Students at Leo F. Giblyn Elementary School were given a dose of helpful information during a school health and wellness fair, presented by a team of visiting senior nursing students from Molloy College.
As part of their community health course work at Molloy, these nursing students entertained the students with a series of engaging presentations they had created while also dispensing simple tips that can lead to improved health and well-being.
“The nursing students are well-equipped to relate healthy habits to children,” said Molloy College Associate Professor of Nursing Elaine Burger. The presence of the nursing students at the fair was part of an ongoing relationship between Molloy College and Freeport Schools. Freeport High School students Margaret Moore, Maria Halton and Kayla King-Sumner and Giblyn school nurse Agnes Ford-Burgess helped facilitate the event.
The fair’s displays promoted better wellness through dental care, personal hygiene, fitness and exercise, and the monitoring of daily eating routines. Students were given take-home handouts and flyers to reinforce the fair’s messages.