Riverside Middle School to host Health and Wellness Fair


March 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Riverside Middle School in Carson will host its Second Annual Health and Wellness Fair this Thursday, March 15th, from 8:30-a.m. to 3:15-p.m.  The event, which is open to the public,  begins with a keynote address at 8:30-a.m. by Charity Campbell, Iowa’s Teacher of the Year, who serves at the Norwalk Middle School. Campbell was named Iowa’s Teacher of the Year in September, by Governor Terry Branstad.

The Health Fair portion of the days’ activities runs from 9-am until 2-pm. Sessions will cover: Health Insurance; Shaken Baby Syndrome; Muscle fatigue, endurance and strength; fitness activities, and more. In addition display tables will be available for viewing from: the Pottawattamie County Tobacco Prevention Coalition; Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau; East Pott. 4-H and ISU Extension; Riverside Youth Sports; Pott. Co. EMA and the Carson Fire Department, to name a few.

Health and Wellness checks will be offered during the Health and Wellness Fair, and include: Dental Screening; BMI (Body Mass Index); Blood pressure; Massage Therapy and Vision screeing. The day concludes with a “Think First” Assembly from 2:15-3:15pm, which is designed to educate young people about making good decisions.

The Riverside Middle School is located at 330 Pleasant Street, in Carson.