Kaiser Permanente Hippocrates Circle Program Educational Day

This past weekend, CSHP collaborated with the Kaiser Permanente Hippocrates Circle Program in hosting a half day educational event. The program works with middle school students from underserved communities or those that are underrepresented in the health profession to encourage them to pursue a career in health care. Alongside the PA and DO programs at WesternU, CSHP Nutrition Committee held a nutrition presentation along with an interactive food scramble and juicing station. Our goal was to introduce these students to our profession as well as educate them on proper nutrition in regard to lifelong health. Students enjoyed the food scramble activity that tested their knowledge on the USDA MyPlate to illustrate a balanced diet of the five food groups. These students learned more about healthier alternatives besides sugary drinks when making nutrient filled juices. We wanted to demonstrate that eating healthy does require some more thought, but these eating habits develop over a lifetime.

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