UAPB to Offer Nutrition and Physical Fitness Camp

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences    

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Department of Human Sciences will host a week-long Nutrition and Physical Fitness Camp for children in grades 2 through 6 that attend the Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School.

The camp will run for one week beginning June 24. In the mornings, students will attend their regular classes at the Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School. At noon they will arrive at UAPB for interactive cooking and nutrition demonstrations culminating in a nutritious lunch. After lunch, campers will participate is physical fitness activities such as walking on the UAPB walking trail, guided exercises, ball-related games and parachute games. The camp will end at 3 p.m.

Involved in the camp are Dr. Sandra Terrell Williams, Human Sciences Department chair; Delta Obesity Project Director Dr. Felicia D. Taylor Waller; Dr. Ying Gao-Balch; human sciences research associate; Alexandra Gray, human sciences instructor and director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics; physical activity director Patrick Wheat; Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School Principal Sandra Smith-Jones; and several UAPB students including Makeda Dunn, Mollie Sanford and Martika White.

The camp is sponsored by the UAPB Delta Obesity Project; a U.S. Department of Agriculture project addressing obesity health disparities and obesity prevention in the Arkansas Delta. The project has been part of the UAPB Human Sciences Department since 2009.

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