14th Annual Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day Feb. 22

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - The 14th Annual Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women is scheduled Saturday, February 22 from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, C. B. Pennington, Jr. Building.

The event is free and women 18 and over can register online at http://www.pbrc.edu.

The event attracts 700-800 women from Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes who participate in free health screenings, health talks and an exhibit venue, all with information on women's health, nutrition and wellness.

The event is financially supported by the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation, WNRP, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.

The Women's Nutrition Research Program was established in 1997 and is an initiative of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center to promote basic and clinical studies that address nutrition and disease prevention in women and to encourage the inclusion of women in clinical research trials.