HealthCorps Hosts Highway to Health Fair

144338167SACRAMENTO – A national organization is helping locals make the journey to good health. HealthCorps hosts its Highway to Health Fair at the Sacramento Convention Center on Saturday, March 29.

The free interactive health fair is scheduled to run from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. Activities may include fitness demonstrations and competitions; cooking demonstrations and nutritious food samples; health materials and equipment giveaways; Health screenings and tests may include: Cholesterol tests, HIV Rapid Testing, nutrition consultations, breast exams and screenings for asthma, blood pressure/hypertension, dental, vision, hearing, and prostate health; and consultations with local health and fitness professionals. There will also be live entertainment and appearances by Sacramento Kings talent.

HealthCorps is a 501(c)3 founded in 2003 by heart surgeon and Daytime Emmy Award-winning host, Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa Oz to combat the childhood obesity crisis. HealthCorps is building a nationwide movement to implement an innovative in-school model that inspires teens to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.

HealthCorps Highway to Health festivals are held in HealthCorps communities across the nation. Each festival showcases neighborhood health resources typically located in and around its program high schools.

By organizing these community festivals, HealthCorps promotes awareness of a healthy lifestyle’s benefits, especially nutrition, physical fitness and mental resiliency. Empowering students to become educated consumers and health activists, HealthCorps Coordinators and students, with the help of partner organizations, take their upbeat message to underserved communities.

Organizers call the local event a “perfect opportunity for students and families to improve their nutrition in a fun and delicious way.”

The Sacramento Convention Center is located at 1400 J Street. For more, visit http://healthcorps.org.

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