PRC School District helps students Spring into Health
Published 7:00 am Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Pearl River County School District hosted its sixth annual Family Health Fair Tuesday, during which students learned about living a healthy lifestyle and were exposed to services available within the county.
The fair covered every aspect of wellness, Professional Development Director Kimberly Alford said. Two aspects included how to stay fit while gaining self-confidence through Taekwondo and how riding ponies can show participants how family recreational time can benefit individual health.
Each booth offered specific advice on topics such as healthy eating habits, effective exercises and activities to promote body, mind and spiritual wellness. Fun activities for the children were also offered, Alford said.
“The goal of the Family Health Fair is to educate our community on the multiple ways to stay healthy and the services that are available in our county,” she said.
Representatives from local businesses manned the numerous informational booths at the fair, including Eden Clean Eating, Smoothie King and Sherral’s Diner. Samples of healthy alternatives to junk food were available. Also, the District Food Service Department had its own booth to show the students healthy foods are available in the cafeteria during school hours.
“It is important to learn these things at an early age so the practice becomes natural,” Kathryn Stanek, DC, FICC, of Stanek Chiropractic Centre, said.