Healthy Living for Life symposium March 13, 2010
The Sage Colleges and Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York present Healthy Living for Life Symposium March 13, 2010
This family day, targeting girls ages 12 to 18, features a series of speakers, presentations and opportunities to speak out on the issues of body image. The day also highlights the launch of a Healthy Media Images Contest: Voice of Girls; the chance to attend a production of MIRROR MIRROR at the Sage Performing Arts Center; campus tours and interactive discussions.
WHEN: Saturday, March 13, 2010, 9 a.m. 4 p.m., Free and open to the public
WHERE: Bush Memorial Center, Sage Colleges, Troy
WHO: Keynote speaker: Caitlin Crowl, professional plus-size model Kim Dever-Johnson, co-author of You Grow Girl!
Ann Hughes, FOX23 News anchor and Health Alert reporter
Lovey, PYX 106 Wakin Up with The Wolf show
Leigh Strimbeck, Sage Artist in Residence, MIRROR MIRROR director
Davia Temins, Girl Scouts USA National Board
WHY: The Girl Scout Research Institute has found that girls today are exposed to more than 4,000 hours of mass media (including television, magazines, newspapers, radio, the Internet and now social media) every year. Negative images in the media promote unrealistic expectations of the ideal thin and have contributed to the national and local crisis of childhood obesity and eating disorders.
The Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York are looking to energize girls and empower them to assume leadership roles as advocates for healthy lifestyles.