Workshops for the Parents of Obese Children - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/25/04

Workshops for the Parents of Obese Children

A concern voiced at a conference on Wednesday is echoed by Texas Tech researchers. All agree that for the first time in this country, children may not outlive their parents because childhood obesity has become such an epidemic, even at an early age.

"I think as early as infancy, we need to start looking at that, because two years of age all the way through adolescence we're seeing an epidemic in terms of obesity in children," says Dr. Carmen Roman-Shriver, Associate Professor of Nutrition at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Roman-Shriver says that Texas Tech is on a mission to save kids from obesity. They are doing this in part by offering classes to the community on healthy food and snacks, sharing recipes and good advice to parents on how to monitor food in a positive way.

If you'd like to join these parenting classes in preventing childhood obesity, registration is this Sunday at 4:00 at Southcrest Baptist Church. That's just east of the Wal-Mart on Quaker and Loop 289. Classes will begin September 19th and continue for six weeks at that time and location.

You can call Tyra Carter at (806) 742-3068 ext. 289 or click the link to the right tyra.carter@ttu.edu to send an e-mail.

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