Health Fair returns for second year

Nursing students taking blood pressure at the Health Fair (Photo: Tamika Addison, Patterson Press)

Patterson High School hosted its second annual health fair on December 18th from 1:00 to 3:30 PM in the gym. This year’s health fair was Olympic-themed, with the slogan “Be a Champion of your Health”. The fair was organized by Ms. Diehl and the Health Corps, with assistance from a variety of staff, students and community partners.

Entire classes of students visited the Health Fair along with their teachers during FUTURES and last period. A wide range of resources and fun activities were available to students. Booths were organized into four categories:

Eat Like a Champion – Breakfast Bingo, McCormick Veggie Burger Demonstration, Share Our Strength Salsa-making Station, Drink the Rainbow Smoothie Booth, ReThink Your Drink, AmeriGroup, Real Food Farm

Move Like a Champion – Yoga, Basketball, Relay Races, Hula Hooping

Feel Like a Champion – Self-Massage for Stress Relief, Holistic Life Foundation, Center for Integrative Medicine, Patterson For Peace, Positivi-Torch

Live Like a Champion – Skin Care, Natural Locs Salon Natural Hair Care, BCHD Teen Pregnancy Prevention, BCHD STD Prevention and Condom use,  Patterson High School Garden, Nursing Students’ Blood Pressure Screenings

Ms. Diehl would like to thank the following groups for helping with the fair:

  • Student Government Association and Patterson For Peace for help with planning and execution of fair
  • JROTC students for escorting outside guests to fair
  • Ms. Holter’s and Mr. Canty’s classes for decorations
  • Mr. Gilman for building our podium
  • Nursing students for taking Blood Pressure
  • The Patterson Press for covering event
  • Way Better Snacks, Beanfields Chips, Chobani Yogurt, Fiber One, Honest Tea, Chipotle, and the Fresh Market for donations


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