Colorado State University’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the Center for Family and Couple Therapy will host a free community seminar, "Fostering Healthy Lifestyles for Children," on April 5.
The workshop, open to the public, runs from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in Room 113 Gifford Building on campus. Free parking is available in the "A" lot west of the Gifford Building.
Art Campfeild, professor and head of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, will discuss how parents can apply basic principles related to food and physical activity to enhance children’s well being. Participants will gather practical suggestions for healthy behaviors that can be readily integrated into children’s daily routines.
Children are welcome to attend with their parents or they can participate in a program especially designed for their age group. The children’s program, "What is Good for Your Body," is for participants ages 3-6 and 7-11 and includes activities centered on eating healthy foods and the importance of exercise.
The spring Families at Five workshop series will conclude on May 3 with a lecture on "Helping Children Cope with Divorce and Remarriage" by Kevin P. Lyness, Human Development and Family Studies professor. The children’s program will center on "When Mom and Dad Divorce (or, My Family’s Changing)." The series will resume in the fall.
The Families at Five workshop series is sponsored by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the Center for Family and Couple Therapy within the College of Applied Human Sciences.
For more information, contact Jennifer Aberle at (970) 491-7452.