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June Lunch and Learn Focuses on Understanding Childhood Obesity

Matthew Gormley, MD
Family Practice, Pediatrician, Internal Medicine

McKenzie Health System is pleased to welcome Dr. Matthew Gormley, McKenzie Health System Pediatrician, to present “Childhood Obesity: What Every Parent & Grandparent Needs to Understand” at the June Lunch and Learn workshop, scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from Noon to 1 p.m., in the McKenzie Health System Dining Room. Lunch and Learn is a community education series held every third Wednesday of the month. The cost for the workshop is $5, and lunch is included in the price. Pre-registration is required by calling Nina Barnett at 810-648-6127.

“Many parents and grandparents ask themselves if childhood obesity is really a problem. After all, aren’t chubby toddlers often healthy as well as cute, and aren’t preteens often told they just have a ‘little baby fat’ before their adolescent growth spurt?” asks Louise Blasius, LMSW, LPC, Director of Human Services at McKenzie Health System. “All of us want to make sure our kids are well fed, so when does chubbiness and a little baby fat turn into obesity, and what should parents and grandparents understand about this very real health concern?”

“At June’s Lunch and Learn workshop, Dr. Gormley will be answering these questions and giving you tips on how to raise healthy, active kids who will turn into healthy, active adults,” continues Blasius.  “The workshop will be presented in a relaxed, personal atmosphere, and questions will be welcomed. In addition, all attendees will have a delicious meal. What a great way to spend a lunchtime!”

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