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Children's Health Fair

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In 1979, our Auxiliary sponsored the first Children’s Health Fair for third graders which became a model for auxiliaries throughout the U.S.  Today, on the first Thursday in May approximately 1,200 third graders come together to learn about healthy lifestyles.

In 2014, PinnacleHealth moves into the 35th year of the Children’s Health Fair, the Auxiliary’s premier educational event for third grade students from more than 100 elementary schools in the tri-county region. The event was created to provide preventative health education at an early and important age and originated at a time when health curriculums were not taught in schools. It has grown to reach close to 1,200 children who attend half-day sessions on the first Thursday in May.
 
In the span of 150 minutes, students rotate through ten health and safety stations spending about eight minutes at each station. They are taught about health and safety. Using a learning station concept, children are taught valuable health and safety lessons based on the theme “Healthy is Happy”.  The children travel throughout ten learning stations that capture their attention and present valuable age appropriate health information.  Each station emphasizes a health education concept that can be developed within eight minutes and gives the children the chance to see, hear, participate, choose and have fun learning. The fair focuses on building self-esteem, promoting positive relationships, prompting children to consider healthcare careers and inspiring them to choose healthy lifestyles.
 
This event takes place with the assistance of Auxiliary volunteers, students from Central Pennsylvania College, local high schools, local community organizations, as well as PinnacleHealth staff. Over 100 volunteers help us coordinate the day. 
 
For details, call (717) 231-6320.