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Health Institute focuses on children and teens, Oct. 29-30

October 28, 2003


Physical fitness, nutrition, tobacco use and sexuality are all areas of concern when it comes to the health of children and teens. Thats why they will take center stage as Austin Peays department of health and human performance hosts a Health Institute in the Morgan University Center.

The purpose is to bring together local teachers and health educators to look at health aspects of children and adolescents, says Dr. Marcy Maurer, associate professor of health and human performance.
October 28, 2003


Physical fitness, nutrition, tobacco use and sexuality are all areas of concern when it comes to the health of children and teens. That's why they will take center stage as Austin Peay's department of health and human performance hosts a Health Institute in the Morgan University Center.

“The purpose is to bring together local teachers and health educators to look at health aspects of children and adolescents,” says Dr. Marcy Maurer, associate professor of health and human performance.

Dr. Tony DeLucia, past chair of the American Lung Association and professor of surgery at East Tennessee State University, will share his thoughts on tobacco use at 1:15 p.m., Oct. 29.

Speakers also will include Connie Givens, director of coordinated school health (CSH) for the state Department of Education; Jerry Swaim, director of CSH education for the state Department of Education; Dr. Doug Winborn, assistant dean of the college of education and behavioral science at Middle Tennessee State University; Henry County CSH Coordinator Stephanie Winders and Stewart County CSH Coordinator Elaine Jackson.

APSU faculty who will speak at the conference include Drs. Sarah Adams and Omie Shepherd, both assistant professors of health and human performance, and Dr. Anne Black, associate professor of health and human performance.

The event is being funded with a grant from the Tennessee Department of Education. For more information, telephone Maurer at 6105.
—Rebecca Mackey