Students from clinical nursing course Community and Public Health Nursing Lab and a student intern from the Health Education and Promotion program in the Department of Kinesiology are partnering with two Boise elementary schools to sponsor two health fairs this spring. According to the National Safety Council, the months of March, April and May have more than thirty designated health and safety awareness months, weeks and days.
The students invited community organizations, including Outside Idaho and the Boise Police, to assist the Boise State students in educating fair attendees about important health and safety topics, such as nutrition, eye care, poison prevention, safety while playing, and dental health.
Taft Elementary held a successful health fair in their gymnasium on Saturday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 200 people attended the fair. Boise State students raised enough money to rent a bounce house and purchase food and door prizes, including a dozen bike helmets and two bicycles. The Taft Elementary staff praised the University students for their organization and execution of the fair.
Pierce Park will hold their health fair in their gym on Saturday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Staff from St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center will be present to give away bike helmets and offer free helmet fittings. The fair is open to anyone who would like to attend.
For more information, contact NURS 417 professor Sandie Nadelson, email@example.com, 208-426-4679.