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Lunch and Learn

The Cancer Awareness Task Force has been holding Lunch and Learn programs for County employees since 2009. These Lunch and Learns have been very well received and offer an opportunity to provide health education and outreach to employees. Close to 1,000 employees have attended the Suffolk County Cancer Awareness Task Force Lunch and Learn programs since 2009. The Cancer Awareness Task Force would like to offer our Lunch and Learn program as a template or model for other municipalities and businesses to use for education and outreach with their employees. A Lunch and Learn Tool Kit has been prepared, consisting of all the tools necessary to hold Lunch and Learn programs. The Lunch and Learn Tool Kit is comprised of the following:

  1. Lunch and Learn Brochure
    1. What is a Lunch and Learn Program?
    2. How do you start a Lunch and Learn Program in your workplace?
    3. List of topics
    4. Testimonials
    5. E-mail address and telephone number for further information
  2. List of potential speakers
  3. Sample posters and emails for advertising
  4. Evaluation form
  5. Testimonials

List of Topics and Speakers

*Please contact individual speaker to determine whether there is a fee charged

The Relationship of the Mind and Wellness

Fred Ford
Supervisor of the Appraisal Review Unit

Suffolk County Department of Environment and Energy
Division of Real Property, Acquisition and Management
H. Lee Dennison Building
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, New York 11788


(631) 853-5972

Healthy Eating

Bob DiBenedetto
Executive Director

HealthyPlanet and Healthy School Lunch
P.O. Box 163
Huntington, New York 11743


(631) 421-5591

How We Can Reduce the Use of Pesticides in Our Homes

Tamson Yeh
Turf and Land Management Specialist

Cornell Cooperative Extension
423 Griffing Avenue, Suite 100
Riverhead, New York 11901


(631) 727-7850, x240

Toxics in Consumer Products

Kate Winnebeck
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

New York State Pollution Prevention Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Slaughter 78-2000
111 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623


(585) 575-5390

Breast Cancer and Breast Health Awareness

Angelica Medina
Bilingual Outreach Coordinator
Naomi Cunningham

Adelphi NYS Breast Cancer Program
1 South Avenue, P.O. Box 701
Garden City, New York 11530


(516) 877-4331

(516) 877-4371

Children’s Environmental Health

Perry Sheffield

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Departments of Pediatric and Preventive Medicine
1 Gustave Levy Place
Box 1512
New York, N.Y. 10029


(212) 241-2265

Prostate Cancer Prevention

Jennifer Hill

Peconic Bay Medical Center
1300 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, N.Y. 11901


(631) 548-6446

Colorectal Screenings and Prevention

Brett Ruffo

Peconic Bay Medical Center
1300 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, N.Y. 11901


(631) 548-6446

Melanoma Awareness

Colette Coyne

Colette Coyne Melanoma Foundation
106 Campbell Street
New Hyde Park, N.Y. 11040


(516) 352-4227

Testimonials From Lunch And Learn Attendees

“Made me conscious of something I hadn't thought of.”

Attendee in Program

“These were valuable tools given. Thanks!”

Attendee in Program

“The presenter was very informative and enlightening!”

Attendee in Program

“This is very positive and healthy advice.”

Attendee in Program

“This was a great speaker, with valuable information.”

Attendee in Program

“It made me think about conducting a household inspection.”

Attendee in Program

“Lunch and Learns are a great benefit to us. We need to know how to be and stay healthy.”

Attendee in Program

“Everyone can use this motivational speech; thank you for your time and great wisdom.”

Attendee in Program

“I thought it was wonderful. Glad I came.” “The presenter was very knowledgeable.”

Attendee in Program

“Lots of great information. Thanks. Awareness is half the battle!”

Attendee in Program

“…this is a very important topic and you are doing very worthwhile work by offering these seminars. I truly appreciate how important it is to raise awareness and educate people about this disease. Again, a very sincere thank you for your good work.”

Attendee in Program

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901