Huntington University to host grade-school health tour

Huntington, Ind.—

What: Five hundred fourth graders from Huntington County Schools will be on campus for a health and wellness tour. The program is designed to provide students with awareness about the state of their health and teach them healthy lifestyle behaviors. The health tour will offer various health education activities plus several health screenings. The screenings include blood pressure, dental, height/weight and body mass index. The children will tour around 12 different stations. Some include…Weight Ville Wyoming, Pressure-burg Pennsylvania, and Walking West Virginia.

Sponsors of the health tour include the United Way, the YMCA, Parkview Huntington Hospital and Huntington University.

Participating schools include Andrews Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Horace Mann Elementary, Northwest Elementary, Roanoke Elementary, Flint Springs Elementary, Lancaster Elementary and Salamonie Elementary.

When: TODAY, Thursday, May 3, 2007 – There are 2 sessions: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Huntington University in the Merillat Complex for Physical Education and Recreation

Sources available at the event: Kay Schwob, director of the Enterprise Resource Center, 359-4104 or

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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