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A fun Health fair for the kids

Posted on Jun 16, 2008 by Maggie LaBarbera

One community joined together to create a really fun healthy day for the children through the age of five.

Here's a great idea. A community "Picnic day," a health faire for children through the age of five.

According to this article, here in Napa, CA, the community came together and gave children the opportunity to learn about nutrition, exercise and healthy living through interactive, fun play. They brought the Hands-On Health Mobile Van with is packed with games and exhibits that teach young children about being healthy.

The van drives up and down California all year long. There were other stations of activity like a reading and writing booth and play areas and face painting. These kind of events, begin to imprint the word "fun" and "healthy" in the same sentence.

That is what we need to do. Help kids associate fun with nutrition, fun with exercise, fun with health. We need to do what the high sugar, high fats foods do so well, market the fun.

I know these kind of events take planning but perhaps a suggestion to the local public health organization is the start. Send your public health organization the link to the article. You could be the founder of this type of event in your community!!





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