Jordan Bahnsen Jordan Bahnsen is a communications associate in DMU’s marketing and communications office. April 23, 2012Second annual kids health fair offers fitness activities, teaches healthy habits In an effort to promote physical activity and fight obesity, Des Moines University students are holding the Mission: Active health fair, a free event for kids on Saturday, May 5.The second annual health fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the courtyard outside the Student Education Center, 3300 Grand Avenue. Kids can expect to conquer an obstacle course, play fun, new games and learn about healthy lifestyles. In all, 25 different activity stations will be available, including:Let’s Get Moving: Why exercise?Dribble with SURGE: Mascot of the Iowa EnergyDance Off: Learn new hip hop dance movesMonkey Around with MJ: Mascot from Monkey Joe’sFeeling Fruity? Truths about processed foodsWhy Medicine is Not Candy: Meet Katy the KangarooLather Up: Sunscreen is keyVitamins: Why take ‘em?Put Your Left Foot In: Balance screensRub-a-dub-dub: Give your teeth a scrub“Living a healthy lifestyle is rewarding today as well as in the years to come. Our goal is to show kids how easy it is to make healthy choices and be physically active in a fun way,” said Meghan Wooster, D.O. student and event co-organizer. “We want to share the knowledge we have gained as medical students to reach out and improve the health and wellness of children in the Des Moines area.”All families with grade school-aged children are invited to attend this free event. For more information, visit www.dmu.edu/event/mission-active-kids-health-fair or call 515-271-1374.[release] Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.