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PARENT TALKS: Athletics, Nutrition & ADHD

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, April 21st, 2008 at 6:05 am in Parenting Issues.

“Food for Thought: Optimizing Academic and Athletic Performance through Nutrition”
April 24 at 7 p.m. at Acalanes High, Lafayette
Panel discussion on teen and sports nutrition, weight control, eating disorders, and energy drinks. Speakers include Dr. Pamela Carlton, Dr. William Workman of WC Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, and Charles Vollmar of the Tempus Clinic. Free.

“Sugar, Sweeteners, Hyperactivity, Obesity, Diabetes & Substance Abuse”
April 24 at 3:30 and 7 p.m. at Las Lomas High, Walnut Creek
Speaker: Robert Lustig, UCSF Medical Center. Free but rsvp.

“Middle School Organizational Skills & Time Management”
April 24 at 7 p.m. at Parkmead School, Walnut Creek
Speaker: Beth Samuelson, founder of Student Organization Services. Free. E-mail for info.

“Breaking the Code: Children’s Literacy”
April 24 at 7 p.m. at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate, Moraga
Speaker: Educator Anne Cunningham, co-author of “What Reading Has Done for the Mind.” Free.

“College Fair”
April 26 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s College, Moraga
Over 150 college representatives, plus workshops on the UC system, financial aid, scholar athletes, college for students with learning disabilities, and more. Free.

“Childhood Matters: Talking to Your Preteen about Sexuality”
April 27 at 9 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and 105.1 KOCN-FM
Childhood Matters’ Rona Renner and Cio Hernandez, MFT, Marin County Dept. of Health Teen Clinic, discuss ways to talk to your tween about puberty and sexuality.

“All About Attention Focus and Learning: is it Always ADHD?”
April 29 at 7 p.m. at the Danville Library.
Speakers: William Shryer, clinical director, Diablo Behavioral Healthcare, and Rhea Brandon, educational psychologist. Free but call 925-648-4800 to reserve a seat.

“Booties Camp: Baby Language & Brain Development”
May 2 at 6 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
For new and expecting parents. Sponsored by Bananas.

“Helping Children Cope with Stress”
May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Bananas, Oakland
Speaker: early childhood mentor Cherida Gruenfeldt. Sponsored by Bananas.

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