On Monday, the 14 from 5 to 8 p.m., Gull Lake Community Schools will host the Fantastic Family Health Fair at the W.K. Kellogg Agricultural School campus. The health fair’s mission is to “promote lifelong learning of the aspects of health and wellness to create resilient families.” Not surprisingly then, the theme of this year’s health fair is celebrating resilient families.
At the Fantastic Family Health Fair, activities will be held for both adults and children, with the purpose to inspire people to live or continue living a healthy life. Break-out sessions will be held for all ages and local nutritionists to consult, in addition to free massages. For the kids climbing walls, nature trail tours, and fire safety activities will be available, and who can forget the ever-popular Slappy, mascot of the K-wings hockey team?
The Health Fair was created to help people get out, get active and get healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, about one-third of all adults are obese, in addition 17 percent of children aged 2-19 in America are obese. Since the nation’s Healthy People goal in 2010, no state has reached the objective of lowering obesity rates to 15 percent. Instead, many states have increased the prevalence of obesity, some by 30 percent (cdc.gov). The Fantastic Family Health fair is said to be a fun, exciting way to promote weight loss.
There is a lot to come and see Monday at the Health Fair, and if the activities above are not enough incentive, there will also be door prizes. The prizes are sponsored by Gazelle Sports, Rx Optical, as well as the Sub-Aquatic Sports Service. Come on out to 40 Street May, 14 and have some healthy fun.
By Mackenzie Deater