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Price Elementary - Mini Public Health Fair

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Childhood obesity and mental health stigma are two preventable issues that are continuing to skyrocket in the United States. The Interventions II class at Kent State University was determined to make an effort towards change. As a class we partnered with Price Elementary in Cuyahoga Falls and planned a mini public health fair. On the night of February 26th, we have organized interactive activities and guest speakers to teach children and adults the importance of physical activity, proper diet, and mental health. There will be opportunities for adults to practice meditation, learn how to balance meals, and exercise with their children. For the K-5th grade students, they will be able to learn about My Plate, unhealthy sugars, and easy ways to exercise at home. There will also be stations for people to get their blood pressure taken, participate in trivia, win prizes, eat healthy snacks, and take some community resources home. Our goal is to enhance the community education with fun and easy activities in hopes of preventing childhood obesity and mental health stigma. We would also like it to be known where available resources are for anyone who may need extra help. All observations from the event will be recorded and a post-event survey will be handed to all attendees. Those will be used to evaluate our efforts and make changes for upcoming years. If successful, our class plans to turn this mini public health fair into an annual event and expand our resources to the community.

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As students in Interventions II, our goal is to enhance the community education with fun and easy activities in hopes of preventing childhood obesity and mental health stigma. Therefore, we partnered with Price Elementary and planned a mini public health fair. On the night of February 26th, we have organized interactive activities and guest speakers to teach children and adults the importance of physical activity, proper diet, and mental health. There will be opportunities for children and adults to practice meditation, learn how to balance meals, and easy ways to exercise at home. The mini public health fair will also have stations for people to get their blood pressure taken, participate in trivia, eat healthy snacks, and take some community resources home. All observations from the event will be recorded and a post-event survey will be handed to all attendees. Those will be used to evaluate our efforts and make changes for upcoming years.

Research Category

Professional Practice, Outreach, Engagement

Primary Author's Major

Public Health

Mentor #1 Information

Mrs. Cindy

Widuck

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

April 2019

Research Area

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health Education and Promotion

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Price Elementary - Mini Public Health Fair

Childhood obesity and mental health stigma are two preventable issues that are continuing to skyrocket in the United States. The Interventions II class at Kent State University was determined to make an effort towards change. As a class we partnered with Price Elementary in Cuyahoga Falls and planned a mini public health fair. On the night of February 26th, we have organized interactive activities and guest speakers to teach children and adults the importance of physical activity, proper diet, and mental health. There will be opportunities for adults to practice meditation, learn how to balance meals, and exercise with their children. For the K-5th grade students, they will be able to learn about My Plate, unhealthy sugars, and easy ways to exercise at home. There will also be stations for people to get their blood pressure taken, participate in trivia, win prizes, eat healthy snacks, and take some community resources home. Our goal is to enhance the community education with fun and easy activities in hopes of preventing childhood obesity and mental health stigma. We would also like it to be known where available resources are for anyone who may need extra help. All observations from the event will be recorded and a post-event survey will be handed to all attendees. Those will be used to evaluate our efforts and make changes for upcoming years. If successful, our class plans to turn this mini public health fair into an annual event and expand our resources to the community.