On Tuesday, Feb. 1, Middlesettlements Elementary School hosted their second annual school-wide Health Fair for students and parents. Families were able to gather information from a host of exhibitors, enjoy a healthy family dinner and talk with experts on a variety of topics, from creating home emergency preparedness plans to nutritional education programs.
The students and their families browsed through the booths, many of them featuring interactive games and activities as learning tools. Experts were on hand to share information about living a healthy lifestyle and living a productive life. Dinner was provided through the Title I program.
The annual Health Fair is part of the school’s Coordinated Health Program which examines eight different components of a healthy lifestyle: school health and safety policies; health education; physical education and physical activity; nutrition services; school health services; school counseling, psychological and social services; health promotion for staff; and family and community involvement. The school takes steps each year to monitor and promote students’ health.
“The entire school is committed to the program and plans to maintain the CSH program for many years to come,” said Middlesettlements Principal Cindy Schneitman. “We would like to thank the many exhibitors that have helped make this night possible.”
Exhibitors donating their time, supplies and funds included:
• Allergy, Asthma, & Sinus Center
• American Red Cross
• Human Resources Blount County
• Blount County Library
• University Eye Surgeons
• Chilhowee Baptist Center
• Rural Metro
• Angel Food
• Good Neighbors
• Blount County Parks and Rec
• Blount County Sherriff’s Office
• Good Samaritan Clinic
• UT Pediatric Trauma
• Blount Today
• National Fitness
• TN CEP
• Walgreens Take Care
• Blount County Schools Central Office supervisors and staff
• Middlesettlements School Teachers and staff.