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SBI-White Plains Family Wellness Week Kick Off

August 7, 2013 General 0 Comments

Sanford Brown White Plains Family Wellness Week Kick OffThe kick-off of Wellness Week at Sanford-Brown Institute started with free blood pressure screenings in the BISTRO cafeteria Monday through Wednesday. Students from the Medical Assistant program performed blood pressure screenings on visitors and patrons.

On Thursday, August 1st 2013, we had the pleasure of holding our first family wellness event at our campus. This day was dedicated to the education of our students' children, family, friends and visitors on how to help children become healthier. Seventy children and adults attended this event.

This day consisted of multiple events in which our students presented information on how to promote a healthy lifestyle for parents and children alike. The rooms were all running at the same time; students and their families were able to partake in making "macaroni skeletons", a body parts matching game, indoor exercise routines for kids, and CPR for kids. Students also presented projects on the food pyramid, the importance of hydration, the difference between whole wheat pasta and white pasta, immunizations and hygiene. Mayor Thomas Roach of White Plains was a special guest reader for story time in our Resource Center. The most popular attraction of the day was the children's health screening room; students and faculty participated in vision testing for children, growth chart measurements and BMI measurements. The children were very excited to receive goodie bags including a squeezable doctor bear, jump rope, coloring book and crayons and a healthy food diagram.

The events of this past week were such a tremendous success due to the teamwork of the entire campus. Everyone from the Business Office, Admissions, and Academics pulled together to make the event such a success. A special "thank you" goes out to Brenda Cortes and Lisa Chiaramonte for their incredible organizational skills and teamwork.

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