News Tip: Experts Available to Provide Holiday Health Tips

Topics include modifying holiday foods to make them healthier, planning healthy meals

Experts from the Duke Diet & Fitness Center and Duke Obesity Prevention Program are available for interviews about healthy habits and weight management throughout the holiday season and beyond. Topics they can discuss include modifying holiday foods to make them healthier, planning healthy meals, managing stress and stress-related eating around the holidays and setting New Year's weight-loss goals.Dr. Ronald ShaSha is medical director of the Duke Diet & Fitness Center. He specializes in the treatment and prevention of obesity-related chronic diseases, including diabetes and other metabolic disorders, and works with his patients to help them safely lose weight. http://www.dukehealth.org/physicians/ronald_s_shaElisabetta PolitiPoliti is nutrition director of the Duke Diet & Fitness Center. A certified diabetes educator, she is an expert on the prevention of chronic diseases through diet and weight management. http://www.dukehealth.org/services/diet_and_fitness/providers/index/#PolitiGary BennettProfessor of psychology, global health and medicine, Duke Universitygary.bennett@duke.edu  http://garybennett.info/http://www.dukeobesity.org/Twitter: @drgarybennettBennett, a clinical health psychologist, is an expert on obesity, weight loss and physical activity. He recently published a study on how preventing weight gain could reduce the odds of developing a host of health problems: http://today.duke.edu/2013/08/bennettobesityDori SteinbergPost-doctoral associate with the Duke Obesity Prevention Program, Duke University dori.steinberg@duke.edu http://globalhealth.duke.edu/media/news/meet-postdoctoral-associate-dori... is a registered dietitian and obesity researcher who can discuss weight loss, diet and physical activity. She recently published studies about the benefits of using text-messaging to track diet and exercise habits: http://today.duke.edu/2013/11/textingweightloss; and daily weighing for weight loss: https://globalhealth.duke.edu/media/news/daily-self-weighing-helps-study....                               _        _        _        _Duke experts on a variety of other topics can be found at http://newsoffice.duke.edu/resources-media/faculty-experts.