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April 16, 2020

Purdue Extension shares free online program on childhood obesity

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue Extension will offer the “I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IMIL)” webinar series. IMIL is a research-based program for child care professionals and guardians to learn how to prevent or reduce obesity in children age 5 and younger. The webinar series shares how to increase physical activity, improve planned child movement activities and promote healthy food choices.

The schedule is as follows:

  • April 22 – Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity with Meagan Brothers, Vanderburgh County Extension director.
  • April 29 – Nutrition with Allison Hillis, Howard County Purdue Extension educator – health and human sciences.
  • May 6 – Staff Wellness and Engaging Staff with Kelsie Muller, Benton County Extension director.
  • May 13 – Resources and Enhancements with Meagan Brothers, Vanderburgh County Extension director.

Listen to the series at 1-2 p.m. EDT every Wednesday here. Participants also can call in at 312-626-6799 and enter the meeting ID: 195 167 124. Training certificates will be issued after the completion of each session.

Writer: Abby Leeds, 

Source: Barbara Beaulieu, 765-494-2959, 

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