|Event nourishes women's bodies, souls|
Area women of all ages will learn about nourishing their bodies and souls during the second North Dakota Women’s Health Connection Saturday, Sept. 22, on the UND campus.
The free event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at the Memorial Union and will feature talks and demonstrations on nutrition, Tai Chi and health and spirituality, as well as door prizes and a healthy breakfast.
The morning will conclude with keynote speaker Donald Hensrud, a Mayo Clinic physician, UND alumnus, and Grand Forks native.
Hensrud is chair of the Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine and associate professor of preventive medicine and nutrition at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He has served as editor-in-chief for “Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight for EveryBody,” a comprehensive and sensible approach to healthy eating, “The Mayo Clinic Plan – 10 Essential Steps to a Better Body and Healthier Life,” and the award-winning “The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook.” He also was instrumental in developing the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Food Pyramid.
The first 300 registrants will receive a free gift bag. To pre-register online, visit http://www.med.und.nodak.edu/womenshealth/connection2007 or contact Susan Splichal at 777-3274 or email@example.com.
The North Dakota Women’s Health connection is organized by the North Dakota Women’s Health CORE located in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
“The National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health project has a focus on outreach and assisting women to become informed consumers and managers of their health and health care,” said Elizabeth Burns, director of the program and professor at the UND medical school. “We see this as an opportunity for women of the region to benefit from the program at UND.”
North Dakota Women’s Health CORE, a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health Region VIII Demonstration project, facilitates North Dakota Women’s Health Connection. Financial sponsors include the Region VIII Office on Women’s Health, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Altru Health System, and Dakota Medical Foundation.
-- Susan Splichal, coordinator, Womens Health CORE, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-3274