02/21/2008

WVU Pharmacy students make healthy living fun for children

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Can carrot sticks and jump ropes have the same appeal for children as potato chips and videogames? West Virginia University School of Pharmacy students will help answer that question during two events for children in Morgantown Saturday, Feb. 23.

Second-year School of Pharmacy students have partnered with the WV Center for Civic Engagement, the Morgantown Fun Factory and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to teach children the importance of eating right and exercising, and that they can have fun while doing it.

The Fun Factory’s 4th Anniversary Celebration will take place at the Mountaineer Mall from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The free event is open to the public and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Activities for children include a dance studio, coloring, household chemical/poison safety and dental health. Activities for parents and guardians include immunization information, commonly dosed medications information and precautions for taking medications during pregnancy. 

The Big Brothers Big Sisters event, “Wild and Crazy Fitness Feud,” will be held at the WVU Recreation Center from noon – 4 p.m. on Saturday.  It is a private function for members of the organization.

The event will include games and activities that educate children about the benefits of being physically active and eating well.

For more information about the WVU School of Pharmacy, visit www.hsc.wvu.edu/sop/.

    

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For more information:
Amy Newton, School of Pharmacy, (304) 293-7192
anewton@hsc.wvu.edu
an: 2-21-08

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