October 16, 2007:- CalorieKing, the leading provider of online weight management tools, today announces that Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE has joined CalorieKing's Advisory Board. Ms. Campbell is Education Program Manager for Strategic Initiatives at Joslin Diabetes Center where she is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of diabetes clinical and education programs, education material development, and the development, testing and implementation of disease management applications. Ms. Campbell is a member of the Joslin Clinical Oversight Committee, which is responsible for the development and revision of Joslin's Clinical Guidelines.
"Amy's knowledge and experience will ensure that CalorieKing always has the most current information and insight about diabetes treatment and self-management and the latest research regarding nutrition and diabetes" said Keith McGuinness, president and CEO of CalorieKing. "Our common goal is to help consumers and healthcare providers understand the importance of eating healthfully and of managing their weight in order to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes, and improve diabetes management."
Ms. Campbell is actively involved in several external education initiatives — she is a reviewer for patient education materials for the American Association of Diabetes Educators; she recently reviewed the diabetes section in the new American Dietetic Association's Nutrition Care Manual; and is a member of the Joslin Clinic's Patient Education Materials Committee. She recently co-edited the second edition of The Joslin Guide to Diabetes, authored Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning and the forthcoming Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Weight & Wellness; and is a review editor for International Diabetes Monitor. Ms. Campbell also is a member of the editorial board of Walgreen's Diabetes & You.
Joslin Diabetes Center is the world's largest diabetes clinic, diabetes research center and provider of diabetes education. Founded in 1898, Joslin is an independent nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Joslin research is a team of over 300 people at the forefront of discovery aimed at preventing and curing diabetes. Joslin Clinic, affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, the nationwide network of Joslin Affiliated Programs, and the hundreds of Joslin educational programs offered each year for clinicians, researchers and patients, enable Joslin to develop, implement and share innovations that immeasurably improve the lives of people with diabetes. As a nonprofit, Joslin benefits from the generosity of donors in advancing its mission. For more information on Joslin, call 1-800-JOSLIN-1 or visit www.joslin.org.
CalorieKing is America's leading provider of calorie-centric education tools for food awareness and is best known for the perennially best-selling book, The Calorie King® Calorie, Fat & Carb Counter, authored by Allan Borushek, dietitian and the company's founder. CalorieKing's online weight management club includes CalorieKing University, a 12-week online course that leads members to understand how they are personally affected by calories-in and calories-out, an understanding that is essential to lifelong weight management. The continually updated CalorieKing food database of more than 50,000 generic, brand-name, and fast-food items, is searched free millions of times monthly by visitors to calorieking.com. The food database and other CalorieKing content and tools have set the bar for programs seeking to reconcile short-term weight loss to lifelong weight control. For more information call (619) 741-5295 or visit www.calorieking.com.