Health Education Day planned at Vermillion schools

Health Education Day planned at Vermillion schools According to recent studies, America's children are gaining weight, exercising less, and even struggling with stress and anxiety.  To help children develop healthy habits at an early age and stay on a healthy path as young adults after high school, Sanford Vermillion Medical Center has partnered with the USD Department of Nursing, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Departments, School of Business and the Vermillion School District to host a Health Education Day for sixth, seventh and eighth graders as well as high school seniors in Vermillion. Health Education Day was held Thursday, April 9, at Vermillion Middle School and Vermillion High School from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Students from the University of South Dakota Department of Nursing, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs and School of Business will provide education in a variety of topics including nutrition (portion control/fast food/eating habits/energy drinks), fitness and the importance of daily physical activity, body image, personal safety, finances, sleep deprivation, stress management, tobacco use/lung health, and several other health related topics.

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