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DHS to offer health fair

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Douglas High School students will be able to get a look at their health, first-hand, March 3.

Washoe Medical Center and Valley health care providers will be holding a Health Fair at the high school for juniors and seniors. The Health Fair is held every other year so all students can take part. This year students can have blood drawn for a blood panel workup. The cost for this is ten dollars and will require parental permission.

New the the Health Fair this year will be demonstrations of Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art. Instructor Nyls Rothfuzs of the Northwest Martial Arts Academy in Gardnerville is a third degree black belt and will be there with several of his students. There will also be displays on skateboarding safety and rock climbing skills.

Students will be able to have their blood pressure taken, their body fat measured, as well as learning about healthy eating and exercise.

“The Health Fair is always well attended,” says coordinator and DHS Instructor Mary Kay Kaluza.

DHS Culinary Skills Instructor Gail Wilcox will be demonstrating healthy and low-fat foods, while the DHS physical education department will be displaying aerobic and various exercise techniques. For more information, call the Douglas High School at 782-5136.

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