Let’s Move Pittsburgh, a health and wellness program of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, is pleased to present a Walk and Talk autumn series in collaboration with Kids Plus Pediatrics. Our mission is to provide families with the opportunity to have conversations with multidisciplinary professionals, such as pediatricians, dietitians and ecologists while walking the beautiful paths of Schenley Park.
After enjoying a nutritious morning snack in Phipps’ Botany Hall Kitchen, you and your family will be invited to explore the biodiversity of our city’s forest, learn about healthy lifestyle principles and pick the brains of children’s health experts.
Exploring Fall Critters
Fri., Oct. 25; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
American adults spend half of their waking hours looking at screens, but the drama and wonder of our natural world around us is better than any TV show or video game. Phipps’ Research and Science Education Outreach Manager Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas will discuss the important role nature and physical activity play in our emotional health and explore some of our local biodiversity in the process.
Restful Sleep, Healthy Mind
Fri., Nov 1; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Have a child who is struggling with bedtime? Are you struggling with getting adequate sleep as well? Kids Plus pediatrician, Dr. Wolynn will give you the tips, tricks, secrets and strategies you need to solve your child’s sleep problems. You’ll have fun, learn a lot and leave empowered — armed with all the tools you need to make every night at home a quiet, restful night for you and your whole family.
Three Sisters Celebration
Fri., Nov. 8; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Did you know that corn, beans and squash are called the three sisters? Discover the historical roots of these three staple crops and enjoy a delicious fall bounty with us. Let’s Move Pittsburgh Program Coordinator and Registered Dietitian Maris Altieri will give you tips on how to make child-friendly dishes that celebrate our fall bounty, discuss the nutritional benefits of the three sisters and teach you ways to add more vegetables to your family’s diet.