Wednesday, March 25, 2009
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Children's Health Fair

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[March 25, 2009]  The 23rd annual Children's Health Fair will be at the Lincoln Park District Sports Center, 1400 Primm Road, on April 3 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

HardwareFifth-grade students from Logan County schools will be brought to the center for two-hour segments during the day. Home-schooled fifth-grade students are also invited to attend. The goal of the Children's Health Fair is to encourage children to learn about health in a way that allows them to play an active part in the learning process. More than 25 agencies will be represented at the fair.

The children will receive information about cancer prevention, exercise, nutrition, dental health, disabilities, drugs and alcohol, safety, tobacco, asthma, posture, recycling, and more health-related topics.

Once again there will be a Heart Adventure Challenge Course. Research studies have supported the notion that children learn best through play experiences. The Elementary Heart Adventure Challenge Course demonstrates a great way to learn about the most important muscle in the body by going through it. Students are physically involved while navigating the blood's pathway through the body.


This year the students will also participate in a recycling relay race, which is being conducted by Lincoln College and the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency, The students will have a chance to learn about recycling in a fun, energetic way. While getting a chance to work their bodies and physically move, they will begin to understand the process of recycling and why it is important.

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The Community Health Fair will be offered the following day, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 60 organizations will have displays or offer health screenings, as well as accepting various recyclable items. A nominal fee will be assessed for some screenings. Admission is free.

Questions about the health fair in general or about involving home-schooled children should be directed to Marcia Dowling at the Logan County Department of Public Health, 217-735-2317, or Marcia Greenslate at the Lincoln Park District, 217-732-8770.

[Text from file received from Roy Logan, Lincoln Park District]

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