|Representatives from Say Ahhh! Pediatric Dentistry interact with visitors at the inaugural CFISD Health Expo on Oct. 11 at the Berry Center. More than 2,800 guests attended the community-wide event.|
CFISD raised more than $10,000 for the Health Organization of Physical Educators (H.O.P.E.) scholarship at the CFISD Health Expo, held Oct. 11 at the Berry Center.
More than 2,800 visitors attended the Health Expo, which offered numerous health and wellness opportunities for CFISD parents, employees and the surrounding community. Event sponsors were Memorial Hermann, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Bridgeland, Next Level Urgent Care, the Cy-Fair Federal Credit Uncion and Shield Bearer.
“The success of the Health Expo was a result of the partnership of all the CFISD departments and the surrounding community,” said Kristina Perez, director of community programs. “We accomplished our goal of equipping visitors with health and safety knowledge while they enjoyed an enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere.”
Student performances took place every 15 minutes, featuring choirs, dancing groups and martial arts demonstrations.
Many business vendors offered interactive booths for visitors. At the H-E-B booth, community coordinator Marti Owens and Cypress Market showtime manager Chris Mszar gave cooking demonstrations and distributed samples of organic popcorn and H-E-Buddy whole grain grahams.
“It was a great event that we were proud to participate in. Physical education is one of the pillars we love to support at H-E-B,” Owens said. “We were amazed at some of the questions the students had. They were very informed and interested in nutrition.”
Perez said she is already looking forward to the second annual Health Expo next year.
“We have received nothing but compliments, but we certainly intend on making it a bigger and better annual event,” Perez said. “There were so many different aspects to the Health Expo—there was something for everybody.”
|Health Expo visitors had the opportunity to walk laps around the second floor concourse with “superheroes” like Batgirl, Ashley Adams.|
|H-E-B community coordinator Marti Owens, left, and Cypress Market showtime manager Chris Mszar create a healthy blend of vegetables and fruits to distribute to visitors to their booth at the inaugural CFISD Health Expo.|
|The Sampson ES choir, under the direction of Adrienne Applewhite, performs for the Health Expo crowd.|
|CFISD students visit the CFISD Police Department booth, where guests learned safety tips from CFPD officers.|