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  Brownbag Lectures: "Feeding Their Bodies, Their Minds, Their Souls"   

Brownbag Lectures: "Feeding Their Bodies, Their Minds, Their Souls"

  • Location: ISM Research & Collections Center, Springfield
  • Date: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Kemia Sarraf, M.D., M.P.H., genHkids Founder & President

True preventive medicine begins in our day-to-day living!  Every choice we make regarding nutrition and activity impacts our health and the health of our families.  In these hurried and harried times, it has become increasingly easy to forget that we still have choices, and that those choices are ultimately matters of priority, habit and skill acquisition.

Without their health, this generation of children will be lost.  Poor nutrition and physical inactivity are critical health issues which lead to a host of medical issues, the most serious of which are diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and musculoskeletal disorders.   Our most socially and economically vulnerable children are also our most at-risk with regards to their health.  Our social safety net must address and protect not only their immediate physical safety, but also their long-term health and well-being.

The barriers, both real and perceived, are formidable.  Time constraints, financial considerations, intergenerational habits, and dearth of skills can seem insurmountable obstacles.  They are not.  One child at a time, one family at a time, one school at a time, one community at a time, we can and must face down these challenges, adjust our priorities, and tell the truth:  these are our children, these are our communities, and it is our responsibility.

One of our Brownbag Lectures

Weekly lectures held at the Museum's Research and Collections Center. Lectures are usually held during lunchtime on Wednesday. The RCC is located at 1011 E. Ash Street in Springfield. Access to the building is from 10 ½ Street (between Ash and Laurel Streets), where there is ample visitor parking in the west parking lot. For more information, please call 217-785-0037. Brown Bag Lectures are free and open to the public.

Also, if you want to be informed of upcoming lectures by email, you can sign up for the brownbag announcement list

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