To kick off WATCH Week, March 4-8, Fort Bend ISD and the Fort Bend Medical Society Alliance will host the 7th Annual WATCH Your Wellness Health and Fitness Fair on Saturday, March 2, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, in the Sugar Land Town Square. The free event welcomes all families and community members and kicks off WATCH Week in FBISD schools.
WATCH (Weight, Activity, Tobacco, Cholesterol and Hypertension) is a heart health awareness program that highlights the five major risk factors contributing to heart attack and stroke. The program also promotes choices for healthy lifestyles and reducing obesity. The WATCH Your Wellness Health and Fitness Fair will provide families with information and activities to promote good health.
Among the many offerings will be: Radio Disney (sponsored by H-E-B), entertainment provided by FBISD student groups, health screenings (bone density, blood pressure and blood glucose), immunizations by Access Family Health*, cooking demonstrations by Recipe for Success, child ID cards and fire safety presentations by the Sugar Land Police and Fire Departments, a Teddy Bear Clinic provided by Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, giveaways and lots of other fun activities.
Representatives from the American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association, as well as family practice physicians and medical staff, will be available to answer questions regarding diabetes hypertension and heart health. Iron Man Sports Medicine Clinic staff will provide information pertaining to sports injuries. The Fort Bend Medical Society Alliance will sponsor free bike helmet giveaways as part of the Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program, created to help reduce brain injuries and encourage children to exercise.
The health and fitness fair will offer a fun time for all; so, don’t miss this free event.
*Note: Immunizations will be provided to students under age 18. If children are covered through CHIP or Medicaid, please bring the card. Parents must be present with a copy of the child’s immunization record for 7th grade immunizations and the Meningococcal vaccine for college students.