Children's Health Fair Popular Event
HAMBURG, IA, April 6, 2012 -Over 100 youth are expected to turn out for the 3rd annual Children's Health Fair sponsored by the The Kornerstone Kids Child Care Center and George C. Grape Community Hospital on Saturday, April 28th starting at 9 a.m. and ending with lunch served at noon. Every youth who attends gets a passport to be stamped at each educational booth and/or activity located in the hospital and in the child care buildings. A completely stamped passport can then be turned in for exchange of a prize. Each booth will provide a variety of novelties and educational material for youth to take home.
Parents and grandparents will appreciate the speakers lined up for the morning. In the hospital cafeteria there will be short programs:
9:00 "My Plate" - Balanced Childhood Nutrition by Pediatric Nurse Tara Goodman
9:30 "ReThink Your Drink" - Mandy Maher, ISU Extension
10:00 "My Plate" - Balanced Childhood Nutrition by Pediatric Nurse Tara Goodman
10:30 "ReThink Your Drink" - Mandy Maher, ISU Extension
12:00 noon light lunch and "How to Meet and Greet Animals Safely" by Linda Hoefing.
Stick around for lunch because the "Green Power Grillers" from A & M Green Power will be serving up some hotdogs while the People for Paws volunteers present an outdoor workshop on "How to Meet and Greet Animals Safely". Children naturally love and emotionally benefit from caring for animals. Children need to know the safest way to approach pets and animals that are strangers to them for their safety though. Linda Hoefing of People for Paws will teach participants how to approach furry friends and answer questions about pet care.
Some of the 30 activities and displays for youth will be:
Voluntary car seat checks, sun protection, radon information, fire trucks and the smoke trailer, free haircuts, face painting, dental health, Medical Clinic PC, 4-H, Growing Strong Families, heart rate checks, obstacle course, Hamburg Library, Iowa State Extension, Head Start, Southwest Iowa Home Health and the Fremont County Public Health nurse.
The event is made possible by a grant from the Community Partnership for Protecting Children's (CPPC) Neighborhood Networks and the Fremont, Page, and Taylor Decatergorization Project Area.
2011 Children's Health Fair - Tom the "Bubbleologist" entertained and educated participants at the Health Fair.
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