By: Marcus Johnson, Director Customer Service & Community Relations Phoebe Sumter
Be Young, Be Active, Be Healthy is the theme at this year’s Children’s Health Fair hosted by Phoebe Sumter. Children and their parents are invited to this free event on Saturday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Columns Building at Boone Park, located at 408 Rucker Street in Americus.
“Our Children’s Health Fair is such a fun event and we look forward to hosting it each year. Children are our future and teaching them how to live healthy, active lifestyles is important for their growth and development,” said Brandi Lunneborg, CEO, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center.
Free health screenings will be offered for children ages 5 to 17. Screenings include: weight, BMI, blood pressure and blood sugar. It is important to note that children should not eat after midnight the night before for an accurate blood sugar screening. The Rural Georgia Healthy Housing Advisory Group will be on-site to provide soil screening for lead. Those interested need to bring a soil sample in a one-quart Ziploc bag. Free school supplies will be given out while supplies last.
In addition to education booths, there will be music, games, a dance contest and a young chefs cooking contest. A healthy lunch will be provided to children participating.