The West St. Tammany YMCA, St. Tammany Health System and Ochsner Health are sponsoring a fun, free girls’ summit, Saturday, June 26, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the West St. Tammany YMCA, on Francis Rd. in Covington.
The hosts invite girls and their caregivers to join a dynamic panel of health experts from the local community for a summit to discuss important topics that impact girls including skin care, puberty, nutritional support and tips on navigating social media, peers and performance anxiety.
Christel Malinski MD, local dermatologist, will discuss skin care and sun protection.
St. Tammany Health System’s Perry Russell D-NP, will address physical and emotional changes of puberty.
Ochsner Eat Fit’s Brittany Craft RD LDN, will cover nutrition to support an active lifestyle.
LSUHSC graduate student Ali Laiche will address navigating challenges associated with social media, peers and pressure to excel.
Ochsner Eat Fit and Salad Station will provide lunch and YMCA Zumba instructor Adriana Michel will lead a Zumba and hip-hop session to end the day.