The underlying theme of the May 13 Healthy Family Fair presented by the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR), was that in order to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle, you must take a holistic approach.
Each of the expert panelists, Sam Simmons a mental health counselor and founder of Sam Simmons Consulting, Cindy Kaigama of the American Heart Association, Michael Chaney founder of Project Sweetie Pie, Michelle Chiezah of the Minnesota Department of Health, and Erianna Reylets with Children’s Dental Services, discussed issues related to their areas of expertise and expounded on ways in which their areas were connected.
In addition to free health screenings, attendees enjoyed music from KMOJ’s Walter “Q Bear” Banks and food samples. Marcus Karr of Youth Farm cooked and shared healthy food, with ingredients provided by Matter Inc. Attendees were given free boxes of food from Matter, Inc. to take home.
The event was sponsored by the Medtronic Foundation, HealthFair 11 Qmmunity, Matter, Inc., Saint Paul Parks & Recreation, Project Sweetie Pie, and Southside Community Healthy Services, Inc. and the MSR.
Visit MSRNewsOnline.com or Facebook/MNSpokesman-Recorder for more video and photos from the event.
All photos by Chris Juhn