UC Focuses on America's Obsession with Weight
Published October 2003
The UC Just Community Initiative will turn its focus to
the growing problem of obesity and body image when it hosts its annual
fall program titled "Food, Fitness and Fads: Truth or Consequences"
Thursday, Oct. 16 at noon and 3 p.m.
Keynote speaker Ronda Gates, MS, RPh, CLC, a nationally
recognized health professional and graduate of the UC College of
Pharmacy, will focus on America's obsession with weight and how to
distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to maintaining a healthy
body and body image. This program is supported by the Office of the
Senior Vice President and Provost for Health Affairs and the MainStreet
Program at UC.
Two presentations have been scheduled. The first will
take place at noon in Room E-351 of the Medical Sciences Building on
Albert Sabin Way. At 3 p.m., Gates will present in Room 525 of the Old
Gates has acted as a consultant for Weight Watchers,
Walking and Fitness magazines, and is a spokeswoman for Speaking of
Women's Health Foundation. She is the author of five best-selling books
including "Smart Eating," and "Smart Women, Strong Bones." Gates'
company, LIFESTYLES, develops and delivers programs and products that
support a healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit www.rondagates.com.