Haldane Holds Health Fair

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Second graders meet a new friend.

Haldane recently held the Seventh Annual Haldane Health Fair. Tara Flagler and Dawn Scanga presented a physical activity workshop consisting of a short obstacle course and yoga demonstrations by Alice Sipple. Beth Mosher from the Eat Well Be Well Program sponsored by Blythdale Hospital shared nutrition information about fats, sugars, salt and serving portions. Mr. [Eddie] Crowe’s health class created a display of breakfast foods to help stress the importance of nutrition. Maeve Eng-Wong and Kory Riester presented a Differences Table and Erin Dommermuth shared information about the Green Chimneys Community Outreach Program.

Sandy McKelvey, Kory Reister and Carolyn Llewelyn talked to the children about the Haldane Farm to School and Garden programs. Mary Rice from the Putnam Health Department discussed the importance of recycling and Mr. Mark Wick’s sixth-grade students organized an eco display. Kristen Boyle from the Putnam Health Department gave the children information about Lyme disease and Patti Pelican from Hudson Valley Hospital along with Kyle Mack, PT, DPT, showed how to avoid ACL injuries.

Putnam County Deputy Sheriff Michael Schmdit talked about the dangers of drugs and Beth Shanahan and Robbi Martin shared information about allergies. Janeen Cunningham and Diane Moore from the Putnam County Youth Bureau presented information about the dangers of smoking and the POWR Against Tobacco program. Gina Van Nosdale shared anti-drug information. A Glitter Bug germ display brightened the auditorium.

Haldane extended thanks to all with special thanks to Deirdre Knapp, for organizing the event, the Haldane PTA for financial support, parent volunteers and National Honor Society students.

Photo courtesy of Haldane

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