Healthy kids the focus of symposium
School districts in the Roaring Fork Valley are co-sponsoring a symposium Saturday to address various issues related to children’s health.The Aspen Center for Integrative Health has assembled a wide list of speakers to address different aspects of the subject, promising in the symposium’s title “100 Ways to Help our Children.”Topics will include nutrition, diet and exercise, mind/body therapies, learning, and behavioral disorders.Keynote speakers include Dr. James O. Hill of the University of Colorado, one of America’s foremost experts in weight management. A second keynote speaker, Dr. Linda Pfiffner, professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, will address attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, disruptive behavior problems and other learning and emotional problems. Workshops and panels by experts in the fields of bullying prevention, television and the media, communication, learning disabilities and conflict resolution are also planned. General admission for the symposium is $100 per person, which includes lunch. VIP tickets are $350 and include dinner and reception with the speakers on Friday. Some 250 general admission scholarship tickets have been made available through selected school districts in Colorado. Discounted room rates from $50 a night are available from the Mountain Chalet and the Aspen Mountain Lodge.The symposium will be presented in association with the Aspen School District, Roaring Fork School District RE-1, Garfield School District RE-2 and Summit RE-1 School District. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at The Aspen Institute and Harris Concert Hall in Aspen. To register for the symposium, contact Jennifer Brennan at Colorado Mountain College at 925-3757, extension 2413.Eben Harrell’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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