Texas Tech Athletics and School of Medicine Pediatric Club Team Up

Kids Fall Health Fair to focus on overall fitness

watermelonThe Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine Pediatrics Club will host the Lubbock Kids Fall Health Fair from noon to 3 p.m. September 24 at the United Supermarkets Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave. The event is in conjunction with Texas Tech Athletics Kids Day.

 

Victoria Wang, second-year medical student and Pediatric Club president, said this year’s health fair will focus on overall fitness.

 

“This year in conjunction with Texas Tech Athletics Kids Day, the Pediatric Club will host the Lubbock Kids Fall Health Fair to provide fun and informative ways for children in our community to learn about better nutrition, exercise and general health,” Wang said. 

 

The fair will be have stations that include:

  • Jumping rope and learning about heart health with stethoscopes
  • Dancing and learning about pedometers
  • Making and running obstacle courses made of recyclable materials
  • Healthy snacks and nutrition by the Rainbow Health Nutrition club
  • Hula hoop activities to learn about respiratory health
  • General health trivia

 
After completion of all the stations, each child receives entry into a drawing for an autographed basketball by Texas Tech Lady Raider’s Basketball Coach Candi Whitaker or a new bicycle.

 

For adults, there will be blood pressure checks by the School of Medicine Barber Shop Project students and free flu shots provided by The Free Clinic. Parents also will have access to global health information.

 

“We invite the community to come have fun and learn as a family how to be healthier,” Wang said.

 

The Lubbock Kids Fall Health Fair is free and open to children ages 6 to 13. To gain entrance to the United Spirit Arena for Texas Tech Kids Day, cost is $5 for parents and children over 12. For more information, contact Wang at victoria.s.wang@ttuhsc.edu.

 

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