Health Fair at Edison High, Berea College, Smoothies and more…

Posted 05/12/2015 | By HealthCorps

The Fresno Bee recently highlighted the HealthCorps Health Fair at Edison High School in Fresno, California. In addition to student booths featuring lessons on various lifestyle topics, organizations including Sahaja Meditation, Planned Parenthood, Childhood Poison Prevention, California Council on Gambling Problems, Babies First, among others, participated in the health fair.

Barea College, noted for educating students from Appalachia, and also for bringing together school districts with the aim of improving students’ lives with an array of educational exposures, partnered with HealthCorps through its Partners for Education at Berea College to present HCU (Health Corps University) curriculum to 32 individuals from four high Schools and one pre-Kindergarten school. These individuals hailed from Jackson, Knox, Leslie and Madison Counties. The two-day training curriculum focused on optimizing the ability of these educators and PE teachers to have an impact on student success, helping to improve their physical and academic performance. The magic of the HCU curriculum is that educators and coaches can enhance the lessons with their own personal spin, making the educational series particularly relevant to their student body.

Tawny Pederson, a Hayward High School student, was featured in The Bay Area News Group newspaper publication recently, with a photo opp showcasing her energetic efforts to blend a smoothie with “pedal power.” She was photographed in front of the Alameda County Office of Education Champions for a Change, in the Network for a Healthy California booth during a health fair hosted by HealthCorps. The “Treasure Your Health” fair promoted good eating and exercise to community members and students.

-Amy Hendel, PA/HealthCoach

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