Merriman Park students and their families learned that being healthy can be fun when they attended the MPE Health and Fitness Fair in January. PTA volunteers recruited the experts, including the Tooth Fairy to discuss dental health, LH’s Janie Christy to teach heart-healthy dance steps and Sparky the Fire Dog to promote fire safety.
Families were reminded that February is American Heart Month, and the Zumba instructor from the White Rock YMCA shared a few moves. Friendly folks from CrossFit and the LH YMCA were also on hand to encourage kids and their parents to exercise and eat healthy.
“We are so fortunate to have so many wonderful businesses and individuals in Lake Highlands who care about the future of our children,” said Liz Kluever, VP of Programs for the MPE PTA. “By teaching the kids about safety and staying healthy, they are providing them with the tools for a wonderful future.”
The following also provided activities and information: Lake Highlands Soccer Association, Coach Brooks, Dallas Police Department, Dallas Fire and Rescue, EPA, Texas Lice Squad, Dolphin Swim School, Janie Christy School of Dance, Children’s Dental Care, Kelley Huebner on Car Seat Safety, Play Tri, Spring Valley Athletic Association, American Heart Association, Poison Control, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, CHIPS, Medicaid, Smoothie Factory and Donald Wright with Gilchrist and Company.