CRYSTAL LAKE – A new student organization at McHenry County College hopes to shed light on childhood obesity issues in its first event.
The McHenry County College Activities Board will host a presentation and question-and-answer session Thursday on how to address childhood obesity issues as a parent-student or a busy young professional.
The event, which will be at the Luecht Conference Center from 5 to 7 p.m., will feature Rachel Mintle and Keeley Gallaugher of the McHenry County Health Department. The health educators will discuss how to encourage children to be healthy and active, and how to set an example of healthy living even with a busy, on-the-go lifestyle.
Toni Ehredt, a member of the college activities board, said the presentation is part of a series of events the organization has done relating to balancing health and busy schedules. She said the group demonstrated a juice bar on how to make a healthy, transportable snack and a smaller presentation on how to incorporate fitness into daily routines.
She said the series is hopefully the first of many that will address relevant issues for McHenry County College students, which is the reason the organization was formed this year.
“We felt there was more of a need for meaningful programming that directly tackles things relevant to the student body,” Ehredt said. “We have a lot of commuter students and students who are parents, so we thought this would be something of interest.”