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Children's Lecture Series Announced By Takoma
Takoma Regional Hospital has created a special lecture series on healthy lifestyles for children that they will present at the YMCA this summer.
Called “Kids Living Well,” the series will feature a wellness lecture targeting different age groups each month.
“ Tennessee is ranked number three in obesity in the United States and we’re in the middle of the ‘Diabetes Belt’ and among the worst states when it comes to physical activity,” Bob Kamieneski, Takoma’s wellness director, said. “Our only hope is in training the younger generation in making good decisions regarding their lifestyle choices, since most disease is lifestyle related.”
This pilot program is being offered to the “Adventure Camp” day-camp children at the YMCA, but will be offered to the public in the fall, Kamieneski said.
A lecture on “Filling Your Plate” will be presented June 17 for children ages 4-6 and on July 1 for children ages 7-8, and another lecture on “Liquid Candy and Junk Food” on Aug. 5 for children ages 9-12.
Kamieneski completed his bachelor’s degree in physical education at La Sierra University in La Sierra, Calif., his master’s degree in education from Boston University, and his doctorate in education from Brigham Young University with an emphasis on cardiac rehabilitation. He also has a certificate in Health Care Administration from the University of Tampa.
For the past 20-plus years, he has provided wellness education to employees and communities – first with Adventist Health System in Zephyrhills, Fla., and most recently at the University of Tennessee.
For more information on the lectures, please contact Kamieneski at 798-8414.
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