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Health expo promotes wellness culture at Skyline

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Members of the Skyline Cooking Club greeted students at the expo. Sitting left to right are Olivia Foster, Katherine Horning, Charde Madovia-Bey and Savannah Myers Moore. Standing is Phoebe Bennett.

 

Skyline High School held its first Wellness Expo today, and Skyline Commons was filled with local health- oriented community organizations and student clubs promoting awareness about wellness.

The expo reflected the school’s Health & Medicine Bio-Medical Sciences Magnet promotion of personal responsibility for health and wellness this year.

Last fall, students named and launched the SkyWell initiative, and started a monthly SkyWell Club.

Organizations including Ozone House, The Corner Health Center, Neutral Zone, and the American Red Cross used the opportunity to promote their messages of positive health choices for teens, and the SkyWell Club raffled donated prizes such as fitness club memberships, gift cards and fitness packs.

At the expo, which was open to all Skyline students and teachers, students surveyed their peers to gain important baseline information which will drive future programs.

“We wanted to create awareness of the importance of proper hydration, proper sleep, physical activity and nutrition,” said Megan Bachand, director of operations at mynutratek.com, which co-sponsored the two-hour event.

MyNutratek LLC, a Brighton-based corporation, made its personal responsibility health record available to any student who signed up for it. The health and wellness tool, specifically designed for students, empowers users to plan and track their food and caloric intake, sleep, water consumption and physical activity.

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Alli Schulcz gives a prize to Sidne Fonville for filling out a survey, as Nadina Hassan looks on. All three are juniors at Skyline.

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Christopher Wilks waits to collect a wellness survey filled out by Matt Swain.

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Phoebe Bennett and Andrew Medd check out the exhibits at the  expo.

Phoebe Bennett.

Junior Eli Kirshner signs up to learn more information at www.myNutratek.com.

Junior Eli Kirshner signs up for more wellness information at www.myNutratek.com.

 

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2 Comments to Health expo promotes wellness culture at Skyline

  1. Mrs F. Nell Thomas // January 31, 2015 at 11:29 am //

    As a retired teacher, I am very impressed by the student’s dedication and hard work at Skyline.

  2. Glynda Wilks // January 31, 2015 at 2:32 pm //

    Thank you for highlighting this exciting student event that took place at Skyline High School. Skyline is an outstanding school, and our community needs to be aware of all the great things happening there.

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