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Childhood Obesity: An Alarming Epidemic’

Seminar Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Healthcare System and William Paterson University. St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, in partnership with the Center for Continuing and Professional Education at William Paterson University, invites you to the first seminar in the Spring 2012 “It’s All About the Kids” Children’s Health Series entitled ‘Children and Obesity: An Alarming Epidemic.’ The seminar will be presented by Michael Lamacchia, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, on Tuesday, March 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at William Paterson University, 1600 Valley Road, Wayne, New Jersey.


The American Academy of Pediatrics lists childhood obesity as one of the top five national children’s health issues in 2012. More than one third of children and teenagers are either overweight or obese, increasing their risk for heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as impacting their self-esteem, relationships with peers and school performance. Dr. Lamacchia will describe the impact of obesity on children’s immediate and long-term health and well-being, outline appropriate nutritional requirements for children of all ages, and discuss strategies and program models that promote healthy eating and physical activity.

There is a $20 charge for this workshop. You may pre-register for this seminar online at http://www.wpunj.eu/cpe . For more information, please call the William Paterson University Center for Continuing and Professional Education at 973.720.2354

St. Joseph's Healthcare System encompasses St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, an academic tertiary care state designated trauma center and three-time recipient of the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence, which includes St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, an acute care state designated children's hospital in Paterson, NJ; St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, a division of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, an acute care community hospital in Wayne, NJ; St. Vincent's Nursing Home, a long-term residential facility in Cedar Grove, NJ; and Visiting Health Services of NJ in Totowa, NJ. For more information regarding St. Joseph's broad spectrum of programs and services, visit www.StJosephsHealth.org  or call 877.757.SJHS (7547).

William Paterson University, one of the nine state colleges and universities in New Jersey, offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs through five colleges: Arts and Communication, Cotsakos College of Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Health. Located on 370 hilltop acres in Wayne, the University enrolls more than 11,500 students and provides housing for approximately 2,600 students. The institution’s 389 full-time faculty are highly distinguished and diverse scholars and teachers, many of whom are recipients of prestigious awards and grants from the Fulbright Program, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation.

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