Citizen Academy: School’s Out – Health Living is IN!

Posted by on May 24, 2002

One in four school-aged children is overweight, making obesity the most common health problem. Did you catch the cover story for the Inquirer magazine from this Sunday’s paper? If not, fish it out from under your couch and read Marian Uhlman’s piece entitled “Eat Smart.” Then join Philadelphia Cares’ next Citizen Academy session: School’s Out- Healthy Living is IN! This session will be held on Monday June 17, 6:00-7:30pm, at the People’s Emergency Center in West Philly, featuring Denise Clayton, Deputy Director of Philadelphia Safe & Sound, Jen Rulf
and Danny Gerber, co-directors of The Urban Nutrition Initiative, and Zakiyyah Ali, the Nutrition Educator of the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank. A surprise fitness expert will inspire participants to do their part to encourage children to enjoy safe and fun physical activities.

To register for this free workshop, contact Janice at Philadelphia Cares 215-564-4544,

[ed note: The Urban Nutrition Initiative is a program administered by the University of Pennsylvania and began nine years ago (as the Turner Nutrition Awareness Project) as a service-learning project in the Department of Anthropology.]

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