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Prevention from the White House

June 15, 2009

Many of us have heard that President Obama is health conscious. He not only eats his vegetables and exercises every day, but he advocates for others to do the same. How great is it that there's a health counselor in the White House?

In this article it states that any healthcare reform that Obama signs will most certainly call for nutrition counseling, obesity screenings and corporate wellness programs. He doesn't just want these health screenings for the work place, but also schools and underserved communities.

Obama is really pushing for clean living, prevention and education. This is where you, the health counselors of America come in. Where will you leave your mark? Will you work in your community, school, in a corporate wellness program, or will you take your knowledge straight to the White House?

What inspires you about the work that you do and who do you prefer to work with? The beauty of being a health counselor is that you get to find your niche. There are millions of people who need us and you have the luxury to choose which group fits with your health counseling style.

Many people change niches as they develop their skills. You may start out working with kids and decide that people in the corporate world will suit your style better. The good news is with Obama advocating for more nutrition counseling and corporate wellness programs you will have plenty of opportunities to spread your wings. The time for change is now.

About the author

Joshua Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.