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KU presentation offers tools for families to achieve healthy balance

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Kansas University is offering a class for families who are looking to improve their health. “The Price is Too High: Balancing Children’s Nutrition,” will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 in Spooner Hall. Attendees will be able to explore healthier choices and lifestyles by visiting multiple stations with hands-on activities. Some of the activities include identifying healthier choices in fast foods, learning to calculate target heart rate, comparing serving sizes and sampling healthier snack options from the Community Mercantile. The class is free and open to the public. “The Price is Too High” is organized by Ric Steele, a professor of applied behavioral science whose research centers on physical and mental health in children, adolescents and families. According to Steele, the most current estimates show that more than 30 percent of children in the United States are overweight. For more information, contact Jessica Beeson at eliasb@ku.edu or visit www.clas.ku.edu/outreach/clasacts.

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