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Last month, we blogged about ALMAS, a comprehensive mentoring and tutoring program launched by North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows and ECU Brody School of Medicine students Reema Padia and Sarah Mian.

ALMAS is aimed at improving the health and lives of Greenville’s Spanish-speaking women and their families — and a symposium planned by Padia and Mian on Feb. 16 will further that goal.

Open to the women and families participating in ALMAS, the event will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Old Library at ECU. It will kick off with a dinner for the families, followed by health screenings, nutrition demonstrations, and health education workshops.

To put their new knowledge to use, families in attendance will each receive a cookbook written in Spanish and focused on eating healthy on a budget. They will also receive other health-related materials. And, in keeping with ALMAS’ comprehensive approach, volunteers will be providing child care and translation services.