McKitrick featured in healthy lifestyle promo

McKitrick featured in healthy lifestyle promo

Real life mother-daughter team, Corlis Christman McKitrick `76 and Erin depict an active young mother and her teenage daughter packing and enjoying a picnic lunch, hiking and in-line skating in "A Healthy Lifestyle."

The Women's Sports Foundation and Sargento Foods Inc. teamed up to produce the public service announcement, released during March Nutrition Month. The message, directed especially to pre-teens, teens and young women, is a reminder that the combination of a high calcium diet and weight-bearing exercise helps reduce the risk of osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease that primarily affects elderly women. This early emphasis on diet and exercise helps build maximum bone density and strength to help prevent osteoporosis in later years.

"Research continues to show that Americans are not getting enough calcium in their diets," says McKitrick, Sargento Foods publicity manager. "Soft drink consumption continues to increase among children and teenagers, frequently replacing calcium-rich milk. As a mother of a teenage daughter, I have to find other ways to include dairy products in our meals."

The McKitricks are not just "acting" healthy lifestyles. For the McKitricks, exercise is a family affair. McKitrick, who received a degree in Home Economics Education, and her husband Richard '78 (Industrial Education) regularly enjoy bicycling, walking, playing tennis or in-line skating. Erin is a member of her high school's cross country and track teams.

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