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Friday, December 21, 2012

Child nutrition, physical activity focus of seminar

The importance of physical activity and proper nutrition for preschool-aged children will be the focus of a seminar lead by a researcher in the Center for Family Resilience at Oklahoma State University – Tulsa.

Joseph Grzywacz, Ph.D., will present “Physical Activity and Dietary Beliefs and Behaviors of Latino Preschool-Aged Children in Farmworker Families” on Friday, Jan. 4 at 12:15 pm. in Dunlap Auditorium at OSU Center for Health Sciences, 1111 W. 17th Street.

Grzywacz, a professor in the OSU College of Human Sciences, is the Kaiser Family Endowed Chair in Family Risk and Resilience and director of the Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa.

During the seminar, Grzywacz will discuss his research on the barriers to children’s healthy diet and physical activity confronted by Latino-farmworker families. He will also discuss cultural beliefs about children’s diet and physical activity and examine the quality of food and exercise that children receive.  

The presentation is part of the seminar series sponsored by the OSU Center for Family Resilience, OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences.

The seminar is free and open to the public, with special emphasis on early childhood educators, dieticians and social workers. For more information about the seminar, contact Amanda Harrist, Ph.D., at amanda.harrist@okstate.edu.

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