Health at Any Size Retreat
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Tue Aug 22 08:52:51 PDT 2000
I hope you all had nice summers and school's beginning is a positive
I just received this from Francie Berg, Editor of Healthy Weight Journal,
figured some of you might be interested.
Monika M. Woolsey, MS, RD
Here's info on our Women's Retreat at the Richardton Abbey (in western
North Dakota) Sept. 8-10, titled, "Celebrate Health at Every Size."
Below are: first the news release, and then the schedule, then a neat
little quotable. Please feel free to forward this to anyone you think
may be interested. Thanks, Francie
Fall retreat celebrates Health at Every Size
"Celebrate Health at Every Size," a weekend fall retreat for women of
the area served by the West River Regional Medical Center, will be
held at the Assumption Abbey in Richardton, Sept. 8-10. Keynote talks
will be "Adventures along the road to size acceptance," by Ellen
Parham, PhD, Professor and Coordinator of Dietetics and Nutrition,
Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, and "Health at any size it's
about you!" by Francie Berg, licensed nutritionist and editor of
Healthy Weight Journal, Hettinger.
Other speakers include Julie Garden-Robinson, N.D. State Extension
Nutrition Specialist, Fargo, Verona Lechler, Bismarck, and Dr. John
Joyce, Dr. Steve Kilwein , Phyllis Andress, HUGS facilitator, all of
Hettinger. In one session NDSU's Group Decision Center, a network of
22 linked computers, will enable an immediate and anonymous sharing of
ideas an "electronic democracy."
Time is allotted for relaxation, morning walks, ice breakers,
discussion, style show, singalong, and a wine-and-cheese party.
Health at Every Size in West River Country is a wellness program that
encompasses active living, healthful eating, emotional and spiritual
well-being, and positive family and social relationships. It is
spearheaded by the Health at Every Size Advisory Council and Task
Force of the West River Health Services and Adams County Extension
Service in the belief that a healthy community surrounds all its
people with consistent messages of caring, support, and positive
values. A health-centered approach, it encourages people to accept and
respect themselves and others, and to appreciate diversity.
Registration cost of $75 for the retreat covers the two night stay
and meals from dinner on Friday evening through breakfast Sunday.
The fall retreat committee members are Marilyn Hanson, chair, Phyllis
Andress, Sandy Erdmann, Judy Materna, Francie Berg and Colleen
Svingen. Information and registration forms are available in area
North and South Dakota County Extension offices and satellite clinics
of West River Regional Medical Center. Or call the Adams County
Extension Office (567-2735). Pre-registration deadline is Sept. 1.
Celebrate Health @ Every Size
Agenda for Fall 2000 Women s Retreat!
Friday September 8:
Mountain Time Zone
5:00 - 5:45 Registration, Schnell Hall
5:45 - 6:30 Dinner, Cafeteria Building
6:30 - 7:00 Icebreakers - Deb Theuer NDSU Parenting Resources (lower
level of cafeteria)
7:00 - 7:15 Welcome, Master of Ceremonies - Marilyn Hanson
7:15 - 8:15 Keynote Speaker - Francie Berg, Nutrition Author and
Health @ Any Size: It s About You!
8:15 - 9:00 Question and Answer Discussion Groups
9:00 - Wine/Cheese Party
Group sing-along led by Sandi Erdman
(late registration available at this time)
Saturday September 9:
7:00 - 7:45 Optional pre-breakfast walk
(Meet in the lobby of Schnell Hall)
7:45 - 8:15 Breakfast
8:15 - 9:00 Discussion Group Reports
9:00 - 10:00 Ellen Parham, PhD, RD, LCPC Professor and Coordinator of
Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Systems at Illinois University
Adventures Along the Road to Size Acceptance
10:00 - 10:30 Refreshment Break, Fun - Exercise, Relaxers - Deb
Concurrent Sessions: 10:30 - 11:45
1. Julie Garden- Robinson NDSU s Food and Nutrition Specialist
Listening to Your Body
2. Dr. Steve Kilwein, Podiatry, West River Health Services, Foot Care
for Healthy Living
3. NDSU s Group Decision Center 10:15 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00 Walking tour of the Abbey or free time
2:00 - 2:15 Short break
Concurrent Sessions: 2:15 - 3:30
1. Julie Garden-Robinson, Listening to Your Body
2. Ellen Parham, Self-Esteem and Size Acceptance Discussion
3. NDSU s Group Decision Center 2:00 - 3:30
3:30 - 4:00 Refreshment break
4:00 - 4:30 Dr. John Joyce, Family Practice, West River Health
Services, Physician Support
4:30 - 5:00 Phyllis Andress, Hugs
5:45 - 6:30 Dinner
6:45 - 7:30 Verona Lechler, NDSU Parenting Resources, Stress
7:30 - 8:00 Evaluations, Suggestions
Evening: Herbergers style show and relaxation
Sunday September 10:
7:00 Optional pre-breakfast walk
7:45 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:15 Inspirational Speaker TBA
9:15 - 9:30 Wrap-up
10:00Mass at the monastary, if interested
"Beauty Tips" or "The beauty of a woman"
by Audrey Hepburn
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a great figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it
once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed,
reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anybody.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the
end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one
yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure
that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the
doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty is
reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.
And the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!
Francie M. Berg, MS., editor
Healthy Weight Journal
Healthy Weight Network
402 South 14th Street
Hettinger, ND 58639
email fmberg at healthyweight.net
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