AgCenter Staff Participate in Health Fair

12/1/2010 2:47:14 AM

Staff from Southern University AgCenter and LSU AgCenter participated in the first health fair sponsored by Turner Chapel A.M.E. church on Sept.12, 2010. The theme of the event, Spiritually Healthy, had the support of many health organizations. Doctors and nurses from Lallie Kemp Regional Madical Center in Independence, Louisiana, Southeast Medical Center in Greensburg, Louisiana, and the St. Helena Parish Health Unit participated as well.

The SU and LSU AgCenter staff were able to show adults and children the proper techniques of handwashing. Youth and adults were encouratged to use hot or warm water and antibacterial soap to wash their hands for twenty seconds while singing the birthday song. They were then encouraged to use a paper towel to turn off the water after proper hand washing. An ultraviolet light and Glo-Germs wash was used to detect where their hands were not washed well enough to be clean. This lesson was taught by youth and one adult leader.

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