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‘Science and Community’ Come Together for UH After School Health Expo, Health Fair and Symposium

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October 18, 2011-Houston-

Choosing to eat healthy is the beginning.  Finding healthy foods your family will eat is as big a challenge.  The University of Houston's "Science & Community: Ending Obesity Improving Health" program is bringing together nutrition, exercise and other health experts for an "After School Health Expo: Health Fair and Symposium."

The event, which is free and open to the public, is planned from 3 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the Rockwell Pavilion in the UH M.D. Anderson Library.

In addition to a discussion about healthy food that tastes good, participants will get a tour of the UH community garden, take part in a mini-health fair and speak to experts from The Robert Horry Center for Sports and Physical Rehabilitation, Nightclub Cardio, Juice Plus, Shine Dental, United Health Care, UH's Counseling and Psychological Services and others.  Additionally, the American Heart Association will have a coloring station for children.

"Science & Community" is a program of the UH Texas Obesity Research Center and partners with the community to identify and develop sustainable and innovative ways to combat and reverse the obesity epidemic.  The shared vision will lead to culturally relevant ways to address the serious problem of obesity.

For more information, visit http://grants.hhp.coe.uh.edu/undo/?page_id=267

WHAT: The UH Science & Community "After School Health Expo: Health Fair and Symposium"

WHEN: 3 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday,Oct. 18

WHERE:  Rockwell Pavilion, 2nd floor of the UH M.D. Anderson Library

For more information about UH visit the university's Newsroom at www.uh.edu/newsroom

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