Proviso East Health Fair on March 27 and 28 brought together PEHS students, community agencies, and Loyola University Students to promote health!
The theme for this year's 12th annual health fair was "Eat Right, Live Right, Feel Right." During this two-day event, Proviso East High School (PEHS) students visited more than 50 interactive booths set up in the gym.
The Proviso Partners for Health booth was staffed by Deniene Willis, who spoke to the Proviso East students about PP4H’s roll in the community. She also encouraged student’s interest in urban gardening /PP4H’s Giving garden and the Community Leadership Academy. Ann Andreoni, PP4H District 89 Wellness leader, was at the health fair supervising Loyola nursing students who staffed many of the health booths.
Other booth topics included healthy eating, avoiding risky behaviors such as e-cig vaping, countering myths about marijuana, and the value of immunizations. Students were especially interested “Stop the Bleed”, a booth that used simulated bloody limbs to demonstrate how to apply an emergency tourniquet using materials on hand such as backpack straps, clothing, and shoe laces. The social and emotional needs of young people were addressed through booths on stress reduction, recognizing signs of suicide risk, and how to combat cyber bullying.
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