A lot of Americans worry about their weight, and with good reason. Obesity is an epidemic in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The new Community Treasures Lecture Series at Pellissippi State Community College’s Blount County Campus features an expert on weight management: Angie Tillman, director of the Weight Management Center at Blount Memorial Hospital.
Tillman is scheduled to speak at the inaugural lecture on Sept. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the Blount County Campus Auditorium.
Her presentation, “Lifelong Strategies for Successful Weight Management,” also includes new obesity and diabetes statistics and their rise in the U.S.
Tillman directs the center’s bariatric surgery, diabetes management and nonsurgical weight management programs. She also conducts individual and group nutrition education sessions for patients and leads support group meetings.
The lecture series will cover a wide range of topics. It is open to faculty, staff and students as well as the public. Light refreshments will be served before the lecture. There will be time for questions from the audience, and the event is free.
The Community Treasures Lecture Series continues the theme of health and well-being on Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. with its second speaker, Jaimie Matzko, an experienced hiker.
Her lecture, “Backpacking 101 in the Smokies,” covers the essentials of backpacking, the permit system of the national park, trip routing and Leave No Trace, a program that helps outdoor enthusiasts reduce their impact on the wilderness.
The Blount County Campus is located at 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway.
To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action at (865) 694-6607 or email@example.com.
Learn more information about the Community Treasure Lecture Series at www.pstcc.edu, or call the Blount County Campus at (865) 981-5300 or Lisa Robinson at 981-5326.