Scenes from the Social Circle Elementary CIS Health Fair

A Healthy Start and A Healthy Future - it's one of the CIS 5 Basics, and it was the focus of the CIS Health Fair planned by Site Coordinator Debra Rakestraw and her site team at Social Circle Elementary School.  All 400+ students worked their way through stations screening for vision, hearing, blood pressure, height and weight before hitting the exhibits for fruit smoothies, free toothbrushes, healthy snacks and information on nutrition, hygiene, bus safety, alcohol and drug awareness, and personal safety. 

Students gather in the gym to work their way through exhibits with
the community members who came out to share information and resources

"This is more fun than field day," said one fourth-grader, which is saying a lot. CIS Site Coordinator Debra Rakestraw sees the importance of engaging students and their parents in making healthy choices.  "They can't do well in school if they have health problems," she said.  "When they aren't well, they miss school, can't focus, and sometimes have discipline problems.  This health fair lets us talk to parents about problems we might find and lets the kids get the help they need."

Kids line up for fruit smoothies from Walton Athletic 24 - delicious and nutritious!
Volunteers help out moving 400 students
through the blood pressure check. 
Students had their stats recorded on a
passport to take home and share with parents

Students were given free toothbrushes and
toothpaste samples

The school nurse provided vision screenings

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