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Campus nursing department to hold free children's health fair

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Nursing students, faculty and staff helping to organize this year's Nittany Lion Free Children's Health Fair pose for a photo on campus.
9/16/2013 —

A free Children's Health Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Penn State Worthington Scranton's Multi-Purpose Building.

Sponsored by Worthington Scranton’s Nursing Department, and funded through a grant from the Robert Y. Moffat Family Charitable Trust, the fair will bring together a variety of health care providers/professionals and other organizations and individuals that offer services that promote the safety and well-being of young children.

The Children’s Health Fair is geared toward children ages 5 through 12. Those attending will be able to take advantage of a variety of demonstrations and services, including:

·         Child ID Program

·         First Aid

·         Fun with Reading

·         Pet Safety

·         Effective Hand-Washing Demo

·         Healthy Eating

·         Scoliosis Screening – Back Safety

·         Dental Hygiene

·         Fire Safety – “Smoke House”

·         Fire Truck Tour

·         Ambulance Tour

·         Sun & Skin Safety

·         Community Resources

·         Parenting Tips/Relationship Check-ups

·         Height, Weight & Blood Pressure Screenings

·         Children’s Advocacy Center

Children will also receive a free PSU drawstring backpack and be eligible for special prizes.

There will also be face painting, the Nittany Lion and more. For more information, contact Penn State Worthington Scranton’s Nursing Department at 963-2644.

Shown in picture above are nursing students and department administrators helping to organize the free Children's Health Fair. From left: Kelly Denicola, Laura Bukowski, Nakita Shaffer, Sara Puksta, Nicole Fletcher, Assistant Chief Academic Officer and Nursing Instructor Michael Evans, Nursing Program Coordinator Verna Saleski, Gina Gray, kinesiology instructor, Traci McFeely, Danielle Healey, Justina Ferguson, nursing instructor, and Annette, Blasi-Strubeck, lecturer in nursing.

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