Northern Health to help provide kindergarten students with a healthy start in Smithers

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Protecting children against illness and ensuring they have a healthy future is the focus of the annual Kindergarten Health Fair for local children entering Kindergarten in September 2019. The free program will be running April 24, 25, and 26, 2019 at the Smithers Public Health Unit.

Sponsored by Northern Health, the event provides a one-stop venue for immunization; vision, dental and hearing screenings; as well as injury prevention and nutritional information. Parents are offered further support if their child is found to be in need.

Providing health services and health information are part of a comprehensive school health approach, which addresses all areas of health through education, policies, community partnerships and the surrounding school environment. Children can reach their full potential as learners when their physical, emotional, and mental health is at its best.

Approximately 150 kindergarten children and their guardians are expected to attend the free Kindergarten Health Fair. The event helps young children get off to a healthy start with their school career, so they can effectively learn as much as possible about the world around them.

For more information about appointment times or to book an appointment for the Kindergarten Health Fair, please contact the Smithers Health Unit at 250-847-6400.