Denice Ferko-Adams, MPH, RDN, LDN, FAND, president of Wellness Press, brings over 25 years of expertise to deliver services that get results. From creating and planning programs to delivering wellness services, Denice provides expertise to develop, market and implement food, nutrition and wellness services.
Denice excels at identifying ways to increase enrollment, retention and outcomes. Her expertise results in lifting the corporate "health" culture to a new level.
No workplace is too difficult. Her clients have included BMW of North America, Impact Health, Harley Davidson, Bethlehem Steel Corporations, Impact Health, Lehigh University, Mack Trucks, Harley Davidson, ACTS Retirement Communities, Medco and many others.
No project is too big or small. Denice is well-connected regionally and nationally with other providers. Whether you need a wellness speaker, program manager, food expert or food product marketing assistance, Denice can help you find the right providers for your project.
With an emphasis on preventing metabolic syndrome risk factors, Denice has extensive experience in developing and implementing effective weight, fitness, cafeteria, and health campaigns. Her programs have reached tens of thousands of employees. She enjoys working with chefs to develop improve restaurant and cafeteria choices and has provided large group (100+ attendees) cooking demonstrations. Through realistic lifestyle changes, Denice has helped many people prevent or better manage chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
More about Denice Ferko-Adams, MPH, RDN, LDN, FAND
Denice has a master of science in public health and is a licensed dietitian nutritionist in Pennsylvania. She was the first director of Villanova’s College of Nursing’s MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education, creating interdisciplinary weight management webinars and workshops. Denice was the first program manager for Health Starts in the Kitchen at Cedar Crest College, a unique grant-based initiative to provide nutrition education and cooking skills to the community.
Professional Service & Awards
Nationally recognized as a business leader, Denice served on the national Board of Directors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) (2013-2017) - over 75,000 members) and was selected as a Fellow in the Academy in 2015. From the Academy, she has received the prestigious 2012 Medallion Award and 2009 Excellence in Practice Award in Consultation and Business for her dedication to creating new career paths for registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) in corporate wellness. Since 2017, Denice serves as the Speaker/Media Chair for the Nutrition Entrepreneur’s dietetic practice group.
The Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (PAND) named Denice the 2018 Outstanding Dietitian of the Year.
Sample of Diverse Speaking Experience:
A nationally recognized speaker, Denice has presented for audiences up to 1,500 attendees, including:
Academy’s Food and Nutrition Conference & Exhibits (FNCE) – National Meetings
Past clients includes:
Air Products, BMW of North America, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Harley Davidson, Impact Health, Lehigh University, Lockheed Martin, Marywood University, Medco, and many others.
Note: Published article – Metabolic Risk Factor Reduction Through a Worksite Health Campaign. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 * http://ojphi.org * Vol.4, No. 2, 2012
Could you use the advice of someone with 30 years of experience in diverse worksite settings - someone who typically enrolled 20-30% of the employees and retains an average of 85% of them through the end of her programs? Denice loves helping people to improve their health. No matter what your project is, Denice also loves a challenge - contact her for real solutions.
Speaker & Writer
A nationally recognized speaker, Denice has trained other professionals including RNs, RDNs, MDs, NPs, and teachers on food and wellness topics. Denice was the first Director for Villanova's College of Nursing Center for Obesity Prevention and Education, teaching other professionals on the importance of communication with their patients. Her creative writing skills and presentation methods "stick" with you. She has helped many individuals, professionals as well as food and technology companies. Contact Denice today!
From creating delicious and healthful recipes and menus, to providing culinary events and training others to lead cooking demonstrations, Denice will enhance the value of your food services. Look for more information on her food blog .... coming soon!