|“Tips, Tricks & Treats” offers advice on nutrition and exercise
Ravenna, Ohio, Oct. 12, 2009 – If your kids come home from school and reach for junk food and the remote control, this one’s for you. Robinson Memorial Hospital is hosting a free program on Oct. 21 to help parents address the issues of childhood nutrition and activity. “Tips, Tricks & Treats for Healthier Families” is especially designed for parents of children who are at risk of being overweight. The program will include expert speakers and special activities for children including yoga and preparing healthy snacks.
“We’re encouraging families to attend together and think about what they can do to make their diets healthier and get more physical activity,” said Stephanie Montgomery, RD, LD. “We know that eating habits set in childhood are very hard to break and can have a huge impact on health as an adult.”
The free event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Palmstrom Community Room. Registration is required. Please call (330) 297-2576.
About Robinson Memorial Hospital
Located in Ravenna, Robinson Memorial Hospital is a 150-staffed-bed progressive hospital serving the residents of Portage County and surrounding communities. The second-largest employer in the county, Robinson Memorial Hospital includes an urgent care facility; surgery center; free-standing, comprehensive imaging facilities and a network of physician practices throughout Portage County. Robinson Memorial Hospital has been awarded the 2009 Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award by HealthGrades, placing the hospital in the top five percent of all hospitals in the country for overall clinical excellence. Robinson Memorial Hospital is recognized as one of the best places to work in Northeast Ohio by the Employers Resource Council and has been designated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet recognizes quality patient care and nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive. Robinson Memorial Hospital is an affiliate member of Summa Health System. For more information, visit www.robinsonmemorial.org.