What Parents Should Know About Toxins

The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project and Wellesley Free Library invites the public to a forum at the Wellesley Free Library’s Wakelin Room, Tuesday February 7th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This free event, co-sponsored by the Wellesley Free Library, is open to the public and includes informational resources. Coffee and dessert will be served.

Ashley Bade, RD, LDN, CNSD, a pediatric dietician at Newton Wellesley Hospital, will speak about how to develop a healthy eater. Ashley Bade specializes in many health-related areas including weight management, eating disorders, feeding behaviors and non-diet approach to life-long healthy eating.

Following Ashley Bade’s presentation, Dr. Martha Herbert will speak about developmental challenges and opportunities for the school-age child.  During the elementary school years, the child’s brain is learning to tackle increasingly complex challenges.  The child’s social and academic life will flourish when the brain is doing well, and suffer when the brain is not at its best.  And the health of the body can be a partner or an obstacle.