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Conference focusing on personal, community health

Mar 19, 2013

BURLINGTON — The Southeast Iowa Regional Coalition for Lifestyle Enhancement is sponsoring the seventh Healthy Lifestyles Conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 3 at the Comfort Suites in Burlington.

The day will feature speakers who will focus on health and obesity issues plus three breakout sessions to discuss other health areas of concern.

Zonya Foco, RD, CHFI, CSP, will be making a return engagement to the conference. She also spoke at the 2010 Healthy Lifestyles Conference. This year, Foco will be presenting twice, How to Make Nutrition Exciting, Fun and Inspiring and Conviction over Convenience: Staying Healthy in a Culture that’s ANYTHING BUT! Foco is an author, dietitian, TV host, and national speaker who teaches families across the country the hard facts of good nutrition.

Barbara Chamberlin, PhD, is the Extension instructional design and educational media specialist at New Mexico State University, where she develops educational games, interactive modules and other learning tools.

In Chamberlin’s presentation, “Pushing My Buttons: What the iPhone, Gaming, and Social Media Mean to Nutrition Education,” she’ll share several examples of the ways technology changes the way we approach our work, as well as her approach in developing tools for nutrition and health education.

Conference participants also will choose from three different break-out session topics: “Complete Streets – A Community Goal” by Mark Wyatt; “Spend Smart, Eat Smart” by Peggy Martin, RD, MS; and “School Lunches – Are they Healthy?” by Amanda Miller and Angela Mitchell.

The conference is for health professionals, school personnel, community leaders, and the general public. Registrations received before Monday are $75 per person; after Monday, registration is $95. The student registration fee is $25. There will be 0.6 Continuing Education Credits available for nurses through Southeastern Community College (provider number 24) on the day of the conference.

Registration includes lunch, beverage break, and conference materials.

For more information on the conference or to receive a registration brochure, contact Christine O’Brien at 319-753-0193 or at christine.obrien@caofseia.org. A brochure also can be downloaded at www.leecountyhd.org in the “Special Events” section.

The SIRCLE partners for the Healthy Lifestyles Conference are the Lee County Health Department, Community Action of Southeast Iowa, Iowa State University Extension, Great River Health Systems, Southeastern Community College, and Henry County Health Center.

 

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