Donald Payne

Health and Wellness Coach Week Kicks Off

Payne introduced the Health and Wellness Coach Resolution on Dec. 3. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Health and Wellness Coach Week began on Capitol Hill on Monday, which supports and promotes health coaching.  

The first event was a briefing, “Turning New Year’s Resolutions Into Lasting Positive Change,” sponsored by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. The other main event is a cooking demonstration on Friday featuring nutritionist Holli Thompson. Social media campaigns will also occur throughout the week. “Now more than ever, we need to recognize the contributions of health and wellness coaches and lend them support as they continue to inspire positive behavior changes that will dramatically lower our nation’s health care costs,” Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., said in a statement.