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Fit kids takes on new meaning: Obesity epidemic elbowed aside by serious wallet worry

Fit kids takes on new meaning: Obesity elbowed aside by wallet worry

10 Winne Simmons, from left, Laura Talbert, Catherine Renaudine and Pagie Simmons at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
Winne Simmons, from left, Laura Talbert, Catherine Renaudine and Pagie Simmons. Photo by © Wilson Parish
2 Valeria Burguières, from left, Joline Godfrey and Emily Dalicandro at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
Valeria Burguières, from left, Joline Godfrey and Emily Dalicandro. Photo by © Wilson Parish
9 Nicole West, left, and Gina Gaston at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
Nicole West, left, and Gina Gaston. Photo by © Wilson Parish
11 Kim Peterson, from left, Kelli Sklar, Katherine Smith and Ann Bastian at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
Kim Peterson, from left, Kelli Sklar, Kathryn Smith and Ann Bastian. Photo by © Wilson Parish
12 Sicily Dickenson, from left, Tammie Kahn, Angela Fullen and Karen Harvie at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
Sicily Dickenson, from left, Tammie Kahn, Angela Fullen and Karen Harvie. Photo by © Wilson Parish
8 Anne Freeman, left, and Carolyn Tanner at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
Anne Freeman, left, and Carolyn Tanner. Photo by © Wilson Parish
6 Lupe Mirales, left, and Lisa Barksdale at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
Lupe Mirales, left, and Lisa Barksdale. Photo by © Wilson Parish
5 Kathy Mann, left, and Karah Heim at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
Kathy Mann, left, and Karah Heim. Photo by © Wilson Parish
4 Cathy Trask, from left, Amy Le, Sarah Pesikoff and Carolyn Dorros at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
Cathy Trask, from left, Amy Le, Sarah Pesikoff and Carolyn Dorros. Photo by © Wilson Parish
3 Monica Huffman, left, and Courtney Toomey at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
Monica Huffman, left, and Courtney Toomey. Photo by © Wilson Parish
10 Winne Simmons, from left, Laura Talbert, Catherine Renaudine and Pagie Simmons at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
2 Valeria Burguières, from left, Joline Godfrey and Emily Dalicandro at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
9 Nicole West, left, and Gina Gaston at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
11 Kim Peterson, from left, Kelli Sklar, Katherine Smith and Ann Bastian at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
12 Sicily Dickenson, from left, Tammie Kahn, Angela Fullen and Karen Harvie at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
8 Anne Freeman, left, and Carolyn Tanner at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
6 Lupe Mirales, left, and Lisa Barksdale at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
5 Kathy Mann, left, and Karah Heim at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
4 Cathy Trask, from left, Amy Le, Sarah Pesikoff and Carolyn Dorros at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015
3 Monica Huffman, left, and Courtney Toomey at the Children's Museum Friends Families Luncheon March 2015

What: Children's Museum of Houston Friends & Families Luncheon.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The 411: Valeria Burguières and Emily Dalicandro chaired the annual fundraiser attended by close to 300 museum supporters. Popular speaker and author and CEO of Independent Means Joline Godfrey spread her gospel of the importance of teaching children financial responsibility and shared tips from her book Raising Financially Fit Kids. KTRK Channel 13 news anchor Gina Gaston served as luncheon emcee.

Who: Christie Sullivan, Tiffany Smith, Lisa Barksdale, Courtney Toomey, Millette Sherman, Carmen Mach, Winnie Simmons, Sicily Dickenson, Kelly Sklar and Kristen Berger.

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