March 14: Healthy Parenting


Immediate: February 24, 2011 Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 E-mail:

Nassau Community College Presents Healthy Parenting – Tonya Lewis Lee,

U.S. Department of Health

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Garden City, NY – The Spring 2011 Cultural Program at Nassau Community College is proud to present U.S. Department of Health National Spokesperson Tonya Lewis Lee, who will discuss Healthy Parenting on Monday, March 14 at 12:30 p.m. in the College Center Building.

Tonya Lewis Lee is the national spokesperson for the A Healthy Baby Begins With You campaign initiated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. Through this initiative, Lee is raising awareness about the infant mortality crisis in the African American community and advocating for healthier lifestyles for all women. Lee received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing law, she turned to writing and producing for television and founded her own multi-media company, Madstone Media, Inc. In 2002, Lee co-authored her first children’s book with husband Spike Lee. She subsequently wrote additional children’s books and the bestselling novel Gotham Diaries. Lee also continues to produce and write television documentaries. In 2009, she launched, a website dedicated to supporting women — particularly women of color — on their journey to achieve an optimal lifestyle of health and wellness.

For more information about Healthy Parenting, which is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call 516.572.7153.

About Nassau Community CollegeNassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 24,000 full- and part-time students and almost 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.

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