Nebraska Methodist College Nursing Students Set to Host Fourth Annual Health Fair for Elementary Students, Families

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Nebraska Methodist College will host its fourth annual health fair at Minne Lusa Elementary School. Numerous Omaha organizations will take part in this event, which centers on health promotion and community.

Nebraska Methodist College invites Minne Lusa Elementary School students and their families to the fourth annual Community Health Fair on Tuesday, April 25.

Nursing students from NMC again will host this important community event, which provides a free hot meal, raffle prizes and fun activities. Participants also will have a chance to interact and participate with many healthcare and community organizations. Last year’s event drew more than 500 people.

This year, the event has been coordinated by Bachelor of Science in Nursing students Ashley Coffiel and Emily Rollag.

"Our primary objectives of the health fair are to offer health-related education, health screenings and free, healthy meal for the students, families and surrounding neighborhood community,” said Casey Shapiro, a junior Bachelor of Science in Nursing student at NMC.

The NMC students are coordinating a drive to send food and care packages home with families. Minne Lusa has one of the highest free and reduced school lunch rates in Omaha Public Schools at over 87.8 percent. The NMC Mobile Diabetes Center also will be in attendance to offer free health screenings.

Community members can support the students and their families before or after the event by making a donation through Nebraska Methodist College's Clark Center at 720 N. 87th Street. Toiletries, clothing, nonperishable food and raffle prizes, such as toys, are needed.

Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, open to the public Where: Minne Lusa Elementary School (2728 Ida Street, Omaha)
Activities: Health screenings, free meal, music, games and meet and greet with firefighters and police officers.

Nebraska Methodist College – the Josie Harper Campus, based in Omaha, has been teaching the meaning of care for 125 years and counting. An affiliate of Methodist Health System, NMC offers certificate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees both on campus and online. Nebraska Methodist College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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