HealthCorps to Host the Kids Wellness Expo in West Palm Beach Florida

Posted 05/03/2017 | By HealthCorps

What: Kid’s Wellness Expo

Where: Meyer Amphitheater 105 Evernia Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401

When: Saturday June 3, 2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Media Contacts:

Karen Johnson
karen.johnson@healthcorps.org 
(703) 362-7582                                                                            

Margaret Knudsen
margaret.knudsen@healthcorps.org 
(202) 725-8016

 

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (May 3, 2017) HealthCorps® (www.healthcorps.org), a leader in the nationwide movement of healthy young people, is proud to host the Kids Wellness Expo in West Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 at the Meyer Amphitheater.

Justin Latino, an Emergency Room Physician’s Assistant in Palm Beach with an extensive background in health and fitness, developed the Kids Wellness Expo in 2015. The project evolved from his work in Landmark Worldwide and a desire to create a positive change in the community.

Focusing on kids, parents, and the education system is how he believes we can bring about change. Justin has seen first hand the impact obesity has had on his community and the world in general through his work as a healthcare provider. He decided to collaborate with HealthCorps to launch an impacting annual event to benefit today’s youth in Palm Beach County while bringing awareness to the obesity epidemic.

This free event is open to the public and includes a full day of activities including fitness demos, exhibit booths, free giveaways, health & wellness consultations and information to help families learn more about nutrition, fitness and mental resilience.

The day will also include HealthCorps presenting cooking tips for teens, fun fitness, our organ donation initiative and lessons from our curriculum.

Musical performances include Chemradery, Tori Lynn, Palm Beach Mako Cheerleaders, Coastal Athletics and more.

The Kids Wellness Expo is generously sponsored by the JFK Medical Center, Bethesda Health, Sheriff’s Office of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, DC Studios, Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach Downtown Neighborhood Association and Palm Beach State College.

 

For more information please visit www.kidswellnessexpo.com

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About Healthcorps

HealthCorps is a national non-profit organization that gives teens tools to improve physical and mental health so they can learn to live more productive and happier lives. HealthCorps students exercise more, eat better and practice positive thought. The program will impact almost 1 million students across 19 states in 2016. The HealthCorps curriculum has been refined and developed in its in-school Living Labs program since 2003, where a full-time Coordinator is placed inside a high-need high school to mentor hundreds of students, teach health related workshops, and promote a variety of during and after school activities. Coordinators are recent college graduates who go on to careers in medicine, public health policy or wellness practices. HealthCorps University is an intense professional development program that certifies participants to bring HealthCorps’ innovative health and wellness curriculum to their organization whether it’s a school system, community organization or corporation. In 2015, HealthCorps teamed with CK-12 to distribute free, interactive and customizable versions of the HealthCorps curriculum for educators and students to use.

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