Weight, food seminar coming to Lawrenceville

LAWRENCEVILLE — Do you look at food as friend or foe?

If you chose the latter, God’s People Ministry has a seminar for you.

The “Food Is Not the Boss of Me” seminar will be held at the Gwinnett Hospital System Resource Center from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

During the event, there are speakers to discuss the difficulty of struggling through food disorders, obesity and yo-yo diets. Guests have a chance to learn how to turn these addictions around, to honor their bodies (according to the Bible) and to feel empowered about their lives.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Kara Davis from Chicago. She has an interest in the connection between mental, emotional and spiritual well-being with physical disease.

According to Davis’ website, she is a “firm believer in the importance of health preservation through lifestyle modification, particularly the role of diet and exercise in disease prevention.”

During the seminar, there are professional panel discussions, breakout sessions and Zumba-fitness sessions.

Since September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, organizers are giving away a George Foreman Grill, Ninja Juicer, Hamilton Beach Blender, gift cards and jump ropes.

Tickets are $20 and everyone is welcomed to the event, ages 9 and older. Attendees will be provided with snacks and meals.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.godspeopleministry.org or contact Beth Copeland at 770-374-5085 or wecoping@bellsouth.net.

The GHS Resource Center is located at 665 Duluth Highway in Lawrenceville.