Health Fair Event Focuses on Healthy Lifestyles

March 3, 2010 – For immediate release

All media are invited to attend.

WHAT:
Eat, Walk, & Be Healthy: La Mesa-Spring Valley Health Fair

WHO:
An event put on by the Mt. Helix Council of PTAs for families and children attending the La Mesa Spring Valley School District

WHY:
Health information and screenings, safety demonstrations and resources, children’s fun zone, and youth performances

WHERE:
Spring Valley Elementary School Campus, 3845 Spring Drive, Spring Valley

WHEN:
SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2010, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Spring Valley Elementary campus will be the site for a community health fair this Saturday. The campus has become a focal point for community activities, and this event will bring families together for health and safety information and resources in a fun atmosphere. The Mt. Helix Council of PTAs and its partners are hoping for a good turnout to take advantage of the free health screenings, information on healthy behaviors, and important safety demonstrations. There will be children’s activities and youth performances to make for a festive event. Event partners include the Mt. Helix Council of PTAs, the La Mesa Spring Valley School District, and “Ready…Set…Live Well”.

Participants in the health fair will be encouraged to “walk laps for your library” – combining great exercise with a great cause to support school libraries.

Supporters and participants include San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, San Miguel Fire District, Network for a Healthy California, Family Health Centers, and many more.

“Ready…Set…Live Well” is the name of an important new initiative that is working to combat the epidemic of obesity by creating community environments that better accommodate, even encourage, healthy eating and regular physical activity. After a year of strategic planning with local leaders and stakeholders from all sectors of the two communities, exciting changes are on the horizon. The hope is that everyone in La Mesa and Spring Valley will think about what they can do to help make it easier for themselves and those around them to make healthy decisions – eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and incorporating physical activity into their daily routines. This event is an example of how we can create environments that support health!

For more information contact:

Should you have any queries in relation to the “Eat, Walk & Be Healthy” event, contact V.P. Parent Education, Rhona Moore at [email protected] or 619-548-0064

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