Over 70 vendors welcomed 1,000 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Park Forest's Health and Wellness Fair.
The organizer of this Health & Wellness Fair Andrea Buchan explains, "We're trying to get across the importance of staying healthy and exercising every day."
Everything from healthy taste testing, to a blender station full of fruity smoothies filled the student's palettes.
Hunter Mona. a 6th grader at Park Forest Middle School liked the choices. "If you eat a better diet, the healthier you will be and the more exercise you get the better, but not too much exercise or you'll wear yourself down."
These kids tried everything.
Organizers also tried to show some uncommon ways to get moving......like dancing with Wii.
"They're just trying to show that everyday things can turn into be healthy lifestyle choices, playing the Wii they love playing vide games and don't realize that it's actually good exercise for them"
You can just live a better life - without worries
And for this 6th grader, this Fair also showed how to prepare for any situation...Including CPR.
Grace McDonough, 6th grader, Park Forest Middle School says, "It teaches how to stay healthy and stay active. You can get yourself ready for any situations."