The event covered topics such as the food pyramid, first aid, burns, oral health, kitchen safety, stranger danger, food allergies, eye health, car safety and bike safety among others.
Student nurses working the different stations have recently learned about age appropriate care in a pediatric classroom and the fair allowed them to put what they have learned into practice, said Allison Brosch, Informatics and Student Success Coordinator.
“It’s important for our students to practice educating the community,” Brosch said.
The Nursing Program holds a health fair for the Club every summer, she added.
To keep member’s attention, information given at stations is kept brief, terms are simplified to help comprehension and posters are colorful and provide pictures.
Nursing student Chelsea Taft educated members about how to protect their eyes such as wearing sunglasses and hats in the sun, providing stickers and candy at the end of the station.
Nursing student Lasey Kabler taught members the importance of buckling up, not distracting the driver and to stop look and listen before crossing the road at her car safety station.
Keyan, a Kinder Camp member, said the bike safety station was his favorite.
“Don’t color the reflectors on your bike with paint. If a truck is behind you they won’t see you,” said Keyan, when asked what he had learned at the health fair.
–Photos Courtesy of the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri.