Love Your Body Day 2007

Love Your Body Day 2007 is Thursday, October 18!

download posterLove Your Body Day is a day of action and consciousness-raising about images of women that are harmful and offensive.

The Ohio University Women’s Center will host 2 events to celebrate.

1.) Table in Baker University Center, 10 am-6 pm
Materials about body image, healthy eating, and positivie body consciousness.

2.) Screening: REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES @ 6 pm

Do you love what you see when you look in the mirror?

Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries work hard to make each of us believe that our bodies are unacceptable and need constant improvement. Print ads and television commercials reduce us to body parts — lips, legs, breasts — airbrushed and touched up to meet impossible standards. TV shows tell women and teenage girls that cosmetic surgery is good for self-esteem. Is it any wonder that 80% of U.S. women are dissatisfied with their appearance?

Women and girls spend billions of dollars every year on cosmetics, fashion, magazines and diet aids. These industries can’t use negative images to sell their products without our assistance.

Together, we can fight back. — http://loveyourbody.nowfoundation.org/


Contact:
dietzel -at- ohio.edu

Book signing: Marilou Suszko

Book signing: Marilou Suszko
Farms and Foods of Ohio: From Garden Gate to Dinner Plate
Saturday, October 6, 2007 10am-Noon

Athens Farmer’s Market
E State St, Athens, Ohio

Farms and Foods of OhioMarilou Suszko, an Ohio author and chef, takes you on a journey throughout Ohio, where you’ll meet unique farming personalities dedicated to growing, raising, and preparing wonderful foods to grace your table. Join her in the fields, in the barns, and out in the vineyards through these wonderful stories and recipes.

As a food writer, Marilou is a regular contributor to the Cleveland Plain Dealer Food Section, the Sunday Magazine and Feast. She is a Level III graduate from Western Reserve School of Cooking as well as a member of the IACP.

SEE:New book looks at why Ohio residents should be purchasing locally grown food products,” Athens News, 10/4/2007

Healthy Eating in a Hectic World

Healthy Eating in a Hectic World
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Colonial Restaurant
181 E Main St, Jackson, Ohio

This workshop will help working women identify ways to simplify and organize their eating habits and lifestyles in the fast-paced “drive-thru” world. They will have the opportunity to compile a recipe book of healthy recipes. Part of Ohio Women’s Health Month.

Sponsored by Jackson County Health Department and Holzer Health Systems

Contact: 740-286-5094 x 254

Glouster Girl Power Lock-In

Glouster Girl Power Lock-In
Friday, September 21-Saturday, September 22, 2007, Times not listed

Trimble Elementary/Middle school
Jacksonville, Ohio

All-girl, overnight event for girls ages 9-13 focuses on health, nutrition and exercise, self-esteem, and drug and alcohol prevention. Participants will celebrate girlhood in a supportive and fun environment. Members of the Nelsonville and Federal Hocking Girl Power groups will also be invited to participate in the lock-in. An Ohio Women’s Health Month event.

Sponsored by Trimble Local Schools and Athens County Children’s Services

Contact: 740-767-2810

Ninth Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival

Ninth Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival
Saturday, September 15 & Sunday, September 16, 2007, Gates open at 10 a.m.

Lake Snowden
Rt 50/32, Albany, Ohio
Adults $5 ($8 both); Kids 12 and under FREE

Complete schedule of events at http://www.pawpawfest.com/

Come to scenic Lake Snowden for the biggest and best pawpaw celebration inthe world! Join pawpaw fanatics from around the country at the peak of the season for a day filled with pawpaws, pawpaw foods, pawpaw beer, pawpaw music, pawpaw art, pawpaw history, pawpaw people, and much more. Pets are permitted, but must be on a leash.

Pawpaw Express service to and from Ohio University is provided free of charge courtesy of the Office of Sustainability at Ohio University. It will leave upper Baker Center on the hour Saturday 10 am-7 pm, and Sunday 10 am-2 pm.

A great day, but just a few women presenters/performers:

Saturday 1:00 p.m. Pawpaw Tent
Marilyn Baumer: Tree Seedlings Under Pawpaws
Marilyn Baumer recently completed a Master’s degree from Wright State University. For her thesis project, she roamed the woods in the Dayton area studying pawpaw and forest dynamics.

Saturday 5:45-6:30 p.m. Main Stage
Megan Cameron

Sunday 2:30-4:00 p.m. Main Stage
Rabbit Hash String Band (band w/ some women)

Ohio Women’s Health Month, September 2007

Ohio Women’s Health Month 2007
September 1-30

Women’s Health Month is sponsored by Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Program, Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, Division of Prevention, Ohio Department of Health. Download PDF brochure

September 2007 marks 22 years of observing Women’s Health Month (WHM), a program unique to Ohio. This program has been published as a model by the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health and used as an example for community education on women’s health in other states.

Below are some Ohio Women’s Health Month events in our area.

Get Carded!
Interpersonal Violence screening

The program will encourage hospital and local medical personnel at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens; Doctor’s Hospital, Nelsonville; and Hocking Valley Community Hospital, Logan, to screen female patients (ages 10-44) for interpersonal violence using ID-sized information and referral cards.
Sponsored by My Sister’s Place
Contact: 740-593-7125

Mother/Daughter Exposition
Thursday, September 13, 2007, No time listed

Hocking College-Perry Campus
5454 State Route 37, New Lexington, Ohio
Evening program with motivational speaker and two breakout sessions on a variety of women’s health issues.
Sponsored by Perry County Health Department, Perry County Tribune, and Hocking College-Perry Campus.
Contact: 740-342-5179

Glouster Girl Power Lock-In
Friday, September 21-Saturday, September 22, 2007

Trimble Elementary/Middle school
Jacksonville, Ohio
All-girl, overnight event for girls ages 9-13 focuses on health, nutrition and exercise, self-esteem, and drug and alcohol prevention. Participants will celebrate girlhood in a supportive and fun environment. Members of the Nelsonville and Federal Hocking Girl Power groups will also be invited to participate in the lock-in.
Sponsored by Trimble Local Schools and Athens County Childrens Services
Contact: 740-767-2810

Healthy Eating in a Hectic World
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Colonial Restaurant
181 E Main St, Jackson, Ohio
This workshop will help working women identify ways to simplify and organize their eating habits and lifestyles in the fast-paced “drive-thru” world. They will have the opportunity to compile a recipe book of healthy recipes.
Sponsored by Jackson County Health Department and Holzer Health Systems
Contact: 740-286-5094 x 254

Raw Foods: Educational Opportunity & Delicious Food Extravaganza

Raw Foods: Educational Opportunity & Delicious Food Extravaganza
Sunday, August 12, 2007, 11am-2pm

32654 McCumber Rd, Rutland, Ohio
$40

Delight the Mind and Palate with this Educational Opportunity & Delicious Food Extravaganza. You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to experience Gemini Sanchez from the Philippines. Experience her gentle nature as she combines her knowledge of the healing benefits of raw foods with her culinary expertise as a chef.

Menu: Green Smoothie Soup Appetizer; Salad & Entree; Dessert- including Broccoli Truffles!

To register: Cindy Parker 740-742-8901 hhherbals -at- frognet.net