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Feb 21 2012

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Free workshop on childhood obesity slated

The Tyler Public Library and St. Paul Children’s Foundation are joining forces to offer a free continuing education workshop for child care workers, teachers and parents. “Early Childhood and Obesity: What can you do?” is set for Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m.–Noon in the Library’s Taylor Auditorium.

Valerie Smith, M.D., pediatrician and Jackie Erlandson, R. D. registered dietician, both on staff with St. Paul Children’s Foundation in Tyler, will lead the workshop which is Texas Child Care Licensing Agency approved for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education.

Dr. Smith and Erlandson will offer a factual and practical session on how teachers, child care workers and parents can nurture healthy habits in children and their families for the prevention of obesity.

Registration is required. Please register online, call (903) 593-7323 or email Events signup.

The free workshop is open to the public and will be held in the Library’s Taylor Auditorium, 201 S. College. For more information about the workshop or other Library programs click on www.tylerlibrary.com or call (903) 593-7323.


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