Educational Events

Nutrition in Parkinson's

Sea Palms Resort
515 N. Windward Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
10:00 am to 1:00 pm EST

A balanced diet is important for people with Parkinson's disease. Learn about foods that may help ease symptoms and support brain health in addition to understanding how some foods can affect the way Parkinson's medications work. The program will also address the latest information on the gut and brain connection with PD.

This program is open to people with Parkinson's, their family, friends and the community.


Matt Beke, MS, RDN, LDN
Clinical Dietician at Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health

Christine Cooper, MD
Movement Disorder Specialist at MUSC Health

Expert Panelists

Romaine Hanson, MS, RD
Clinical Dietician at Southeast Georgia Health System

Royce Laidler, M.A., CCC/SLP
Speech Pathologist at Southeast Georgia Health System

Hotel Information

Need a hotel in St. Simons Island? We have a discounted room block available at the Sea Palms Resort. To complete your reservation, please click here. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

COVID SAFETY: The health and safety of our participants, sponsors, volunteers and staff are our top priority. We continue to monitor CDC recommendations and will adhere to state and local COVID guidelines in place on the event day. Adjustments will be made if necessary.

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