Dallas health conference looking for SMU student volunteers

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Leaders for a health conference in Dallas are looking for SMU students to help the city get fit. The Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU and The Cooper Institute are hosting a conference to raise awareness of childhood obesity and health.

“Tipping the Scales for Children: From Ethics to Action to Wellbeing” is sponsored by KERA and The Dallas Morning News and will host several keynotes speakers to address the health disparities of children in Dallas county. Several of the topics will include physical education, nutrition, and food insecurity.

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Flier for the health conference to address childhood wellness. Photo credit: SMU Maguire Center for Ethics

Conference organizers are looking for SMU students to be involved with shaping the program. Students will be able to create video content on the importance of wellness, inform guests of on-campus wellness organizations, and network with city leaders.

The conference will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the George W. Bush Institute. Admission is free to SMU, DISD and Dallas County Community College students, $25 for SMU faculty and $50 for general admission. Lunch is included in the registration.

For more information about the conference and other volunteer opportunities, visit smu.edu/ethics, email Maguire_ethics@smu.edu or call 214-768-4255.

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