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HealthCorps Students ‘Dive Into Health’ at High School Health Fair in Coachella Valley

Posted 02/25/2015 | 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

Thermal, CA – (February, 24 2015)HealthCorps® students at Coachella Valley High School, will join RAP FOUNDATION, Smart & Final, Wal Mart, Walgreens, Mariposa Fitness & Nutrition, Trader Joe’s, Big 5, Borrego Health, Cup of Happy, Spinal Injury Center, Planned Parenthood and Stater Bros to “Dive Into Health” and teach students and staff about nutrition, health and wellness at the Fourth Annual HealthCorps Health Fair from 8:30am to 12:30pm on Friday, February 27 at Coachella Valley High School. The “Under the Ocean 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 including Basketball Shootouts, Re-Think Your Drink lessons, Yogurt-Parfait-Making-Stations, Zumba and Obstacle Courses. The event will also be an opportunity for students and staff to learn about healthy relationships, lymphoma/leukemia, land-use planning awareness and “active minds” in a fun and exciting way.

WHEN:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27
8:30AM-12:30PM

WHERE:
COACHELLA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (MAIN GYM)
83-800 AIRPORT BLVD.
THERMAL, CA  92274

WHO:
EVENT PARTNERS INCLUDE:

  • HEALTHCORPS STUDENTS AND COORDINATOR
  • COACHELLA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
  • RAP FOUNDATION
  • SMART & FINAL

WHO:
EVENT PARTNERS CONTINUED……

  • WAL MART
  • WALGREENS
  • MARIPOSA FITNESS & NUTRITION
  • TRADER JOE’S
  • BIG 5
  • STATER BROS

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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