Springfield College Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Jennifer Fields assisted with providing nutritional advice during Senator Eric Lesser's annual Thrive After 55 Health and Wellness Fair.
This year's virtual event was broadcasted during WWLP's Mass Appeal, and featured several interviews and segments on mental health, nutrition, arts and culture, mindfulness, and movement to highlight resources traditionally presented during the in-person event at Springfield College.
Fields is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified sports nutritionist. She has extensive work as a trainer, strength coach, and nutritionist. Fields also has served a consultant for sports performance facilities and athletic teams, in which she provided nutrition counseling for high school and collegiate athletes. Her research interests involve athlete load monitoring to optimize sport performance, and nutrition interventions for athlete health, performance, and body composition. At Springfield College, Fields teaches undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses.
The program also featured live interviews with Lesser and a “Savvy Seniors” segment from Attorney General Maura Healey. “Savvy Seniors” provides information on how older adults can recognize and protect themselves from scams, financial fraud, and identity theft. Visit senatorlesser.com/thrive for more information.
Other participants included Alanna Flood and Patrick Berry, hosts of Mass Appeal; Michael Bobbitt, executive director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council; Sheila Magalhaes, master yoga instructor and owner of Heartsong Yoga in East Longmeadow; and John Roberson, vice president of Children and Families at the Center for Human Development.