Student leaders of Live.Life.Healthy (LLH)—a Winter Park High School (WPHS) initiative designed to help inspire fellow students to live a healthier lifestyle—hosted their fourth annual health fair September 30, including a roving limbo station, a chance to test hand-washing skills and homemade face masks.
The health fair consisted of a variety of booths that touched on all aspects of a healthy lifestyle—including eating healthy foods, getting exercise, dental health, stress reduction, and taking steps to avoid skin cancer.
Students staffing each booth provided information and got students involved in related activities.
For example, at the stress reduction table, students were provided with information on healthy foods, physical activity, and other tips to help reduce their stress levels. Students also received a free stress reduction ball.
Since hand washing is an important way to avoid illness, the LLH student leaders gave other students the chance to wash their hands and then used a special light and container to show how much dirt remained. Students received tips to help them do a better job next time.
At the Sugar Busters table, students were asked to guess how much sugar could be found in popular candies and then compare to the sugar in vegetables.
Also popular was the natural face mask booth where students learned how to create a homemade face mask with items commonly found in the home.
Other booths focused on the difference between a vegetarian and a vegan, a taste test between fat-free and regular ice cream, a juicing booth, a smoothie bar, a make a better sandwich bar, and the necessity of good dental health.
LLH student leaders also used the occasion to continue to promote the bike share program which enables students to check out bicycles for free. Additionally, LLH students used mobile technology to poll students about their happiness. A follow up survey, based on the responses from this survey, will be conducted later in the year to identify common barriers and then brainstorm solutions to happiness.
LLH is a student-created and led initiative, founded and supported with grant funding from the Winter Park Health Foundation, to encourage all students to eat healthier and be more active.
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