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Ninth Annual Health Fair deemed a success

FALLBROOK – Nearly 1000 people attended the Ninth Annual Community Health Fair sponsored by the Fallbrook Healthcare District at La Paloma Elementary School on April 10. With the aid of 16 co-sponsors and 150 volunteers, the event took place over four hours and included health screenings, information/education booths, games, entertainment, and healthy snacks. Organizers said volunteers, sponsors and booth managers all came together to provide a special healthful event.

Screenings were provided free of charge for cholesterol, glucose, BMI, body fat, blood pressure, dental and vision. The providers did their best to serve as many as possible with efficiency and accuracy followed by interpretation of what the study means in the individual’s health and well-being. When indicated, they were directed to follow-up with their own personal physician.

Entertainment was provided with music, enthusiasm, color and talent by the members of Children’s Acting School & Theater (CAST) and by Baile Citlali under direction of Miguel Trejo. There were also demonstrations and audience participation in exercise programs led by volunteers. Also on stage were all of the contestants in the Miss Fallbrook and Miss Teen Fallbrook pageant.

Prizes included gas cards, flowers, groceries, sports equipment, emergency preparedness packs and scooters.

There were 44 booths with information and activities all geared to health and well-being. The Sheriff’s Senior Patrol directed traffic throughout the day.

Activities varied from jump rope to hula hoops and bean tosses plus the Alpine Slide, Moore’s Mountain and the fun Sumo Wrestler suits.

Fallbrook Healthcare District has announced next year’s community health fair will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011.


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