February 23, 2011

Weight control focus of upcoming presentation

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- An upcoming workshop at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will focus on weight control.

“Losin’ It” is the presentation by Lynn Gill, nutrition coordinator at the Student Health Center’s Wellness Center. The free program is at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in the Student Health Center Auditorium. The program is open to the University community and the public.

Weight control is a common concern among college students and people of all ages. Gill will discuss the behavioral, environmental and genetic factors associated with weight gain. She will also offer practical tips to help with weight control along with recipes, meal ideas and snack suggestions.

The Student Health Center’s Wellness Center is hosting several workshops this spring. You can find the complete schedule on the Student Health Center website at www.shc.siuc.edu or on the Community Health Calendar at www.communityhealthcalendar.siuc.edu. Or, call 618/536-4441 for details about the workshops or the many services the Student Health Center and its Wellness Center offer.