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.