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Laura Bransfield

Owner, Summerfield Custom Wellness
BIO

Laura Greenhow is the founder of Summerfield Custom Wellness, a Wilmington-based nutrition firm counseling employees toward a shift in health-consciousness.She and her team facilitate programs wherein healthy choices begin to come  

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Health Care
Jun 1, 2018

Summer is the New Holidaze

We all know the scene.  Nov. 1 strikes, eggnog starts flowing and our social calendars start to fill with holiday parties. We make our favorite indulgent foods and eat the leftovers all week. ...

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Apr 23, 2018

When New Year’s Resolutions Slip to Spring

Remember Jan. 1?    You decided to trade in your pumpkin pie for chicken salad and your party dress for your sports bra. New Year’s Resolution Mode was engaged.   Researc ...

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Apr 11, 2018

Looking Back and Moving Forward

As with all other things, we believe that we need to know where we are, where we have come from and how we got here to know where we should go next.   Before we embark on another journey togeth ...

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Mar 12, 2018

National Nutrition Month: ‘Go Further with Food’

March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme is “Go Further with Food.”    On the national level, the campaign is focusing on the importance of making informed f ...

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Aug 15, 2017

Wellness Programs: Taking It Off Your Plate

Over the past several months, I've shared the foundational building blocks of creating successful corporate wellness programs. We've talked about: why you should care about corporate wellness; ...

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Aug 1, 2017

All Dietitians Are Not Created Equal

A lot of people aren’t completely sure about what a dietitian does. Some people think we are the food police. Some people think we are going to take away all of their cupcakes. Some people th ...

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Jul 21, 2017

Four Elements Of A Sustainable Wellness Program

Wellness programs are useless if they are unsustainable. People are well-equipped to yo-yo diet without the help of their employer. Your best hope for success in creating effective programs is to p ...

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Jul 14, 2017

The Wellness Feedback Loop

As with anything worth doing, analysis of success and failure is important. When it comes to improving your health, refining the process is key to landing on an approach that works for each individ ...

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Jun 30, 2017

My Vision: For You

Creating a company’s mission and vision statements is harder than you think. Encapsulating all you hope to instill in your patrons, all your wishes for them, and capturing that essence in one se ...

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Jun 6, 2017

Non-Broccoli Health Ponderings

I just got back on the grid. Over the weekend, I was at Camp Grounded, a four-day digital detox summer camp for adults. I first heard about Camp Grounded in summer 2015 through a friend’s Fac ...

Health Care
May 15, 2017

Wellness Programs: What Works?

The benefits of worksite wellness programs for employees and employers have been discussed over the past five articles. Are you ready to dive right in? Before you move forward, consider these quest ...

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May 1, 2017

Wellness Programs: Employer Benefits

Remember Sally? She’s our friend we met two months ago in “Wellness Programs at Work: Why Bother?” who, as a general rule, leads a sedentary lifestyle and eats take-out mindlessly mo ...

Health Care
Apr 17, 2017

Laying The Groundwork For Wellness Programs

Maybe your company has 70 employees with a mean employee age of 32, and the biggest health concern is migraine headaches or acid reflux.  Maybe your company has 300 employees with a mean age of 5 ...

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Apr 3, 2017

Dietitian Or Nutritionist?

Imagine having a nutrition concern like a digestive problem or a desire to lose weight. Or maybe you are a busy parent trying to juggle healthy eating for yourself and your family.  You’ ...

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Mar 17, 2017

April Fools' Resolutions

April 1 is like New Year’s Day revisited for dietitians. Come what may, every April brings an onslaught of people who suddenly realize that shorts and tank tops are just around the corner. So ...

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Mar 1, 2017

Wellness At Work: Why Bother?

Meet Sally. Sally eats breakfast in her car or at her desk when she gets to work …if she eats breakfast at all. She forgets to pack lunch most days, so she is at the mercy of food available ...

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