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Healthy Eating @ Westbank

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 6:30pm

Photo of assorted fruits and vegetables on a table.There seem to be more and more mixed messages regarding health and fitness these days. Adolescents are inundated with advertisements promoting unrealistic body types while obesity rates continue to rise. These conflicting aspects of culture can create confusion among teens and may contribute to potentially dangerous behaviors. This presentation will address discussing these mixed cultural messages with your teen as well as what behaviors to look for as your teen may struggle to navigate being healthy and balanced.

About the presenters:

Vanessa Scaringi earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked at various clinical settings including college counseling centers, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, an outpatient community mental health center, and an eating disorder treatment center. Her primary interests include eating disorders, body image issues, anxiety, relationship concerns, and conducting assessments. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Tejas Family Guidance Center.

Adrienne Goodwin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate.  After earning her bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, she returned home to Austin to pursue her life-long passion for the health field.  Adrienne went on to complete her Master of Arts in Counseling, graduating with honors from St. Edward’s University. Adrienne is also a Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer and understands the importance of the mind-body connection in maintaining both mental and physical health.

@ Westbank Library on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m.