Hammond Community Advisory Panel to host health and wellness fairs

2013-03-01T15:15:00Z Hammond Community Advisory Panel to host health and wellness fairsAngela Jimenez | Public Relations Manager nwitimes.com
March 01, 2013 3:15 pm  • 

HAMMOND | The Hammond Community Advisory Panel, in effort to help create a healthier Hammond, will host three Health and Wellness Fairs this spring. Each fair will feature a distinct lifestyle focus: physical exercise, healthy eating and community gardening. The first event is scheduled to take place at Harding Elementary School on March 21 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The Health and Wellness Fairs are free and open to the public. Each event will showcase local businesses, civic groups and agencies that promote healthy eating, physical exercise and other activities that promote the quality of life for children and adults.

A licensed nutritionist will be present at each of the events. In addition, students from Purdue Calumet will be conducting presentations on nutrition and diabetes at each fair. Licensed representatives from Franciscan Alliance Group will be onsite to provide blood pressure testing and glucose screenings free of charge. All attendees may enter to win raffle prizes donated by sponsors.

"Our mission is to provide an event that is accessible to all ages, because we are teaching lifestyle lessons for the entire family," Hammond Community Advisory Panel member and Director of Community Lending at Centier Bank Art Russell said. "We are offering student activities at these fairs so that parents will bring their children along to see healthy role models in action."

Additional Health and Wellness Fairs will take place at:

Morton Elementary School

March 27

4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Healthy Eating

Morton High School

April 13

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Community Gardening

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