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Voices of September 11th will hold its second speaker series event at its New Brunswick office on Tuesday, February 19th. Nationally recognized nutrition and fitness expert, Erin Palinski, will speak on "Managing Stress to Improve Health & Wellness." She will teach breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, and dietary changes that can reduce stress and improve energy levels.


Stress is a normal physical response to events that can make a person feel threatened or upset their balance in some way. But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to health, mood, productivity, relationships, and quality of life. Chronic stress can negatively impact a person's life in many ways, from weight gain, to reduced energy levels, and even an increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.


Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN, CPT, is a nationally recognized nutrition and fitness expert and author of the newly released "Belly Fat Diet for Dummies" (Wiley) well as the "Healthy 'n Fit Pediatric Weight Management Program" and the "Healthy Resolutions Weight Management Program." She has contributed her expertise to national media outlets such as the CBS Early Show, The Doctors, ABC News, CBS News, News 12, Fox News, Fitness Magazine, Consumer Reports, Chicago Tribune, and Prevention Magazine. She runs a private practice with offices in Bergen County and Sussex County, NJ and frequently serves as a media spokesperson, nutrition consultant, and speaker. Erin is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer, and Certified Diabetes Educator who currently serves on the Dietetic Advisory Board for the College of Saint Elizabeth and has been appointed to the Advisory Board as the Nutrition and Obesity Expert. She is also a contributing expert and writer for and a featured expert on the upcoming cable TV show, KnowMoreTV.


Voices of September 11th is nationally recognized for its work with the 9/11 community to provide long-term support services that promote resiliency. Since its inception in 2002, Voices of September 11th has established expertise in providing support services to victims' families, rescue workers and survivors. Today, its work includes a program assisting the World Trade Center Health Program in informing 9/11 rescue and recovery workers, and other survivors, about their potential eligibility for health care benefits to address their 9/11-related medical and mental health issues. Voices of September 11th has offices in New Canaan, CT and New Brunswick, NJ. 


The speaker series events are held at the Voices of September office located at 84 Albany Street in New Brunswick. The program is free, but reservations are requested. To register, call Michelle Doherty at 203-966-3911 or email For information about all the 2013 Speaker Series events, visit the website,

Submitted By:
Susan Dahill

Communications Director
Voices of September 11th
161 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT 06840