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Sibilly School Plans Annual Nutrition Fair

March 23, 2009 – Joseph Sibilly Elementary School will host its annual Nutrition Fair at 9 a.m., on Thursday, March 26, at the school's main campus, according to a press release from Principal Dr. Lois Hassell-Habtes. The event, coordinated by the school's nurse in conjunction with other components of school staff and teachers, celebrates National Nutrition Month®.
"The annual Sibilly Nutrition Fair was started in celebration of National Nutrition Month and toward encouraging and promoting nutrition and healthy eating," said school nurse Janette Woods. "Our fair features a wide variety of nutritional foods and beverages presented by the various classes and during which students will provide explanations of the various foods, their corresponding groupings and benefits."
This year we have incorporated a health and wellness component to the fair that features presentations and screenings by various medical professionals and related organizations. A few of the areas that will be covered include: dental and vision screenings, CPR demonstrations, and blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar screenings. We will also have several representatives from the Department of Health on site to discuss nutrition, Immunization Clinic, and other areas of concern."
Woods said, "We are very excited about the event and hope that members of the community will come out and join us as we engage parents and community in nutrition, wellness and healthy lifestyles."
National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
For more information, contact Janette Woods at 774-7001.

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