Vista M.S. 8th Grade Health Fair Is May 2

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Vista Middle School will hold its third annual health fair for eighth graders -12:45-3:15 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014 at the school, 4465 Elks Road.

“Community organizations, parents, and other volunteers will be presenting and assisting with our health fair,” said Vista school nurse Kim Schulmeister.

“We anticipate a successful, well attended, health fair that offers a wide variety of health and safety information from a number of community resources,” said Schulmeister. Eighth-grade students will have the opportunity to learn more about nutrition and exercise, staying safe in the desert, the risks involved when participating in dangerous behaviors and many other important safety and health topics,” she said.

The presenters are as follows:
Body Burn Fitness Training and Wellness
NMSU Department of Nursing Obesity
DABCC Respiratory Therapy Dangers of Inhaling Substances
Internet Health Information Learning to use reliable health internet
Walgreen’s Using over-the-counter & Prescription Medications properly
Region II EMS Hands only CPR
DABCC Radiology Department How x-rays are used to detect illness and injury
District Attorney’s Office Child Abuse Prevention
Las Cruces Police Department Gang Prevention
La Pinon Avoiding Sexual Cyber Bullying/Sexting
Department of Health Tobacco Prevention Program
MMC Cardiovascular Unit Healthy heart/Blood pressure screening
MMC Diabetes Awareness Diabetes educ/Blood sugar checks/substance content in food
Mesilla Fire Department Drug/alcohol Prevention, ‘Beer google’ activity
Incident Command Vehicle Fire Safety-Smoke rig simulates house fire
SWAT Team Function and duties of the SWAT Team
Bomb Squad Function and duties of the Bomb Squad
US Army Child, Youth Services Climbing Wall
Border Patrol Drug awareness/Drug sniffing dogs
Native Air Overview of Helicopter/ Safety/avoiding injury

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