Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 7, 2013

News in brief: Short news items from around region

Merrimack Valley Tea Party to discuss 2014 outlook

The Merrimack Valley Tea Party will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 32 Park St. in North

Andover. The speaker will be Paul Craney, executive director of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, who the local Tea Party group reports is set to talk about the election outlook for conservative candidates in 2014.

The public is welcome.


Talk March 7 on children’s body image and nutrition

Psychologist Jodi R. Galin and nutrition therapist Amy Aubertin will present “Talking to Your Child About Body Image and Nutrition” today, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pike School, 34 Sunset Rock road.

Jodi R. Galin, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of experience specializing in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, according to Parent to Parent, the group sponsoring the talk. She co-authored Growing Together (2004), an obesity and eating-disorders awareness and primary prevention program that teaches protective measures that promote health and help children grow in to their own healthy sizes.

“Amy Aubertin, MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian and nutrition therapist who specializes in eating issues, weight issues and mindful eating,” according to the group. “She helps individuals and families develop a balanced approach to food and body.”

She has a private practice in Lexington.

Parent to Parent reports: “Our culture is bombarding us with confusing nutrition and skewed body image messages. How can we expect our children and teens to make sense of these messages that we struggle to understand ourselves? Jodi R. Galin, Ph.D. and Amy Aubertin, M.S., R.D. will help you talk to your child or teen about body image, counter-act the idealized images in the media, and emphasize healthy food without going overboard. This panel discussion will bring to life key protective factors that parents and caregivers need to know in order to help their growing children develop healthy eating and exercise habits.”

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