Nursing Health Fair to showcase health promotion across the lifespan

Date: Monday March 14, 2015
Time: 9am to 5:30pm
Where: West Atrium, CEP campus (Building A)
This event is open to the UFV community and the general public

From tips for grandparents on how to support breastfeeding to the facts about ‘study drugs’ for university students, this year’s Health Fair offers advice for the entire family.

Running 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14, the fair is hosted by fourth-year UFV’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing students, continuing a tradition that spans nearly 15 years. Fairs traditionally operate once in the spring and fall, with students creating booths and offering advice on approved health promotion topics.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages to ask our nursing students questions and learn about health-related resources in our community,” says co-organizer and BSN assistant professor Kate McCulloch.

The fair has a longstanding history of allowing students to prepare for relevant health promotion topics and deliver accurate, important information on a variety of health topics to a variety of ages.

This year’s topics include 13 displays: stress and lifestyle management; healthy sleep habits; physical activity; screen time for young children; childhood mental health; healthy childhood weights; study drugs; mental wellness for university students; emergency preparedness; breastfeeding promotion; effects of UFV rays/tanning booths; effects of smoking; and hypertension (high blood pressure).

For more information on the health fair, contact Kate McCulloch at 604-792-0025 (local 2401).

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