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Tuscarawas News Detail

Health Fair

Posted Apr. 16, 2013

More than 100 students from Kent State University at Tuscarawas will host an obesity-related Health Fair on April 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Founders Hall Student Union. The event is free and open to the public. 

The Health Fair will feature speeches by students from the Introduction to Communication class, as well as posters, displays and games from students in the Biological Structure and Function class.  Speech topics will include obesity and body image, obesity as it pertains to women and children, gender and cultural differences in the perception of obesity, causative and preventative roles of media and TV in the occurrence of obesity, and the connection between obesity and emotional disorders. The roles of diet and exercise in altering body weight will also be discussed.  The biology students will inform the public of the connection between obesity and a variety of diseases.

Students in the Kent State Tuscarawas nursing program will be available throughout the event to take heart rate and blood pressure, as well as to determine one's body mass index (BMI), a major indicator of obesity. Several members of the campus community will share their pathways to sustained weight loss through diet and exercise. A number of community groups will also be present at the Health Fair. These include representatives from Trinity Hospital's Fit for Life program, the Healthy Tusc Taskforce in conjunction with the New Philadelphia Health Department, and the Lion's Club, to name a few. Several local groups will also be on hand to inform attendees of exercise options in the area.

Media Contact:
Pam Patacca, 330.308.7473
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
April 16, 2013