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Heathe Trichel
The event was community health service project.
Nursing students present health education fair
Youngsters in PreK-ninth grade were invited
Tamara Baxter, Asst. Professor of Nursing

NATCHITOCHES – Fifth level clinical nursing students from Northwestern State University’s Natchitoches campus organized a student health education fair in the Ebarb community in Sabine Parish earlier this summer.

 Ebarb students in PreK through ninth grade who were enrolled in the PALS (Positive Alternatives for Learning Success) program visited health stations where they learned about healthy lifestyles, infection control (hand-washing), the effects of smoking and juuling, the importance of exercise to heart health, central nervous system and reaction times and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for fun. Stations also addressed careers in health care and nutrition choices. 

“The fifth level clinical students will be graduating this semester and this was their community health service project,” explained Tamara Baxter, assistant professor and coordinator of Natchitoches campus nursing.

Pictured: Heather Trichel of Many discussed the health risks of sugary drinks with students attending the health education fair.