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Healthy Lifestyle Expo


Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield MO map...


Attendees will learn the latest in nutrition, family financial planning, childcare, home safety and personal improvement from regional specialists with MU Extension. This program is designed for individuals working in human resources for area businesses that want to present Healthy Lifestyle programs to employees. The program could also benefit small business owners and individuals who are interested in healthy lifestyles for themselves or for employees. Each presentation provides valuable information for taking care of yourself, your home and your family as well showcasing the various programs that MU Extension can provide to any business or organization. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about all of these programs on one day, in one location.

There will be a keynoted presentation in the morning. Other sessions presented by regional specialists with MU Extension include: “Taking Care of You,” “Safe Rooms for Your Home or Business,” “Tools for Healthy Self- Management,” “Creating a Better Built Environment for Healthy Living,” “Thrifty Estate Planning,” “Influence of Nutrition on the Immune Systems,” ‘Saving & Investing—Yes I Can” and “Understanding the Benefits of Stay Strong, Stay Healthy.”
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Keynote speakers are Molly Vetter-Smith, a continuing medical education specialist and Brenda Procter, a personal financial planning specialist with MU Extension. Their topic will be changes in health insurance as a as a result of the Affordable Care Act.


Registration can be done online with a credit card (see the registration link) or by printing off a form and sending a check (see the event link). There is a cost for the program with early registration discounts ending Sept. 1: morning session at $50 per person (includes lunch) or afternoon session at $25 or the entire day for $75. After Sept. 1, registration changes to $60 for the morning session, $30 for the afternoon and $90 for the entire day. Registrations after Sept. 20 do not come with a lunch guarantee. more...


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