Schuylerville families uncover healthy habits at health fair

Student at health fairMore than 100 kids and their families put on disguises, grabbed secret agent briefcases and magnifying glasses and inspected how to be healthy at the fourth annual Parents as Education Partners (PEP) Kids’ Health Fair. The event was held Oct. 17 at Schuylerville Elementary School.

“Our goal was to provide families with an opportunity to learn about how to be healthy in all areas of life: mind, body, family and finances,” health fair creator Cathleen Buff said. “The 34 exhibitors who set up booths helped make the fair a success by sharing their expertise.”

The Schuylerville food services team set up a booth, dubbed “I Spy School Lunch,” at which families learned how to build a healthy lunch. As part of the activity, families had to “spy” what was missing from eight school lunch trays to create a complete school lunch. Families were encouraged to go around the table and fix the school meal trays with actual school food items. The booth also featured flyers promoting Schuylerville’s school lunch program and MySchoolBucks point-of-sale system.

“We had a great time explaining school nutrition and what we offer to both parents and students,” Food Services Manager Kristy Wilbur said. “We think families had a good time playing with their food in this fun, but educational, event.”