Free Nittany Lion Health Fair is this Saturday!

Planners for this year's Free Nittany Lion Children's Health Fair

Student and faculty planners for this year's children's health fair include, first row, l to r: PSWS Nursing Instructor Justina Ferguson; Farzana Azizi; Sara Moss; Rebecca Gigliotti; Carissa Zackus; Myranda Polcha; and Angela Reeves. Second row, l to r: PSWS Nursing Instructor and Assistant Chief Academic Officer Michael Evans, Ph.D.; PSWS Nursing Instructor Theresa Baker; PSWS Nursing Instructor Annette Blasi-Strubeck; PSWS Nursing Program Coordinator and Nursing Instructor Milton Evans, Ph.D.; Kiernan Riley; PSWS Nursing Instructor Donna Volpe.

Credit: Penn State

Health care service providers throughout northeast Pennsylvania will be at Penn State Worthington Scranton on Saturday, Sept. 10, to provide health, fitness and safety information and demonstrations aimed at keeping area children happy and healthy, including a variety of free health screenings such as scoliosis screenings and height, weight and blood pressure screenings.

Sponsored in part through a grant from the Robert Y. Moffat Family Charitable Trust and Penn State Worthington Scranton’s Nursing Program, children and their parents will also get to participate in tours of a Fire Safety Smoke House, and fire truck and ambulance.

In addition, children ages 5-12 attending the program will receive a free PSU backpack, as well as giveaways from the various participants that will be at the event.

Activities and booths scheduled to be at the event are: hand-washing demonstration; healthy eating; healthy feet; scoliosis screening/back safety; injury prevention and exercise; dental hygiene; parenting tips; stroke recognition and prevention; sun and skin safety; community resources; height, weight and blood pressure screenings; and Fun with Reading.

Representatives of the Children’s Advocacy Center will also be in attendance.

The event is free to the public. For more information, call the Penn State nursing program at 570-963-2644.