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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
'What Controls Your Appetite
and Weight?' Workshop
To Be Held Dec. 6
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: Nov. 14, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Arts and Sciences Continuing Education/UW Extension and the department of biology will co-sponsor a workshop titled "What Controls Your Appetite and Weight?"
The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 6, in room 7 of Phillips Science Hall. It is designed for people interested in learning more about the issues surrounding weight control, for those who have tried to change their body weight through exercise and/or diet, or for those who have experienced changes in their body weight.
The workshop will address several issues, including questions about: how much of what is eaten is influenced by unusual genetic make-up, how people differ in terms of what their bodies do to the nutrients they eat, how diet drugs influence weight, how climate influences eating and fat storage patterns, and more.
Florence Ledwitz-Rigby, an adjunct professor of biology, will present the workshop. She has given numerous workshops on diversity, sexual harassment, regulation of body weight and appetite control, and the development of the reproductive systems and biological contributions to gender identity. In addition to writing for many scientific publications, she has been an invited speaker at several international symposiums and workshops.
"What Controls Your Appetite and Weight?" is open to the public. The fee is $45, which includes instruction and materials.
For additional information or to receive registration materials, contact the Arts and Sciences Continuing Education office at (715) 836-2031. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 26.


UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: Nov. 14, 1997