Preventing Childhood Obesity

The Sage Colleges and the Capital District YMCA: Preventing Childhood Obesity

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities!

The Sage Colleges in partnership with the Capital District YMCA created an educational program and panel presentation to address the complex issues associated with preventing childhood obesity. The panel, moderated by WNYT NewsChannel 13 meteorologist Tim Drawbridge, included experts from both Sage and the YMCA addressing nutrition, psychology, exercise and social aspects related to childhood obesity.

Panelists included:

  • Sonya Irish Hauser Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Nutrition, MS Program Director, The Sage Colleges
  • Kimberly Fredericks, Ph.D., MPA, RD, Assistant Professor of Management, Director of Health Services Administration Program, The Sage Colleges
  • Linda Crowley, MS, RD, CDN, Nutritionist, Capital District YMCA
  • Neeti Pathare, PT, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, The Sage Colleges

Obesity Panel Sage YMCA

Healthy Living Activities tables were hosted by The Sage Colleges and the YMCA. Activities and snacks were provided by the Honest Weight Food Co-op from their Ready, Set, Grow program.

This well attended event was free and open to the public.


Healthy Recipes for Healthy Living!

On June 5 and 19, 2010, students from The Sage Colleges' nutrition department offered free demonstrations, recipes and information for healthy eating at Honest Weight Food Co-op in Albany.

The event was free and open to the public.


Sage spreading the good news about good nutrition!

The Sage Colleges in Partnership with Price Chopper Offer

Healthy Summer Recipes for Kids!

Throughout June 2010, students and faculty from The Sage Colleges' nutrition department promoted healthy eating for children, as well as for their families, at various Price Chopper locations throughout the Capital Region. In addition to managing food demonstration tables and offering delicious healthy snacks, members of the Sage community also distributed information designed to promote healthy eating for kids.

Participating Price Chopper stores included:

Price Chopper, Hudson Valley Plaza, Troy
Price Chopper, Westgate Plaza, Albany
Price Chopper. Cooper Street, Glens Falls

These events were free and available to all.

Sage Professors Discuss Childhood Obesity on WNYT NewsChannel 13's Weekend Today