Healthy Lifestyles Highlighted

Tower gardens were a popular new feature this year as students learn the benefits of growing your own.
Tower gardens were a popular new feature this year as students learn the benefits of growing your own.
Birchwood and Oakwood students teamed resources for a combination blood drive that was administered by the New York Blood Center.
Birchwood and Oakwood students teamed resources for a combination blood drive that was administered by the New York Blood Center.
Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris gets some assistance from one of Suffolk’s Finest and Whitman student Alex Plaisir at the SHED the Meds Display.
Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris gets some assistance from one of Suffolk’s Finest and Whitman student Alex Plaisir at the SHED the Meds Display.

This year’s Health and Wellness Fair, the fourth hosted by the South Huntington School District, provided new and innovative ways to achieve a healthier lifestyle.The attendees at this year’s fair came away smiling and with their arms full of free goodies and resources that will hopefully give them the tools they need to live that healthier lifestyle.

“Thank you to all those who participated in this year's Health and Wellness Fair! It was inspiring to see so many members of our school community working together on behalf of such a worthy cause,” said Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris.   “We are so very fortunate to have staff, local businesses, government agencies, not-for-profit agencies, and parents who care so deeply about healthy living.”

The fair blended professionals in the areas of physical therapy, nursing, dental health, cancer research, sports medicine and safety, drug and alcohol counseling, psychological services, weight loss, exercise, and many more, with the energy and enthusiasm of our district’s students, who were eager to share why they are up on all the very latest in healthy living.

Birchwood and Oakwood students teamed resources for a combination blood drive that was administered by the New York Blood Center.  Suffolk County “Shed the Meds,” sponsored by Legislator Steve Stern and the Suffolk County Police Department had a successful day as a 33-gallon prescription disposal can gradually became full.

Special thanks to Ms. Marian Raspantini, Ms. Jane Samuels, and the dedicated members of the Health and Wellness Committee, as well as the numerous student and staff volunteers that made this event possible. And let’s not forget the 3rd Annual South Huntington "Miles for Michael" 5K Run/Walk/Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 22nd. Additional information is on this website.

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