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Health fair tests pupils at Karaffa Elementary

October 19, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

TORONTO - A health screening fair held on Sept. 28 at Karaffa Elementary School was a success, according to organizers Katie Long, school district nurse; Ruth Stansbury of Nutrition Inc.; and student nurses from the Trinity School of Nursing.

Second-year instructors Pat Anderson and Christine Radivoj brought sophomore nursing students to the school as part of their pediatric clinical experience, according to Long.

"On top of learning nursing skills from a hospital aspect, Trinity places students in a variety of community settings to teach a holistic approach to nursing," said Long.

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PARTICIPANTS — A health fair screening recently was held at Karaffa Elementary School. Some of those participating were, front, from left, Parker Wright, Mykal Owens, Ignatius Fallon and Jenna Barr; and back, Katie Long, district nurse.
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During the health screening, pupils in grades kindergarten through fifth went through a variety of screenings to test hearing or vision, according to Long. Body mass index screenings, as required by the state, also were incorporated in the day's screenings, said Long.

"Stansbury provided pupils with an opportunity to try new foods that will be incorporated into the daily menus as part of new nutrition guidelines for this school year," said Long.

Toronto High School's health screening fair is planned Oct. 26 for all sixth,- seventh- and ninth-grade students, officials said.

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