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8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-7059
e-mail: angela-trachta@uiowa.edu

Release: Aug. 8, 2001

UI offers SHAPEDOWN weight management program

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Counseling and Health Promotion Services in the UI Family Care Center at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will offer a fall session of SHAPEDOWN, the nation's leading fitness and weight management program for kids and teens. This 10-week program is for children and parents and focuses on exercise, nutrition and behavior modification.

The program will run from Sept. 10 through Nov. 12 with classes meeting 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays from and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The cost of the program is $300. For more information or to register, contact Counseling and Health Promotion Services at (319) 384-7900.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.