HealthCorps High School Students Learn To Engage Health And Wellness At ‘Your Life Isn’t A Movie; Don’t Watch It Pass You By’ Health Fair in Fresno

Posted 03/26/2015 | By HealthCorps

MEDIA CONTACT:
Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff
HealthCorps
917-208-8391
lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org

Community Partners Support Local High School to Educate Teens in Activities that Strengthen Skills in Nutrition, Exercise and Mental Resiliency

FRESNO, CA – (MARCH 23, 2015)HealthCorps® students at Edison High School, will join Planned Parenthood, Sahaja Meditation, Childhood Poison Prevention, California Council on Gambling Problems, Health Coaches, AMO Relief Foundation, Babies First CA and Obesity Prevention to teach students and staff about nutrition, health and wellness at the Annual HealthCorps Health Fair from 8:00AM-NOON on Wednesday, March 25 at Edison High School. The “Your Life Isn’t a Movie; Don’t Watch It Pass You By” Health Fair will support HealthCorps’ mission to educate teens about the importance of nutrition, exercise and mental resiliency, while engaging attendees in hands-on booths and activities. The event will also be an opportunity for students and staff to learn about hypertension, stress relief, disease prevention, depression, pregnancy prevention & care, addictive substances and substance abuse by acquiring new skillsets for their future in an exciting way.

WHEN:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 8:00AM-NOON

WHERE:

EDISON HIGH SCHOOL (CAFETERIA)
540 E. CALIFORNIA AVE.
FRESNO, CA  93706

WHO:

EVENT PARTNERS INCLUDE:

  • HEALTHCORPS STUDENTS AND COORDINATOR
  • EDISON HIGH SCHOOL
  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD
  • SAHAJA MEDITATION
  • CHILDHOOD POISON PREVENTION
  • CALIFORNIA COUNCIL ON GAMBLING PROBLEMS
  • HEALTH COACHES
  • AMO RELIEF FOUNDATION
  • BABIES FIRST CA
  • OBESITY PREVENTION

PRESS: Media is encouraged to attend, as this will be a great visual opportunity. You may also contact us for interview opportunities before or after the event. For more information please contact Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff at 917-208-8391 or lisa.troshinsky@healthcorps.org.

About HealthCorps

HealthCorps® is a 501 (c)(3) founded in 2003 by heart surgeon and Daytime Emmy Award-winning host Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa to combat the childhood obesity crisis. HealthCorps is building a nationwide movement to shape a new generation.

HealthCorps Coordinators lead unique in-school and community programming designed to foster physical and mental fitness, particularly among high-need populations. The Coordinators serve as peer mentors who deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, exercise and mental resiliency to students nationwide. The HealthCorps schools have served as Living Labs through which we can explore the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis, as well as discover, communicate implement and advocate for national and regional solutions.

Today, the program network spans 55 schools in 11 states and the District of Columbia. In 2012, we introduced HealthCorps University, a train the trainer professional development program that makes available the HealthCorps principles and curriculum to virtually any school, community or organization. For more information, please visit at www.healthcorps.org and follow us on Twitter and on Facebook.

 

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