Health Expo at Audubon Park Elementary

audubon parkAudubon Park Elementary will host its 4th annual Health Expo on Thursday, April 8.  This year’s theme  is Sprinting to a Healthier You.

Designed to make students and families aware of ways they can live healthier lives, the Health Expo will include over 27 vendors. They will  provide information to help students and parents get physically active and eat healthy.

The Health Expo is  organized and hosted by Audubon’s Healthy School Team.  Two years ago about 200 people attended the Expo, and last year that number doubled to almost 400.  Audubon hopes to set a new record this year.

This year’s Health Expo is part of a larger Healthy Living Week that is scheduled April 8 – 12.  Each day during Healthy Living Week, Audubon is educating  students on how they can live a healthier life.  Activities planned range from an Olympic sprinter talking about exercise, to lessons on maintaining proper emotional health, good nutrition, avoiding drugs, and dental and personal hygiene.

As a special surprise for the students, the Health Expo will feature an obstacle course where students will do different physical activities while answering questions about how they can be healthy.  Parents will also have a special surprise.  By getting at least eight signatures from different vendors they visit, parents will be eligible for raffle prizes ranging from a soccer summer camp voucher to free exercise classes.