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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne County Michigan

HeartTalk Detroit on Healthy Eating and Childhood Obesity

An engaging webinar regarding healthy eating and childhood obesity will be presented in collaboration with The American Heart Association, Great Lakes Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and McLaren Health Care from 3 to 4:30 p.m., February 19. The interactive panel discussion will focus on creating healthy eating habits and understanding the potential effects of childhood obesity. Attendees will learn about healthy foods and cooking methods that will also appeal to kids, helping them understand that good food can also be good for us.

            Panelists include Maxcel Hardy, celebrity chef and owner of JEDs Detroit and COOP Detroit; Dr. Jamila Taylor, of Jack & Jill of America, Inc.; and Dr. Preston Thomas, primary care physician at McLaren Health Care. The moderator is Dr. Tara Scott, owner of the Foot & Heel Pain Institute of Michigan.

            Digital devices and junk food are easily accessible, and it’s easy to understand why childhood obesity has become an epidemic in America, further compounded where accessing fresh food and produce is a challenge. As a result, today’s generation of children may have a greater risk of experiencing long-term negative health consequences.


Admission is free. Register by Feb. 17 at