Hurray for health!: Greenpoint school hosts health fair for kids

Plant a grin: Sydney Roper, 9, smiles with her jade plant during PS 31 Samuel F. DuPont Elementary School’s health fair.
Photo by Caroline Ourso


Hurray for health!

It was a fit-ting event.

A Greenpoint elementary school hosted a health fair on May 5, where kids and parents learned the ABCs of keeping fit.

The event, which was hosted by PS 31, Samuel F. DuPont Elementary School, located on Meserole Avenue between Guernsey and Lorimer streets, included taste testings featuring healthy foods, and phsyical activities such as yoga, dance, martial arts, Zumba, games, and gardening.

The fair was made possible by a grant provided by Action for Healthy Kids to the Greenpoint elementary school earlier this year, and coincides with Every Kid Healthy Week, which the group created as an annual event to highlight efforts by schools to promote nutrition, physical activity, and wellness amongst students.

PS 31 was one of 30 schools throughout the city to host events in observance of Every Kid Healthy Week, which occurs during the last week of April, and has been celebrated by more than 7,000 schools.— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.

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