St. Paul Third Graders Learn Healthy Habits Annual Four-Day Health Fair Held At United Hospital

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Allina Hospitals & Clinics

    ST. PAUL, Minn., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Every
 spring St. Paul third graders head to United Hospital for a free health fair
 offered by the Ramsey Medical Society Alliance (RMSA).
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000407/ALLINAHCLOGO )
     Body Language is a health education awareness program developed by the
 Ramsey Medical Society Alliance in 1986.  The alliance volunteers educate
 approximately 1,200 St. Paul public school third graders each spring.  Because
 the free event meets health curriculum requirements, the fair is very popular
 with local teachers.
     Three sessions are held daily from April 23-26, with more than 100
 students at each.  The 1 1/2 hour sessions start at 8:30 and 10:20 a.m., and
 12:10 p.m. daily.  Each session includes seven exhibits to teach kids about
 bones, fitness, anti-smoking, nutrition, safety, mental health and more.
     At each exhibit students observe and participate in hands-on
 demonstrations.  The students learn safety information including the Heimlich
 maneuver, bicycle safety and proper exercise.  Hands-on activities include
 listening to each other's hearts with stethoscopes, and a bingo game about
 good nutrition.  Exhibits also include actual medical paraphernalia such as
 x-rays, casts, cast cutters and real bones.
     One of the most popular stops is always the model hospital room where
 students learn about the tools and techniques used in hospital visits.
 Volunteers also try to minimize children's anxiety about visits to hospitals
 and doctor's offices.  There will also be a high-tech heart model on hand for
 children to view, as well as a visit by an anti-smoking super hero.
     RMSA members are physicians' spouses dedicated to the health of our
 community.  United Hospital donates the use of the Heart and Lung Building
 conference center for the site of the health fair, and a large educational
 grant to fund the project.
     United Hospital is part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, a non-profit
 network of hospitals, clinics and other health care services.  Allina
 Hospitals & Clinics provide care throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
 Allina Hospitals & Clinics can be found on-line at http://www.allina.com
 
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    ST. PAUL, Minn., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Every
 spring St. Paul third graders head to United Hospital for a free health fair
 offered by the Ramsey Medical Society Alliance (RMSA).
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000407/ALLINAHCLOGO )
     Body Language is a health education awareness program developed by the
 Ramsey Medical Society Alliance in 1986.  The alliance volunteers educate
 approximately 1,200 St. Paul public school third graders each spring.  Because
 the free event meets health curriculum requirements, the fair is very popular
 with local teachers.
     Three sessions are held daily from April 23-26, with more than 100
 students at each.  The 1 1/2 hour sessions start at 8:30 and 10:20 a.m., and
 12:10 p.m. daily.  Each session includes seven exhibits to teach kids about
 bones, fitness, anti-smoking, nutrition, safety, mental health and more.
     At each exhibit students observe and participate in hands-on
 demonstrations.  The students learn safety information including the Heimlich
 maneuver, bicycle safety and proper exercise.  Hands-on activities include
 listening to each other's hearts with stethoscopes, and a bingo game about
 good nutrition.  Exhibits also include actual medical paraphernalia such as
 x-rays, casts, cast cutters and real bones.
     One of the most popular stops is always the model hospital room where
 students learn about the tools and techniques used in hospital visits.
 Volunteers also try to minimize children's anxiety about visits to hospitals
 and doctor's offices.  There will also be a high-tech heart model on hand for
 children to view, as well as a visit by an anti-smoking super hero.
     RMSA members are physicians' spouses dedicated to the health of our
 community.  United Hospital donates the use of the Heart and Lung Building
 conference center for the site of the health fair, and a large educational
 grant to fund the project.
     United Hospital is part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, a non-profit
 network of hospitals, clinics and other health care services.  Allina
 Hospitals & Clinics provide care throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
 Allina Hospitals & Clinics can be found on-line at http://www.allina.com
 
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