” CPR in an exhibit entitled “Heroes: Learn to Save Lives at Work, Home and the Community”. A variety of sponsors and exhibitors will also share cutting-edge wellness resources.

The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to improve the health of the First Coast Community by sharing evidence-based resources and providing guidance through our member businesses.

For more information about the conference and the FCWWC, call 904.302.2732 or visit http://www.firstcoastwwc.org.

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