The Astoria-Warrenton Kiwanis Club will host a luncheon with childhood obesity and fitness expert Ogie Shaw as the guest speaker from noon to 1 p.m. June 5 at the Bistro at the Tongue Point Job Corps Center. The luncheon will be prepared by the culinary students.

Currently the executive director of Community Fitness Leaders, a training program for health and fitness professionals, and president of Ogie Shaw Fitness in Beaverton, Shaw has delivered his message throughout the country in more than 4,000 speaking engagements. He has also advised the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Oregon National Guard, Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers on achieving and maintaining fitness.

Shaw shares that Oregon has the highest obesity rate of any state west of the Rockies and that people in 22 other countries live longer than Americans. He will discuss why and what can be done to overcome childhood obesity and improve the fitness of those of all ages.

There is limited seating; reservations are available by calling Tita Montero at (503) 338-4924. The cost is $10, and the proceeds will support Kiwanis service projects for children.

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