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Explore healthy lifestyle choices at annual health fair

SPOKANE, Wash. – Health Fair 2011 will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the first floor atrium of the Academic Center at the Washington State University Spokane Riverpoint campus.
 
The free public event is designed to educate and involve the campus and surrounding community in exploring healthy lifestyle choices. It will feature local vendors who represent recreational activities, healthy living, nutrition, health care organizations, fitness and more. 
 
The annual fair is hosted by students from WSU’s program in nutrition and exercise physiology (NEP) in partnership with nursing and pharmacy students and the Riverpoint Campus Wellness Collaborative.
 
NEP students will offer free health screenings, including: blood pressure, body mass index, waist circumference, body composition/body fat analysis, and the Rockport One Mile Fitness Test. College of Nursing students will offer free blood glucose screenings.
 
College of Pharmacy students will offer seasonal flu vaccines for healthy people ages 18 and older who are not pregnant. The cost is $25 (cash only), and receipts will be given for submission to insurance companies.
 
Participants will have the opportunity to donate blood as part of the Inland Northwest Blood Center fall campus blood drive. (Please note that you can donate blood and receive your flu shot on the same day.)
 
Note to editors
Visitors to campus are encouraged to use public transit; STA Route #29 serves Riverpoint. Bike racks are located by every building, and the Centennial Trail provides pedestrian/bike access. Drivers should use the meters in the green parking lots, or park in the Pay and Display lot (cash, coin or debit card) located just off Spokane Falls Boulevard to the west of the South Campus Facility at 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. One-hour parking on city streets is available.
 
About the program in nutrition and exercise physiology
The bachelor of science in nutrition and exercise physiology degree focuses on the effects of nutrition and exercise on human health. The unique curriculum integrates the areas of exercise physiology, human nutrition, biological sciences, and social and psychological sciences. It is the only bachelor’s degree in the U.S. to be both endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and accredited by the American Dietetic Association (ADA).
 
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Sources:
Judy Knuth, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Clinical Instructor, WSU Spokane, 509-368-6721, judyknuth@wsu.edu
Sicco Rood, Riverpoint Campus Wellness Collaborative, WSU Spokane, 509-324-7651, rood@wsu.edu
 
Media contact:
Becki Meehan, WSU Spokane Communications, 509-358-7528, rmeehan@wsu.edu