To help kick off WATCH Week in Fort Bend ISD schools, FBISD and the Fort Bend Medical Society Alliance hosted the 7th annual WATCH Your Wellness Health and Fitness Fair that welcomed community members from across the district for a fun and informative gathering that featured free health screenings, immunizations, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, activities and giveaways.
In spite of the cold temperature, families and friends gathered at Sugar Land Town Square to take part in the fair and help spread awareness of the five major risk factors that lead to heart attack and stroke (Weight, Activity, Tobacco, Cholesterol, and Hypertension).
Patrons enjoyed performances by FBISD student groups, including the Colony Meadows Elementary School Choir and the Burton Elementary School Cheerleaders. Members of Austin High School’s HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) and TATU (Teens Against Tobacco Use) organizations educated the crowd about the dangers of tobacco use, and youth members of the Fort Bend Community Prevention Coalition informed guests on the dangers of texting while driving. Youngsters also enjoyed visiting the Radio Disney van to receive fun giveaways, and the Fort Bend Medical Society Alliance booth, where they received free bike helmets as part of the Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program.