Imhotep Charter to host community health fair on Tuesday
December 3, 2012By Yasmein James for NewsWorks
Imhotep Institute Charter High School will host its first annual community health fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
The event, called "A Healthy Tomorrow Starts Today," is an intergenerational health fair which will focus on healthy lifestyles via nutrition and fitness. It is free and open to the public.
"We feel it is important to provide information and resources for the community to assist with some of the health issues that they are experiencing," said Michelle Kellum-Harrison, community outreach coordinator. "We really wanted to bring awareness to our young people who should learn proper nutrition and health care at an early age."
During the health fair, attendees will be able to receive free health screenings, flu shots and dental cleanings.
There will also be roundtable discussion about health in the African-American community. Representatives from the Sickle Cell Association, American Red Cross and Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund will be on hand, as will LA Fitness, which will teach basic at-home fitness routines.
Ashe Holistic Health will share ideas about making health snacks and provide fruit and vegetable smoothie samples.
Imhotep Charter is located at the corner of N. 21st and W. Godfrey streets in East Germantown.